CSV Reader is a clear-cut software utility which can be used in order to read and view CSV files, as lists or data grids.
This tool does not require installation, as it is portable. As a consequence, you should know the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to be affected in any way, and there will be no leftover files upon its removal.
In addition to that, you can copy the program files to any location on the hard disk and just double-click the executable to run CSV Reader. It is also possible to place the last mentioned files to a portable storage unit (e.g. USB flash drive), in order to use it on any computer you have access to.
This app does not present many options and therefore, the interface sports a very simplistic design, with a menu bar and a panel in which to view the CSV files that interest you. This also means any type of person can easily work with it, be them experienced or not when it comes to computers.
There are two viewing methods, namely as a list or a data grid. It is also possible to sort all uploaded items alphabetically and according to the incorporated columns.
CSVs can be added by clicking the “Load” button. The “drag and drop” function is not supported, which is considered to be a small drawback, as it would have helped users manage files much easier.
All in all, CSV Reader is a very simple piece of software, yet it proves to be useful to people only interested in viewing CSV documents. Response time is good and our tests did not reveal any crashes or errors.