DocX Viewer is a lightweight Windows freebie developed to open docx documents without the need for Microsoft Office.
As many of you probably know by now, Microsoft Office 2007 and newer versions adopted the docx document format, so older releases are unable to handle this particular extension.
That’s why DocX Viewer could come in very handy to many users out there. The app was developed with a single goal in mind: to open docx documents without even asking for Microsoft Office to be installed on the local computer.
Of course, the application provides absolutely no editing features, so it only shows the content of a docx document and nothing more. You’re not even allowed to right click inside a document, but instead you can select the text and copy it via the “CTRL+C” keyboard shortcut.
The status bar is being used to show the file size, document title, author and date, while the application comes with very basic options to enable page margin and docx file association.
Just as expected, DocX Viewer leaves just a very low footprint on system performance, running smoothly on all Windows versions on the market.
Which leads us to a rather simple conclusion: DocX Viewer deserves a chance, especially because Microsoft Office is such an expensive product. DocX Viewer provides just basic docx document viewing features, but at least you can copy the text you need with minimum effort.