visViewer: Free Shareware Visio Viewer

Source: The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

Visio MVP David Parker recently developed visViewer as a shareware program to encourage the use of the Visio document format with non-Visio users.


Key Benefits

  • Stand alone application for viewing Visio files without Visio
  • Advanced search of shape data (custom properties)
  • Create lists of data from diagrams and export to other applications
  • Copy or print of any part of a diagram simply


visViewer is free for personal, non-commercial use.  If you should like the product, then we invite you to donate just $19 / copy.  This will ensure that the product is developed further, and encourage us to provide more tools to you.

The following prerequisites are required:

  • Windows Installer 3.1
  • .NET Framework 3.0 (x86)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPack 1.2
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Report Viewer

If you do not have Microsoft Outlook 2007, then you will need these:

  • Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1)