Dual Pane Mode allows you to display 2 directories side by side, or one on top of the other. Each of the directory listings can (optionally) have an Explorer tree associated with them.
In Thumbnails Mode, thumbnails are displayed for the most common graphics file formats (like JPG and BMP). It is also possible to display thumbnails for several other non-image files (like videos, and even HTML/PDF). The appearance of the thumbnails (size, colors, ...) can be customized.
When you move the mouse over an image thumbnail, an InfoTip will pop up displaying some information about the thumbnail (like image dimensions). If the image contains EXIF data, some of this data will also be displayed in the InfoTip.
Commonly viewed folders can be saved as FolderTabs, allowing you to view them with a single mouse click (or key press).
Files may be displayed together with a ruler and line numbers. The ruler may be dragged to any position of the file, making it easy to determine the exact position of the data.
Grids can be created which consist of vertical lines and column headings, and behave just like a ruler. They can be displayed at the top of the file and can also be floated over any part of the file.
CSV files are typically comma delimited files used to represent tabular data.
V will automatically recognize most CSV files and will display them as a table - where all the columns have the same width (much like a spreadsheet).
V will automatically recognize most EBCDIC files and will display them accordingly (including XMIT and AWS files).
The most common RECFM formats are supported (RECFM=V/VB/F), as is carriage control (CCTYPE=A/M/Z).
V's hex mode is great for looking at binary files.
You may search for files based on several criteria (name, size, date/time and attributes) as well as search for files containing specified text (GREP).
An experimental Bioinformatics/DNA search lets you search for amino acid strings and IUPAC codes in files containing DNA sequences.
NTFS file systems support "Alternate Data Streams" (ADS). These are basically "invisible" files that attach themselves to existing files.
Windows does not provide a way to list/view the ADS - but V does.
V's ZIP file support allows you to:
Save paper by printing in 2UP mode.
The file is printed in Landscape mode with two pages being printed (side by side) on each sheet of paper. This is ideal for program listings, hex dumps and README files.