Advanced File Organizer Reviews

Good at its job

Review by Anamon
about Advanced File Organizer Feb 2013

I have purchased AFORG many years ago to organise my many PC game magazine coverdiscs, among other media. The software is very easy to use. It does what it's supposed to and offers many comfortable features without becoming too overburdened like some other applications of the kind.

Scanning discs is very quick, and there are a few options to automatically extract basic metadata. After scanning, you can add custom descriptions to files and folders, and also assign them to nested categories that you can set up. This allowed me to finely sort all the different content on the discs. The search feature is powerful enough and brings up your results pretty much instantly even for large catalogues.

AFORG is a good example of a program that knows its scope: it might not do as much as some of its alternatives, but what it does, it does flawlessly and reliably. Unfortunately, it has not been updated in over five years at the time of writing, and I'm not sure about how its future will look. But this is one of the rare cases where even a 5-year-old version is better than most up-to-date alternatives.