Alternatives to CubicExplorer for all platforms with any license

  • Total Commander icon

    Total Commander

    Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. It costs 32€. Some features include a built-in FTP client...

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • Double Commander icon

    Double Commander

    Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • FreeCommander icon


    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager, reminiscent of Norton Commander. Function to view...

    Free Windows

  • File Explorer icon

    File Explorer

    File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft...

    Free Windows

  • Q-Dir icon


    Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadro-View (4 panes) technique. You dont have...

    Free Windows

  • XYplorer icon


    XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly...

    Commercial Windows

  • Thunar icon


    Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Far Manager icon

    Far Manager

    Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a...

    Open Source Windows

  • muCommander icon


    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

  • Multi Commander icon

    Multi Commander

    Multi Commander has a lot of file manager features. This list It is not even close to complete. There are so many features and tweaks...

    Free Windows

  • One Commander icon

    One Commander

    Free dual-pane file manager for Windows featuring tabs, columns, themes, long filename support, image converter, regex renaming and...

    Free Windows

  • Explorer++ icon

    Explorer++ Discontinued

    Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Geeqie Image Viewer icon

    Geeqie Image Viewer

    Geeqie is a lightweight Gtk+ based image viewer for Unix like operating systems. It was forked from GQview. The development is...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • xplorer² icon


    xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual...

    Freemium Windows

  • Unreal Commander icon

    Unreal Commander

    Very powerfull two-panel interface commander. Unreal Commander has UNICODE support, Extended search of files, Multi-rename tool...

    Free Windows

  • NexusFile icon

    NexusFile Discontinued

    NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing...

    Free Windows

  • Marlin icon


    Marlin is a new GTK3-based file manager for Linux, pretty slick and fast. Unlike most other file managers Marlin has included the...

    Open Source Linux

  • Nomad.NET icon


    Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even...

    Free Windows

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  • Just Manager icon

    Just Manager

    Just Manager is a feature packed, versatile, multi-tabbed multi-pane file manager for the Windows operating system. It is available in...

    Free Windows

  • FileVoyager icon


    FileVoyager is a freeware file manager for Microsoft Windows using two panels of disks browsers.

    Free Windows

  • elokab file manager icon

    elokab file manager

    elokab-fm is full file manager for elokab desktop envirenement is Qt-based elokab-fm fast and lightweight file manager Available...

    Free Linux

  • ZTreeWin icon


    ZTreeWin is a fast and powerful text-mode file & directory manager, with many advanced features and an intuitive keyboard...

    Commercial Windows

  • FenrirFS icon


    FenrirFS is a file management software where you can easily view everything in 3 different modes and manage any kind of file using...

    Free Windows

  • Tux Commander icon

    Tux Commander Discontinued

    Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Vifm icon


    Vifm is a ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • V - The File Viewer icon

    V - The File Viewer

    V is an all-purpose File Manager for Windows. V is not just another Windows Explorer replacement. Its main strength is its inbuilt...

    Commercial Windows

  • My Commander icon

    My Commander

    My Commander (MyCO) is "the small - smarter - fastest file manager in the world", archiver and ISO creator for Windows 7....

    Free Windows

  • Proto icon

    Proto Discontinued

    Proto is a fast, next-gen, freeware file manager. Unlike all the Norton Commander clones, this project introduces interesting and new...

    Free Windows

  • Saladin icon


    Saladin is an open source dual-pane file manager for Windows which merges the capabilities of File Explorer with the well known...

    Open Source Windows

  • Better Explorer icon

    Better Explorer Bundleware

    This is a replacement for the standard Windows Explorer with more features for more convenience. Features: Archive Support: ...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

  • Fileboss icon


    FileBoss is the modern, robust and powerful - yet easy to use - file manager that enables you to control your files and file system...

    Commercial Windows

  • UltraExplorer icon

    UltraExplorer Discontinued

    UltraExplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that will change the way you think about file management. Other Explorer replacement...

    Free Windows

  • NERD tree

    The NERD tree allows you to explore your filesystem and to open files and directories in Vim. It presents the filesystem to you in the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Vim

  • Sunrise Commander icon

    Sunrise Commander

    The Sunrise Commander is a richly featured double-pane file manager for the Emacs editor that combines the power of dired and the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GNU Emacs

  • GNOME Commander icon

    GNOME Commander

    GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill...

    Open Source Linux

CubicExplorer Comments

Alternative as an image viewer

Positive Comment by reiaasu
about CubicExplorer and Geeqie Image Viewer, ACDSee, XnView Sep 2015

I know that it is primarily a file manager. But its user interface can be configured in such a way that it looks very similar to how I configure ACDSee Classic, Cornice, GQview, Geeqie and XnView. I like image viewers with a panel for folder tree and/or file list, and another panel with image preview. And Windows lacks good open source image viewers with such user interface, so here's my suggestion.


Solid Replacment

Positive Comment by Tchaos
about CubicExplorer Oct 2014

This is a solid and very useful explore replacement.
I started using it a month ago and have completely fallen in love with it.
Though I do wish there was real plug-in support, or it was made with open source of free compiling tools in mind so that I could roll my own version of it.


...almost there!

Comment by wolframite
about CubicExplorer Jul 2011

Great explorer replacement. It would be killer if there was the ability to show two explorer panels at the same time.