Alternatives to Double Commander 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, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support. From...

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • FreeCommander icon

    FreeCommander

    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager, reminiscent of Norton Commander. Function to view (and sort after) foldersize, 37 languages, function to store ScreenShots as a file or to...

    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 Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing...

    Free Windows

  • Midnight Commander icon

    Midnight Commander

    GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. Its a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Dolphin File Manager icon

    Dolphin File Manager

    Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • XYplorer icon

    XYplorer

    XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, scripting engine, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently...

    Commercial Windows

  • QTTabBar icon

    QTTabBar

    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser. It comes with a number of nifty features including a favorites function for launching folders and applications, groupings of...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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    Nautilus

    Nautilus (Files) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.

    Open Source Linux

  • Q-Dir icon

    Q-Dir

    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 to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system. No! Q-Dir...

    Free Windows

  • Thunar icon

    Thunar

    Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Commander One icon

    Commander One

    Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way. You will get the dual-pane interface for easy moving and copying files from one place to another;...

    Freemium Mac

  • 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 simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions: * viewing files...

    Open Source Windows

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    muCommander

    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

  • Directory Opus icon

    Directory Opus

    Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today. Just some of the features include: Single or dual pane file display and trees Folder...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 in Multi Commander that not everything can be listed here. Layout • Dual Panel • Tabs •...

    Free Windows

  • Krusader icon

    Krusader

    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander. It provides all the file management features you could possibly want: extensive archive handling...

    Open Source Linux

  • One Commander icon

    One Commander

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

    Free Windows

  • TotalFinder icon

    TotalFinder

    TotalFinder brings tabs to your native Finder and more! Other features include dual-panel mode and showing folders before files.

    Commercial Mac Finder

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  • Explorer++ icon

    Explorer++

    Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 1.3.5, released in February 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    CubicExplorer

    CubicExplorer is a file manager which is aimed to replace Windows Explorer. It’s goal is to be easy and pleasant to use but still have enough power for more advanced usage. Its key features are tabs and bookmarks. It also has...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last commit 2013, website no longer up. See https://code.google.com/archive/p/cubicexplorer/source/default/commits
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    trolCommander

    trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager. trolCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface with tabbed navigation and rich functionality. It runs on any...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • PCMan File Manager icon

    PCMan File Manager

    An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Forklift icon

    Forklift

    "Dual pane file manager and SFTP/FTP client for Mac OS X ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over...

    Commercial Mac

  • xplorer² icon

    xplorer²

    xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual pane orthodox file managers, helping you be productive with your documents, pictures, music, source...

    Freemium Windows

  • Sunflower icon

    Sunflower

    Open source, small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plug-ins. Main goal is to create easy to use and powerful file manager seamlessly integrated into Gnome desktop environment.

    Open Source Linux

  • Finder icon

    Finder

    The Finder is the default application program used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems that is responsible for the overall user-management of files, disks, network volumes and the launching of other applications. As such the...

    Free Mac

  • ranger

    ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Unreal Commander icon

    Unreal Commander

    Very powerfull two-panel interface commander. Unreal Commander has UNICODE support, Extended search of files, Multi-rename tool, Synchronization of directories, Support of archives ZIP, RAR, ACE, CAB, JAR, TAR, LHA, GZ, TGZ , Built-in...

    Free Windows

  • Path Finder icon

    Path Finder

    Path Finder is a standalone Finder replacement that takes the Finder's familiar interface and adds numerous powerful features and interface innovations to help anyone be more productive on Mac OS X. It features: - Dual-pane...

    Commercial Mac

  • SpaceFM icon

    SpaceFM

    Multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system, and bash integration.

    Open Source Linux

  • Altap Salamander icon

    Altap Salamander

    A small and two-pane file manager with open plugin architecture. Has the ability to view content of files (text, html, over 40 picture formats, mp3), support for archives (zip, rar, arj, cab, tar/gzip, etc.), and (S)FTP support.

    Commercial Windows

  • NexusFile icon

    NexusFile

    NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this one. Batch Rename, Dual Panes...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued last version 5.3.3 (2012.12.08)
  • Marlin icon

    Marlin

    Marlin is a new GTK3-based file manager for Linux, pretty slick and fast. Unlike most other file managers Marlin has included the so called "Miller columns" view. Features * Tabbed browsing * Multiple-views *...

    Open Source Linux

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    Xfe

    Fast, light, and flexible file manager. Xfe only requires the FOX library to be fully functional. Plus, it can be launched from the command line in a fraction of second. Xfe can also efficiently complete terminal commands.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Nomad.NET icon

    Nomad.NET

    Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even support for multiple tabs. Using Nomad.NET requires very little explanation. Just download, extract...

    Free Windows

Double Commander Comments

Best and only open-source alternative to Total Commander

Positive Comment by M_O_Z_G
about Double Commander Oct 2016

Unlike lot of other dual-panel file managers, Double Commander is only one which support many of TC plugins: WCX, WDX, etc. You just didn't have another free alternative to TC.

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TotalCommander -> FreeCommander -> DoubleCommander

Positive Comment by NoCanDo
about Double Commander Feb 2016

Switched from Total Commander to FreeCommander to Double Commander. If you worked with either one of these, you'll be instantly familiar with Double Commander.

For me, it's a must have tool. Cannot work without it. Explorer doesn't come even close to functionality offered by these file manager tools.

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Very nice application and great free alternative to Total C ...

Comment by joshas
about Double Commander Jun 2011

Very nice application and great free alternative to Total Commander. Currently it is actively developed, so I suggest everyone to test latest dev snapshots too.

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