Alternatives to Proto for all platforms with any license

  • WinDirStat icon


    WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool, inspired by KDirStat.

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • 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....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • QTTabBar icon


    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser. It comes with a number of...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

  • XYplorer icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • 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

  • Directory Opus icon

    Directory Opus

    Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DaisyDisk icon


    With DaisyDisk you can free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. The program scans any mounted disk and...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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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  • Krusader icon


    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total...

    Open Source Linux

  • CubicExplorer icon

    CubicExplorer Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Windows

  • WizTree icon


    WizTree scans your entire hard drive and shows you which files and folders are using the most disk space. It does this VERY QUICKLY....

    Free Windows

  • xplorer² icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • trolCommander icon


    trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager. trolCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Forklift icon


    "Dual pane file manager and SFTP/FTP client for Mac OS X ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for...

    Commercial Mac

  • Finder icon


    The Finder is the default application program used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems that is responsible for the overall...

    Free Mac

  • 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

  • SpaceMonger icon


    SpaceMonger is a treemapping tool for hard disks and file systems. Scan, map and manage PC, network and cloud storage ...

    Commercial Windows

  • Xinorbis icon


    Xinorbis is a completely FREE, powerful Windows-based data storage analyser for single users or network administrators. Provides an...

    Free Windows

  • Overdisk icon

    Overdisk Discontinued

    OverDisk is a disk usage browser. It can be used to quickly find out how a partition's space is distributed among the file system...

    Free Windows

  • Nomad.NET icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Xfe icon


    Fast, light, and flexible file manager. Xfe only requires the FOX library to be fully functional. Plus, it can be launched from the...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • 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

Proto Comments


Positive Comment by kwhitefooot
about Proto Sep 2014

Not easy to get started but might be worth a try.


Best file manager that I know of. Pretty hard to get into i ...

Comment by syl20bnr
about Proto Jun 2011

Best file manager that I know of. Pretty hard to get into it at the beginning. It will take some time before you use it easily but it worth the learning.