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  • 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

  • Clover icon


    Wings for your Windows Explorer! Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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

    Free Windows

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    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

  • 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

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    Open Source Linux KDE

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    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

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    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

  • XtraFinder icon


    XtraFinder add Tabs and extra features to Mac Finder . • Tabs. • Dual Panel & Dual Window. • Arrange folders on top. ...

    Free Mac Finder

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    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

  • 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

  • Ghost Commander icon

    Ghost Commander

    Ghost Commander is a file manager for the Android platform with two panels. Its development was inspired by famous...

    Open Source Android

  • trolCommander icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • xplorer² icon


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

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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

  • Nomad.NET icon


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

    Free Windows

  • TidyTabs icon


    TidyTabs is a tool that brings tabbed browsing to all your programs. Ever wanted to have Chrome-style tabs in Windows Explorer...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Windows Double Explorer icon

    Windows Double Explorer Discontinued

    Windows Double Explorer manages two or more Windows Explorer in one application. Also you can add your favorite folders with drag and...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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    elokab file manager

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    Free Linux

  • 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

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    My Commander

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

    Free Windows

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    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Worker is a file manager for the X Window System on UN*X with low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries). The directories and...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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

  • FolderViewer icon


    A very advanced File Manager/Explorer, with Rename and Batch Copy Software tools, flexible Libraries to manage thousands of documents....

    Commercial Windows

  • WinTabber icon

    WinTabber Discontinued

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    Freemium 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

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    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • 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

QTTabBar Comments

Partial Windows 8 Compatiblity: v1.5.0.0 Beta 2

Comment by CamTruKyOak
about QTTabBar Dec 2012

It should be noted that that v. works fine on the Windows 8 CP, but not at all on the RTM or OEM. It installs fine, however neither the tab bar nor the icon bar shows after installation.


Good idea, but funny implentation

Comment by Thelle
about QTTabBar Oct 2012

I really like using tabbed browsing of folders, but QTTabBar is a bit bloated and has some funny standard settings.. Not love at first sight.


QTTabBar v1.5.0.0 Beta 2

Positive Comment by Chuong
about QTTabBar May 2012

Newest beta works great in Windows 7.

Awesome review here:


The new version is still in alpha stage. It has some bugs a ...

Comment by DevilishVicious
about QTTabBar Jun 2011

The new version is still in alpha stage. It has some bugs and is somewhat unstable. Meanwhile I´m using WindowTabs. Its simple but stable. But I'll switch back to QTTabBar as soon as bug free betas or final versions are released.


There's a new version being develped at: ...

Comment by spiral00
about QTTabBar Jun 2011

There's a new version being develped at: Windows 7 compatible too