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  • 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 features some new ideas. Features Unicode support Tabbed interface Multi-rename tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Clover icon

    Clover

    Wings for your Windows Explorer! Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. After Clover is installed, you will be able to open multiple folders within the same...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • muCommander icon

    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

  • 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

  • XtraFinder icon

    XtraFinder

    XtraFinder add Tabs and extra features to Mac Finder . • Tabs. • Dual Panel & Dual Window. • Arrange folders on top. • Cut & Paste. • Global hotkeys. • "Copy...

    Free Mac Finder

  • 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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    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

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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

  • Ghost Commander icon

    Ghost Commander

    Ghost Commander is a file manager for the Android platform with two panels. Its development was inspired by famous (Norton|Midnight|Total) Commander desktop applications, so if you are familiar with those great software, you will find...

    Open Source Android

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    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

  • TidyTabs icon

    TidyTabs

    TidyTabs is a tool that brings tabbed browsing to all your programs. Ever wanted to have Chrome-style tabs in Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office or PuTTY? TidyTabs does just that. It integrates nicely with the OS and you will feel...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Tux Commander icon

    Tux Commander

    Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. The main goal of this...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.70, released in November 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Windows Double Explorer icon

    Windows Double Explorer

    Windows Double Explorer manages two or more Windows Explorer in one application. Also you can add your favorite folders with drag and drop to the toolbar for quick access. It's easyier to manage your disc structure. (A kind of...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued Last update was Tue May 18, 2010 according to the website: http://wde.codeplex.com/
  • 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 languages: French, English, Arabic.

    Free Linux

  • BrightExplorer icon

    BrightExplorer

    We tabbified your current Windows File Explorer by wrapping BrightExplorer around it, and added other advanced functionality for example a brand new favourite panel!

    Freemium Windows Windows Explorer

  • 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 form of a tree which you manipulate with the keyboard and/or mouse. It also allows you to perform...

    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 convenience of orthodox file managers (Midnight Commander, Far, etc).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GNU Emacs

  • FolderViewer icon

    FolderViewer

    A very advanced File Manager/Explorer, with Rename and Batch Copy Software tools, flexible Libraries to manage thousands of documents. FolderViewer is the Whole in One of Windows. Main features of FolderViewer 5.0 Dual Panel File...

    Commercial Windows

  • DOS Navigator OSP

    Dos Navigator Open Source Project is dedicated for development of the popular file shell Dos Navigator (DN) through collective efforts of an open group of programmers.

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Hasn't been maintained in 10 years.
  • 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. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.

    Free Windows

  • Worker icon

    Worker

    Worker is a file manager for the X Window System on UN*X with low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries). The directories and files are shown in two independent panels (similar to Midnight Commander). Features: UTF8 support...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Proto icon

    Proto

    Proto is a fast, next-gen, freeware file manager. Unlike all the Norton Commander clones, this project introduces interesting and new approach to handling files. Incorporates some of the Jef Raskin's ideas regarding “Humane...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued No recent activity.
  • WinTabber icon

    WinTabber

    WinTabber is a tabmanager which enables you to tab almost any window (yes, also terminals) under windows 2000/XP WinTabber is initially made to add a fully functional tab-interface to terminal programs, like a tabbed putty and tabbed...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The website is no longer accessible, but has been archived on Archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20150214083547/http://www.wintabber.com/
  • Magellan Explorer icon

    Magellan Explorer

    Magellan Explorer is an advanced, yet easy to use, Windows file manager based on the powerful dual window pane concept. Previous users of the Norton Commander file manager and similar tools will feel right at home. It can also act as...

    Commercial Windows

  • WinFrigate icon

    WinFrigate

    Frigate3 is a handy file manager with built-in file viewers (DBF, RTF, HTML, DOC, Excel), handy utilities (TreeNotes, StartUp Manager, Calculator, SmartPad, and Directory Size Manager) and a wealth of other options that make managing...

    Commercial Windows

  • TabExplorer icon

    TabExplorer

    Add tabs to Windows explorer. Make Windows Explorer like a tabbed browser.

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.2.2, released on August 2012, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

QTTabBar Comments

QTTabBar ver 1038

Comment by krrr
about QTTabBar Nov 2016

not work on windows 10 1607

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Partial Windows 8 Compatiblity: v1.5.0.0 Beta 2

Comment by CamTruKyOak
about QTTabBar Dec 2012

It should be noted that that v. 1.5.0.0b2 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.

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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.

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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:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/more-about-qttabbar.htm

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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.

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There's a new version being develped at: http://qttabbar.so ...

Comment by spiral00
about QTTabBar Jun 2011

There's a new version being develped at: http://qttabbar.sourceforge.net/. Windows 7 compatible too

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