Alternatives to XYplorer 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    Directory Opus

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

    Commercial 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...

    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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • TotalFinder icon


    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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  • 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

  • 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

    • xyplorer has advanced functionalities like writing custom scripts that can be called. Finder is a basic windows explorer-like application
      Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • 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...

    Commercial 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

  • 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

    • Tree on the left, tabs and panes (horizontal & vertical), optical filters - it's great.
      Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Nomad.NET icon


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

    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

  • 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

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    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

  • Dopus5 icon


    Dopus5 (short for Directory Opus 5) is a well-known Workbench clone for AmigaOS-based computer systems. It features file manager...

    Open Source AROS AmigaOS MorphOS

  • File Cards icon

    File Cards

    File manager with productivity in mind. Fast and fluid. See all your important folders and their contents in one view at a glance with...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • ZTreeWin icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • Batch File Manager icon

    Batch File Manager

    Rename, move, copy, delete, and otherwise manage multiple files. Rename multiple files according to the rules and pattern you specify...

    Commercial Windows

XYplorer Comments

I tested several Open Source alternatives, but this one beats them all

Positive Comment by Atoshi
about XYplorer Nov 2016

This file manager has everything i could expect from a good tool. The customization capabilities are absurdally elaborate (in a good way).


Very fast loading big folders!

Positive Comment by Chuong
about XYplorer Oct 2014

I have a couple folders with tons of contents, video clips, and other files.
XYplorer were able to load up and sort by date/name/size very quickly.
Windows explorer failed me in that regard.


Really Worth

Positive Comment by theelementsoflive
about XYplorer Sep 2014

This software is really worth to try. sometimes 3 updates in a week. And when you want to use the paid version its not that expensive. Because of the updates.


The best of the best

Positive Comment by SouzaRM
about XYplorer Nov 2012

The kings' king of the manager files!



Positive Comment by KristyHage
about XYplorer Dec 2011

File Manager very versatile with a ton of features! And with Scripting automation!


Very good.

Positive Comment by ksk
about XYplorer Dec 2011

This is a very good filemanager. It has a tree view and a two-pane view, and much of it is very customisable (it includes scripting support too). There are aspects which are not the most streamlined they could be: you can define shortcut keys to take you to a folder, for example, but it doesn't automatically suggest the present folder as the destination which would be nice (and is done by Altap Salamander); also, it is not super streamlined for keyboard navigation: there is no ".." for navigating up a folder level, for example.

However, it does have some features which are very powerful and not really seen elsewhere: built-in tags, color coding, labels, view filters. For the most part these outweigh the downsides.


I have tried a lot of file managers and this is probably th ...

Comment by CrouZ
about XYplorer Jun 2011

I have tried a lot of file managers and this is probably the best one.


I my view better than all competitors free or commercial. I ...

Comment by BobbyIII
about XYplorer Jun 2011

I my view better than all competitors free or commercial. I tried them all. Second best in my view is xplorer2.


This portable app is amazingly fast (especially searches) a ...

Comment by Abid
about XYplorer Jun 2011

This portable app is amazingly fast (especially searches) and features such as tabbed browsing, customizable shortcuts, all sorts of filters (lets you see only stuff you want to), scripts (that can do a lot of complicated tedious tasks with one key press) and several other features that make my life so much easier. And i carry it always on my USB so i can use it anywhere with ease. A super app for those interested in file management and a must-have for all administrators.


A great filemanager for Windows. It's fast, clean, mean. Di ...

Comment by CyGho
about XYplorer Jun 2011

A great filemanager for Windows. It's fast, clean, mean. Didi i say it's fast? :)
Tabs are great and the upcoming dual-pane will make it even greater. Use a lifetime license and never look back.


For the record: While I am the author of a blog supporting ...

Comment by J5_JHallgren
about XYplorer Jun 2011

For the record: While I am the author of a blog supporting this app, and also participate often in the user forums, I receive no compensation for doing so, as I just want to make XYplorer more known.