File Management

Managing files on computers is a concept as old as computers themselves. We’ve come a long way from the humble floppy, as these apps are all about managing files and folders, including browsing, searching, archival, locking, copying, deleting, comparison, merging, splitting, renaming, or tagging.

  1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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  2. 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.


  3. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • ReactOS
    WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
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  4. Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. You can compare two or three files and edit them in place (diffs update dynamically). You can compare two or three folders and launch file comparisons.
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  5. Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support.
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  6. WinMerge is an open source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.
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  7. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.
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  8. A free utility designed to copy files faster and more secure. It can verify copied files to ensure they are identical. It skips bad files during copy, not terminating the entire transfer. Seamless integration with Windows Explorer.
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  9. QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser.
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  10. File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in Windows Explorer.
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  11. TagSpaces is an open source personal data manager. It helps you organize and browse your files on every platform. Cross-platform file tagging and file finding
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  12. It is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason.
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  13. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.
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  14. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.