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BrightExplorer Alternatives

BrightExplorer is described as 'We tabbified your current Windows File Explorer by wrapping BrightExplorer around it, and added other advanced functionality for example a brand new favourite panel!' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BrightExplorer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Windows Explorer, Finder and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Total Commander, which is free. Other great apps like BrightExplorer are QTTabBar, File Explorer, Clover and Tablacus Explorer.

BrightExplorer alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BrightExplorer.
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  • Windows Explorer

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  1. TidyTabs icon

    TidyTabs

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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    13 alternatives to 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 like the multi-tab functionality is a core part...

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    1.  PortableTidyTabs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Tabbify everything
  2. Total Commander icon

    Total Commander

    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    164 alternatives to Total Commander 

    Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

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    1.  Batch Rename FilesTotal Commander supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    2.  PortableTotal Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. QTTabBar icon

    QTTabBar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    48 alternatives to QTTabBar 

    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser. It comes with a number of nifty features including a favorites function for launching folders and applications, groupings of folders that can be opened together, tooltip...

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionQTTabBar can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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  4. File Explorer icon

    File Explorer

    • Windows
    118 alternatives to File Explorer 

    File Explorer (Windows 10), previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It is sometimes referred to as the Windows shell, explorer.

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  5. Clover icon

    Clover

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    16 alternatives to 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 in tabs within the same window, and you can also be able to add.

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    Bundleware

    Since version 3.1.0, the program contains adwares, as reported on Reddit and VirusTotal. https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/4uqswo/new_version_of_clover_out_310_tabbed_windows/d96tkpy/

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    Clover in action on Windows 7 Classic Theme looks neat too. In the screenshot we're seeing also it's bookmarks bar.


  6. Tablacus Explorer icon

    Tablacus Explorer

    39 alternatives to Tablacus Explorer 

    Tablacus Explorer is a tabbed file manager with Add-on support.

    Tabbed interface Add-on support Customizable association, menus, keys, mouse gestures, alias Completely Portable, No installation required Multiple language and Unicode support Open source .

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTablacus Explorer can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableTablacus Explorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightTablacus Explorer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeTablacus Explorer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  7. Stardock Groupy icon

    Stardock Groupy

    12 alternatives to Stardock Groupy 

    Groupy is a powerful organizational tool for Windows that will keep information tabbed and organized. You can drag and drop multiple applications and documents together to group them into a tabbed interface for easy access and reference.

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    fman

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    97 alternatives to fman 

    The most modern dual-pane file manager. For Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfman can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  9. TidyTabs icon

    TidyTabs

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    13 alternatives to 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 like the multi-tab functionality is a core part...

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    1.  PortableTidyTabs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Tabbify everything
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    XtraFinder

    • Mac
    • Finder
    17 alternatives to XtraFinder 

    XtraFinder add tabs and extra features to the Finder.

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