Chameleon Explorer Alternatives

    Chameleon Explorer is described as 'Do you need to open a folder? You can open folders everywhere from a menu of your favorite folders, including dialog boxes for opening and saving all programs'. There are nine alternatives to Chameleon Explorer for Windows, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is RecentX. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FlashFolder or Direct Folders. Other great apps like Chameleon Explorer are Default Folder X (Paid), FileBox eXtender (Free, Open Source), Folder Menu (Free) and FindeXer (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      FlashFolder is an open source tool that extends the file-related common dialogs (e.g. open/save dialog) seen in most Windows applications. A small toolbar docks onto these dialogs that provides menus for quick access to recently-used folders, favorite folders and more.

      Discontinued

      Only inofficial versions for Win7 up ... buggy and no support from Zett42, developer that seems to be out of office. So pls mark as discontinued - average user will have too many problems.

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    2. Access your folders from anywhere.
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    3. Save your files effortlessly and open your folders instantly. Default Folder X makes Mac OS X's Open and Save dialogs work as quickly as you do.
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    4. FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. (Note that if a program uses its own "private" dialog boxes for these functions, you wont see our FileBox buttons, sorry.

      Discontinued

      FileBox eXtender is no longer supported. The binary builds and source code are available for download.

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    5. Folder Menu - a tiny, portable folder switching tool and file launcher. You can quickly jump to your favorite folders in explorer, open/save dialog or command prompt...and more. You can also launch your favorite folders, files or urls.

      Discontinued

      Last updated 2010/04/23

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    6. FindeXer customize your Explorer windows locations area for quick access to your most frequently used folders. After you install FindeXer, you need to restart Explorer and then view it by going to View -> Explorer Bar and selecting FindeXer.

      Discontinued

      Last updated 2008-12-04

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    7. Advanced Recent Access is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more.
    8. With Chameleon Folder you can open recent and favorite folders and files in Windows Explorer, Open/Save dialog boxes, on the Desktop, etc... Just click the middle mouse button and select the necessary folder or file in the menu to open it.
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