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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' and is an app. 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 Direct Folders or FlashFolder. Other great apps like Chameleon Explorer are FileBox eXtender, Default Folder X, Folder Menu and FindeXer.

Chameleon Explorer alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Chameleon Explorer.
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  1. RecentX icon

    RecentX

    • Windows
    266 alternatives to RecentX 

    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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    1.  File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Direct Folders

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    103 alternatives to Direct Folders 

    Access your folders from anywhere.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDirect Folders can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  LightweightDirect Folders consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    FlashFolder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    15 alternatives to FlashFolder 

    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.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFlashFolder can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      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.

      Screenshot: FlashFolder toolbar attached to common file open dialog
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      FileBox eXtender

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      11 alternatives to FileBox eXtender 

      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.)

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      1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFileBox eXtender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
        Discontinued

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

        Standard Windows File/Save As… box with and without FileBox eXtender buttons
        The heart button (button apperances are easily configurable) displays your "Favorites" menu
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        Default Folder X

        • Mac
        9 alternatives to Default Folder X 

        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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        Folder Menu

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        • Windows Explorer
        13 alternatives to Folder Menu 

        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.

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        1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFolder Menu can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
        Discontinued

        Last updated 2010/04/23

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      • FindeXer

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        7 alternatives to FindeXer 

        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.

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        Discontinued

        Last updated 2008-12-04

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        Advanced Recent Access

        • Windows
        256 alternatives to Advanced Recent Access 

        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.

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        Chameleon Folder

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        10 alternatives to Chameleon Folder 

        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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