Directory Opus Reviews

At a standstill

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I've been a DO user for 5-6 years at least, and it hasn't improved much over that period of time. However, they keep charging for pricey upgrades and simply aren't worth it.

They won't be getting any more money from me.

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no competition

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In the realm of File Managers there is no competition in the market to GP-Soft's Directory Opus. Non has such a seamless integration of FTP -Client, compressed file handling, file viewing and macro capabilities. And all very intuitive. This is UX how it is done well. I've not even began to scratch the surface of the rich macro-functionality. Personal favourite: color coding files that haven been change less than a week ago. The only way I can keep up with my editing.

As there are no real GNU/Linux alternatives I've played with fedora, gnubuntu, mint, and arch, but there is simply nothing better.

Directory Opus takes the suck out of Windows.

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If you manage a lot of files...

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...DOpus is more than worth every penny. It is the most diverse, flexible and robust file manager on the planet. Where it shines:

Dual Pane
Tabs
Mass renaming
Scripting
Copy queue
FTP handling
Customization
File Search
Windows integration
Archive support
Synchronization

Where it lags:

Tagging/search: dependent on Windows Search which does not recognize some tagged file types
Directory Comparison: Not as fast as other file managers
Encryption: only available for archived files

Can it improve? Yes. Will it continue to improve? Absolutely. With a vibrant community and engaged developers, DOpus is tough to beat... At any price.

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Best Program

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Upgrades are waaay too expensive

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I've had earlier versions of Directory Opus and it's the best thing out there. But $50 for an upgrade for a file utility is waaay too pricey. Time to find something more reasonable or just live with DO 9

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It just HAS what you're looking for !

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Just some more fine additions in v10.0.5.0
Check out the new feature video's for past versions too, there's tons of goodies to be found.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Nudelyn?feature=watch

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Directory opus Features

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Love this app, puts explorer to shame.
i found that the following theme/Skin made it so much easier to access its full potential
KODC skin

Theme adds the following pre made buttons for this app
with a single click you can do the following

  • Advanced Rename Buttons (for files/folders names)
    - converts all Dots/Underscores to spaces
    - remove all brackets and whats inside of them.
    - Capitalise file names
    - trim/add digits/characters

  • Create New folders based on filenames

  • Easily create listing of all files within a folder

  • Send files directy to other software (daemon tools/convertXtodvd/MP3Tag)

--------too much to mention

[Edited by Mapuche, April 14]

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best program directory out there without a doubt

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I am rewriting my review again after a few months of using the pro version of this program ($100 for 2 PC liscneses roughly)

PROS (and reasons why its better than anything else in its class)

  • Best in class metadata image data preview -> you can click an image, and havei t display all the information next to it. Extremely useful if you do any sort of image editing like photoshop but don't want to use a dedicated platform for it, such as Adobe Bridge or XNview
  • Best in class metadata text preview -> You can preview contents of an excel file, copy it, without even opening up excel at all. The same is true for text files. You save a lot of time not having to open / close anything up for read-only mode previews. Useful for looking at readme.txt files, previewing word docs, etc
  • Best in class video preview -> Its got a built in VLC-video like player inside of it, so you can preview video clips. This is extremely handy if you want to compile video game clips together and need to preview its contents fast, or if you are doing adobepremierePro /or screencasts/ youtube and need to see what your video files look like very quickly
  • Allows for .EPS / PDF thumbnail previewer using outside extensions. Extremely useful if you write a lot of business docs/ spec sheets/ taxes / accounting / legal things, or if you want to preview your vector files quickly. See https://resource.dopus.com/t/free-thumbnails-viewer-for-eps-pdf-32-64-bit-and-many-more/13703/6 for more details
  • Extremely customizable. Can customize quick access toolbar up top, there's dozens of settings for shortcuts here
  • Rich extension support using javascript -> If you need batch commands with directoryopus, there is a community here for that. https://resource.dopus.com/c/buttons-scripts . No other platform supports this besides directoryopus. Some things include the ability to batch process images on par with adobe photoshop
  • Almost every standard feature you can think of (Folder treepane, FTP file support / directly using command prompt at subfolder, favorites, etc). Not much else to say here except that is supports it
  • Dockable widget support similar to desktop coral. Useful if you want to access directoryopus but don't want to view your whole window with it

CONS

  • Its pricy but you get what you pay for and your supporting future development. Honestly $100 for 2 PC liscenses is not a whole lot in how much time I save from using this
  • Its easy to pick up but figuring out how things work for first time might be confusing. Its not that huge of a learning curve but its definitely there, especially if you modify settings I suggest just going on their forum and asking questions / searching through it https://resource.dopus.com/ or the help section

COMPARABLE PROGRAMS

  • Xyplorer -> does not offer metadata preview to my knowledge
  • Total commander -> outdated
  • Clover -> Windows 10 compatability problems

Some additional things:

Their youtube videos are topnotch quality in explaining all of their rich features very quickly. I suggest checking it out here: (all features covered in suually 20 minutes or less)

https://www.youtube.com/user/Nudelyn/feed

I highly recommend this program. You aren't a poweruser until you've used this software

I also only named about half the features, there's lots more I haven't even looked into it yet or don't have a use for it

[Edited by Kagerjay, July 16]

[Edited by Kagerjay, November 29]

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