FileBox eXtender Alternatives

    FileBox eXtender is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FileBox eXtender for Windows, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is MenuTools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FileBox eXtender are Folders Popup (Free, Open Source), FlashFolder (Free, Open Source), DeskPins (Free, Open Source) and Direct Folders (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

    1. MenuTools is a simple program that extends the basic functionality of the Windows system menu. Main features - Process priority - Window transparency - Always on top - Minimize to tray
    2. Folders Popup lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents and links! Have all your favorites at your finger tip - press the middle mouse button to popup your personalized menu.
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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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    3. DeskPins can be used to make any application topmost, that is, to keep it above all other windows. Just grab a pin from the DeskPins icon in the system notification area (a.k.a. taskbar tray) and click on any window.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.32, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    4. Access your folders from anywhere.
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    5. The freeware Quick Access Popup (QAP) lets you move like a breeze between your frequently used folders, documents, applications, web pages and much more!
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    6. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      The StExBar provides many useful commands for your everyday use of Windows explorer. And you can add as many custom commands on your own as you like. . The commands are not just available from the toolbar, but also via hotkeys and via a context menu!
    7. 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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    8. 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.
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