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Fileside Alternatives

Fileside is described as 'modern file manager for Mac and Windows that gives you complete layout control' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Fileside for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, PortableApps.com, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fileside are Total Commander, FreeCommander, Directory Opus and Q-Dir.

Fileside 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 Fileside.
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  1. Double Commander icon

    Double Commander

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    124 alternatives to Double Commander 

    Double Commander is a cross-platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.

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    1.  Batch Rename FilesDouble Commander supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    2.  PortableDouble Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDouble Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Ad-freeDouble Commander doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Dark ModeDouble Commander supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
    Double Commander 0.7.3 running on Ubuntu 16.04 Xfce
  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. FreeCommander icon

    FreeCommander

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    106 alternatives to FreeCommander 

    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.

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    1.  Batch Rename FilesFreeCommander supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    2.  Built-in viewerFreeCommander shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    3.  PortableFreeCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. Directory Opus icon

    Directory Opus

    • Windows
    76 alternatives to Directory Opus 

    Directory Opus provides a complete replacement for Explorer with far more power and functionality than any other file manager available today.

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    Dual display (vertical layout) without trees (this is the Commander style). Both file displays are in list mode, showing popup tooltip for an image file.
    Single display (with tree) in tiles mode, with viewer pane displayed.
  5. Q-Dir icon

    Q-Dir

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    90 alternatives to Q-Dir 

    Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadro-View (4 panes) technique. You dont have to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system. No!

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    1.  PortableQ-Dir can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Q-Dir default view on Windows 10
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  6. XYplorer icon

    XYplorer

    89 alternatives to XYplorer 

    XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, scripting engine, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks.

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    1.  PortableXYplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for scriptingXYplorer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Batch Rename FilesXYplorer supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    4.  File TaggingXYplorer can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    Thumbnails of image files in one of three fully configurable thumbnails views. Supported are PNG, JPG, GIF, TIF, TGA, WMF, PSD, ICO, BMP, and all RAW photo formats that you have CODECs for. Thumbnails support XYplorer's unique and famous Mouse Down Blow Up functionality.
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    Multi Commander

    75 alternatives to Multi Commander 

    Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager and is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout.

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    1.  Support for scriptingMulti Commander supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMulti Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableMulti Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. 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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    One Commander

    • Windows
    81 alternatives to One Commander 

    Free dual-pane file manager for Windows featuring tabs, columns, themes, long filename support, image converter, regex renaming and many other unique features.

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    1.  Dark ModeOne Commander supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  PortableOne Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  File TaggingOne Commander can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    4.  Batch Rename FilesOne Commander supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    5.  MP3 / ID3 RenamingOne Commander allows you to batch rename MP3 files through the use of ID3 metadata.
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    Forklift

    • Mac
    108 alternatives to Forklift 

    ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over Bluetooth. All these features are beautifully integrated into a sophisticated, yet easy to use Cocoa based...

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Command line interfaceForklift either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Dark ModeForklift supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Side Bar *
Dual Panes for easy navigation *
Preview Panel - Live Preview *
Icon View, List View, Column View *
Dropbox Integration - Copy Dropbox link *
Show Hidden Files
    File Transfer Tool for Mac * FTP Client * SFTP Client * WebDAV Client * Amazon S3 Client * Backblaze B2 client * Google Drive Client * Rackspace CloudFiles Client *  SMB Client * AFP Client * NFS  Client * VNC Client * You can save remote Connections as Favorites * You can use ForkLift Mini in the Menu bar to mount Saved Connections * You can use ForkLift Mini to drop Files to Saved Connections
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