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Proto is described as 'fast, next-gen, freeware file manager. Unlike all the Norton Commander clones, this project introduces interesting and new approach to handling files. Incorporates some of the Jef Raskin's ideas regarding “Humane Interface”' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Proto for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Proto are WizTree, Total Commander, QTTabBar and Dolphin File Manager.

Proto alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be Disk Usage Analyzers or FTP Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Proto.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Proto is a fast, next-gen, freeware file manager. Unlike all the Norton Commander clones, this project introduces...

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableDouble Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDouble Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDouble Commander supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
  2. WizTree scans your entire hard drive and shows you which files and folders are using the most disk space. It does this VERY QUICKLY. In fact, we believe WizTree to be the fastest application of this type currently available!

    ⚫︎ PortableWizTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Time-based One-time PasswordWizTree has support for TOTP, a computer algorithm that generates Time-based One-Time Passwords
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    Wiztree graphical tree view


  3. Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableTotal Commander is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableTotal Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    QTTabBar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer

    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionQTTabBar can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Tabbed Explorer
  5. Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP and other protocols. Highly configurable.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDolphin File Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableFreeCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMidnight Commander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. 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.
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    Files

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Files is a file manager which leverages the latest features of the Windows platform including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs which enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeFiles supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableXYplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableXYplorer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingXYplorer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingXYplorer can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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