Proto Alternatives

    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 an app 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 Total Commander (Freemium), WizTree (Free Personal), QTTabBar (Free) and Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2020

    1. 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.
      show more
    2. 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!
      show more


    3. Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless options.
      show more
    4. With DaisyDisk you can free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files. The program scans any mounted disk and displays it on the sunburst map, where segments mean files and folders, proportionally to their sizes. The map is easy to read and navigate.
      show more


    5. Free dual-pane file manager for Windows featuring tabs, columns, themes, long filename support, image converter, regex renaming and many other unique features.
      show more
    6. 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.
      show more
    7. Brings features from Sublime Text to the file manager niche. Features: • A user interface similar to ST, • Ctrl/Cmd+P for jumping to any directory, • Plugins based on the Python programming language
      show more
    8. Meet Files, an enthusiast take on what Windows File Explorer explorer should be. Files is the modern file manager you always wanted. It's packed with features such as fluent design, tabs, layout modes, and much more.
      show more
    9. The Finder is the first thing that you see when your Mac finishes starting up. It opens automatically and stays open as you use other apps. It includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen and the desktop below that.
      show more
    Showing 20 of 81 alternatives