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. Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even support for multiple tabs.

      Discontinued

      Last release is from 2016. See here: http://www.nomad-net.info/news

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      "My Files" manages all the files on your smartphone, just like a file explorer on your computer. You can also manage files stored on SD cards, USB drives and files in the cloud storage connected with your smartphone at the same time. New features in My Files
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    2. My Commander (MyCO) is "the smallest - smartest - fastest file manager in the world", for Windows. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.
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    3. Saladin is an open source dual-pane file manager for Windows which merges the capabilities of Windows Explorer with the well known and easy to use orthodox user interface.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from May 2017. See here: https://saladin.mimec.org/news

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    4. Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.70, released in November 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. SpeedCommander is a comfortable file manager. It builds on the proven two window technology and offers a multitude of exclusive features. Sort, copy, move or delete your files either using the keyboard or the mouse.
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    6. elokab-fm is full file manager for elokab desktop envirenement fast and lightweight file manager Features - Support storage media mount unmount - Support display image thumbnails. - The possibility of opening several onglet of the specified path.
    7. NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this one.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      i.Disk scans directory trees and displays the total space used by each directory in an easy to use form.
    8. FileBoss is the robust and powerful file manager for Windows that tames today's large and complex Windows' file systems.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from May 2017. See here: https://www.theutilityfactory.com/updates/whats_new.htm

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