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. Dos Navigator Open Source Project is dedicated for development of the popular file shell Dos Navigator (DN) through collective efforts of an open group of programmers.

      Discontinued

      Hasn't been maintained in 10 years.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • AROS
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Dopus5 (short for Directory Opus 5) is a well-known Workbench clone for AmigaOS-based computer systems. It features file manager functionality and has been a popular Amiga software title for many years. After acquiring the sources from the original authors of...
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      ExplorerXP is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE file manager for Windows 2000/XP. Unlike the regular Windows Explorer, it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface.

      Discontinued

      Old and discontinued, important features such as right click menu not working in Windows 10

    2. File management utility and image viewer. The program has an effective split screen interface with two directory views or a directory view and a file viewer. The image viewer can launch MeeSoft Image Analyzer for editing images.
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    3. GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands.


    4. Moroshka File Manager is the classic two windows file manager focused on elegant user interface, usability and sets of unique features: - Files are presented in views, may be quickly sorted and filtered. Brief mode simplify the presentation the content of folders.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from May 2011 but the software can still be downloaded on the Apple App Store.

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    5. Frigate3 is a handy file manager with built-in file viewers, handy utilities, and a wealth of other options that make managing and browsing through files easy.

      Discontinued

      Last version 3.36 is from December 2008 but can still bought on the website.

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    6. Vole Windows Expedition is a new generation file manager, one-click to get all your files and folders ready in a nicely gallery format, a more graceful way to manage documents.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      FileVoyager is a freeware Orthodox file manager (OFM) for Microsoft Windows. OFM’s are file managers using two panels of disks browsers. This dual pane layout makes very easy the transfer operations of files or folders between sources and destinations.
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    7. STDU Explorer is a piece of software that offers you the opportunity to work with image files (support psd, bmp, png, gif, pcx, jpeg, wmf formats) and e-books in DjVu, PDF, FB2, JBIG2, XPS, DCX, WWF, PDB, CBR and CBZ formats.

      Discontinued

      Last version 1.0.517 is from July 2013 but can still be downloaded from the website.

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