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. V is an all-purpose File Manager for Windows. V is not just another Windows Explorer replacement. Its main strength is its inbuilt file viewer which excels at viewing files quickly - whether they are 100 bytes or 100 gigabytes in size.
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    2. DCommander is a two-pane file manager that gives you full control over your computer's filesystem.
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    3. The Sunrise Commander is a richly featured double-pane file manager for the Emacs editor that combines the power of dired and the convenience of orthodox file managers (Midnight Commander, Far, etc).
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    4. Disk Space Analyzer allows you to easily find and remove the bulkiest content for your Mac or external storage. You can see your Mac disk usage, find folders that take up the most space, and manage hard drive space by moving or removing files.
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    5. ClearDisk is a Mac OS X utility designed to clean the hard disk of unnecessary files which clog up the disk space. The goal of ClearDisk is just to find unused files on your computer and remove them. ClearDisk saves your time by cleaning your disk in a fast and intuitive manner.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      FilePro Professional disk and file manipulation Features ? Generate disk treemaps for local or network volumes ? Search and locate files in treemaps by automatic zoom-in and positioning. ? Save entire or partial volume snapshots
    6. Xenon File Manager Portable is a file manager specifically designed to work from a USB drive.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-04-24. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/xenon-portable/

      Last Update: 2013-04-24

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    7. Magellan Explorer is an advanced, yet easy to use, Windows file manager based on the powerful dual window pane concept. Previous users of the Norton Commander file manager and similar tools will feel right at home.

      Discontinued

      This has not been updated since 2009.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Program to help recover disk space. Gives pie-chart view of disk usage, including unused space, with the ability to drill down into folders. Shows actual or nominal space occupied. Knows about the effects of cluster sizes.
    8. EF Commander is a file manager for the Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Window XP and Windows Vista desktop. If youve ever used and liked Norton Commander, youll like this dual-windowed program, which comes complete with bubble and online help.
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