What is your favorite file manager?

Discussion in 'polls' started by moontan, Oct 3, 2011.

?

What is your favorite file manager?

  1. 1. Windows Explorer

    88 vote(s)
    48.9%
  2. 2. Linux/Unix based

    18 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. 3. Mac/Apple based

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. 4. Directory Opus

    15 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. 5. XYPlorer

    20 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. 6. Xplorer2

    15 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. 7. Q-Dir

    9 vote(s)
    5.0%
  8. 8. FreeCommander

    7 vote(s)
    3.9%
  9. 9. CubicExplorer

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  10. 10. Other (specify)

    21 vote(s)
    11.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    What is your favorite file manager?

    Let's face it: you really can't call yourself a technogeek unless you are using one of these.
    we all know about Windows Explorer and although it is better than previous versions it is still lacking sorely.

    and there's just something about using a good file managers; it's almost like using another OS.

    i have paid licenses for too many of these products, it's almost like a fetish for me! ;)

    the one i like the best is DOpus but XYplorer is so very close behind!
    and btw, there is a 51% discount on lifetimes license coming soon to Bitsdujour for XYplorer.
    you gotta take advantage of this. :)
    the best free one i have tried is Q-Dir, imo.

    anyway, tell us how much love you have for file managers!
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Posts:
    9,148
    You know you could add a poll right?

    Anyways, explorer is fine.
     
  3. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    it's working! :D

    you can chose multiple answers btw. :)
     
  4. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    no no no, it's far from being fine. :D
     
  5. cozumel

    cozumel Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Posts:
    260
    Location:
    London, UK
    I used to like XTree & Norton Commander. I don't have a current favorite.
     
  6. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Posts:
    9,148
    How so?
     
  7. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    first, the Recent list does not seem to get updated, if you right click on the Taskbar icon.

    trying to get the file /folder size pop-up to appear by leaving your mouse cursor on the first item in a folder is painful.
    you got to select another item, then come back to the first.

    there are still no dual pane or multi-tabs functions.
    you can always open 2 Explorer side by side but this is the 21st Century for crying out loud. ;)
    even Linux/Unix OSes have better default file managers.

    there is a whole bunch of stuff i won't go into that makes using a good file manager a time saver.
    not to mention being a more enjoyable experience.

    and time is one commodity that's hard to come by...
     
  8. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Posts:
    9,148
    Tabbed explorer is the only thing I want added. I don't care about any other issues since they don't really effect me.
     
  9. pabrate

    pabrate Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Posts:
    685
    Total Commander.
     
  10. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    does Windows Explorer look as nice as this?:
    -http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/847/unledpxq.jpg/-

    i like my 'creature comfort'. :)
     
  11. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Posts:
    9,148
    Much... much nicer...

    Just my opinion of course. That looks like a super-cluttered version of XP's explorer. I'd hate to have to look at that.
     
  12. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    hahaha! ok! :)
     
  13. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Posts:
    6,623
    Same here. I only miss a tabbed Windows Explorer. Besides that, I like it clean and neat as it is.

    It's one of those things that it's all about taste. :D
     
  14. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Posts:
    9,148
    Win8's is very nice. The minimized ribbon still adds functionality and it's very "clean" looking.

    Perfect for my needs. Like I said, a tabbed explorer is the only thing I want added.
     
  15. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Posts:
    2,959
    Location:
    Internet
  16. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,485
    Location:
    Poland - Cracow
    of almost 5 years FreeCommander...earlier few years WinCommander...and I can't imagine my work with computer without it. FC just has all I need.
     
  17. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    Dolphin, by far.
     
  18. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Posts:
    3,719
    I vote qdir.

    Pros:

    Lots of shortcut options to speed up browsing.
    Up to 4 panes, with tabs on each pane if desired.
    Treeviews per pane or one for all.
    Custom color schemes.
    Shortcuts that can start qdir in different "modes".
    Many useful small features (like hotlinks) that save much time.
    Integration of the mouse into navigation other than traditional use.
    Small and fast.

    Cons:

    When copy/pasting, becomes unresponsive until copy is finished.
    When caculating file/dir sizes, can be slow.
    Preview only partially works like windows explorer.
    Sometimes too many options is confusing.

    As far as windows explorer:

    In XP, it is all I used. In win7, I loathe it unless I tweak things heavily. Seems couter-productive to me, requiring many more mouse actions to get the job done than XP required. To me that is backwards.

    This is purely a personal preference thing. Someone like myself who uses a file manager whenever they do anything on the computer has different tastes than someone who uses it sparingly.

    Sul.
     
  19. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Posts:
    463
    Location:
    Ojai, CA
    PowerDesk

    Been using it since Version 1 (still have the floppy and manual)

    They are now at Version 8. I've had them all.
     
  20. pandorax

    pandorax Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Posts:
    330
    Directory Opus looks good but it is too much for me. They have lost of features which isn't not important to me. Windows explorer is enough. And i used to like using nautilus when i had Ubuntu.
     
  21. mrpink

    mrpink Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Posts:
    376
    I wouldn't call myself a technogeek anyway, so Explorer for me :(
     
  22. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Posts:
    3,931
    Location:
    Québec
    Explorer is fine for most tasks and most people.
    if you don't feel the need for something else then all is good. :)

    but it's not tweakable enough for me, not enough options.
     
  23. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    6,468
    Windows Explorer for me, just my everyday tasks :D
     
  24. roady

    roady Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Posts:
    262
    Total Commander, embedded in the Total Commander Ultima Prime package....this 1 has a lot of plugins and programs pre-installed,and you can copy the folder to an usbstick and run it as portable version.....
     
  25. tomazyk

    tomazyk Guest

    Total Commander!
     
Loading...