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[v9.51] Total Commander – All-around Windows Explorer terminator

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Total Commander (TC for short) is written in Delphi by Christian Ghisler from Switzerland. It’s originally called Windows Commander, but because Microsoft always says “Windows” was theirs (in 2002), it had to change to use its current name. The reason AppNee did not recommend this edge tool before is that we thought it is more suitable for advanced computer users (lets them ice on the cake), not a beginner at all (so daunting that makes most users feel confused and uninstall it immediately).

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[v20.xx] XYplorer – Regarded as a simplified edition of Total Commander

File management is the most frequently used operation in daily computer use, but the functions of Windows built-in File Manager have always been very limited. And, although Windows 7 introduced the concept of Library in order to better organize files scattered across the computer, that wasn’t efficient enough. Therefore, many advanced computer users choose to use some third-party File Explorer alternatives, such as Total Commander, Explorer++, FreeCommander, xplorer², Q-Dir, Clover, and so on.

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[v3.4.7] Clover – Give File Explorer multi-tab feature to maximize taskbar space

I believe that most of us are used to using all kinds of browsers (especially for Google Chrome) with the “Multiple Tabs” feature, the convenience given to us gose without saying. So, do you want to give your current File Explorer/Windows Explorer a Chrome-style shell, just like using Google Chrome browser and enjoy its multi-tab benefit? Clover would be your Windows Explorer wings!

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[v12.12] Directory Opus – Far more powerful and functional Windows Explorer alternative

Directory Opus (DOpus for short) is a superexcellent Windows Explorer alternative with a long development history, written by Jonathan Potter from Australia, and originally developed for Amiga computer system in 1990. Its development time is far ahead of all other similar software, such as: XYplorer, Xplorer2, Total Commander, which also laid its leading position in the field of Windows Explorer/File Explorer alternatives.

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[v4.2] MysticThumbs – Genearte thumbnail and quickview for most popular file formats

As everyone knows, the thumbnail function for file content can bring a lot convenience and efficiency improvement to our daily work. For example, to quickly find the one you want from a stack of files. But we also know a fact that Windows does provide the thumbnail function for files except pictures by default, especially for the files generated by many industry software (such as: AI, PSD, DDS, SKP, SGI, PDF…). Fortunately, we are able to use some third-party applications to achieve this function.

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Quick Access Popup – Multi-purpose launcher and folder switcher

Quick Access Popup (QAP for short, successor of Folders Popup) is a free and open-source multi-purpose shortcuts launcher and folders switcher written in the portable programming language AutoHotkey (AKA: AHKScript, AHK for short) by Jean Lalonde from Canada.

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