Free and OpenSource tabbed FileManager for Windows

There’s one that I like most: Double Commander. It’s totally free, no shareware or demoware, and open source and it’s created using Lazarus+FreePascal! Awesome!

double commander interface

double commander default two-windows interface

If you looking for an alternative to a shareware Total Commander, you are choosing the right one. Double Commander can also install+load plugin from Total Commander.

Although I said in the title it’s “for Windows” but Double Commander can run on Linux too. Since it’s created in FreePascal, it should be able to be compiled on Mac also. However the only available binary is only for Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Linux (also 32 and 64 bit).

If you don’t want to bloat your Windows registry, Double Commander also come in “portable” version. No need to install, just extract and you are good to run it.

Some notable features:

  • tabbed interface
double commander tabbed file manager

double window + tabbed file manager

  • built-in viewer (included hexviewer) and editor with syntax highlighting (although the recognized programming language is limited)
double commander built-in editor

built-in editor highlighting Visual Basic Code

  • extended search function, almost has all feature of Agent Ransack. You can easily search files that contain some words.
double commander extended search

full text search

  • built-in file comparator based on it’s content, multi-rename file, compress and decompress (ZIP, TAR.GZ, TGZ, LZMA, BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR), calculate (and verify) file hash, split and join files (no need hjsplit now 🙂 )
double commander additional functions

more built-in functions

If you want to download more recent (bleeding-edge/alpha) Double Commander for Windows 32bit and 64bit, you can head to: http://www.paehl.com/open_source/?Double_Commander

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