Explorer++ is one of those hidden gems on the internet and if you “explore” the developer’s site you will find the following statement from the developer in one of his blog posts, “It’s now been just over 6 years since the last stable release of Explorer++. In that time, there have been a significant number of changes to the code, though no new releases.” At first I was wondering if this tabbed file manager gem is still being worked on, but I believe it is due to another recent blog post indicating that some key features are being worked on.
Regardless, this FREE file manager (totally portable – download and run) is now one of my favorites (fast loader); has a very clean (uncluttered) interface similar to what you saw in Windows XP; and, to put it simply, it gets the job done. It is one of those hidden gems where the developer got it right the first time and I only hope he continues with its’ development. Makes for a great addition to the tech toolbox.