A new version of Q-Dir Portable has been released by PortableApps.com. Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that is capable of displaying 4 Explorer panes simultaneously…

Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) makes your files and folder easy to manage. It provides fast and easy access to your hard disks, network folders, USB-Sticks, floppy disks and other storage devices. The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Q-Dir are included and the correct one automatically used.

Source: Portableapps.com – Q-Dir Portable 8.51

Solid Explorer File Manager – A Chromebook Alternative File Manager

If you own a Chromebook that supports running Android Apps you may want to give Solid Explorer File Manager a try. The file manager baked into the ChromeOS has improved, but lacks features. Solid Explorer File Manager is one of those apps that I actually purchased because it worked like it was actually made for my Chromebook, in not only appearance, but in performance. On the Chromebook this file manager runs in “dual pane” view. I especially like that I can access the other computers in my home (for file transfers) and it has more robust cloud access options (can access Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex).

Below you will find a description of the features. Solid Explorer gives you a 14 day trial period to give it a spin. I highly recommend it for Chromebooks (with Android support), smartphones and tablets.

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Features:

– Material Design!
– Two independent panels serving as file browsers
– Rich customization options: icons sets, color schemes, themes
– Drag and Drop inside and between panels
– FTP, SFTP, WebDav, SMB/CIFS clients
– Ability to read and extract ZIP, 7ZIP, RAR and TAR archives, even encrypted
– Ability to create password protected ZIP and 7ZIP archives
– Cloud file manager: Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex
– Root access makes Solid Explorer a fully functional root explorer
– Extensibility: more features in separate plugins available in Google Play
– Indexed search finds your files in a couple of seconds
– Detailed file information with storage usage statistics
– Batch rename: change names of multiple files at once using regular expressions and variables
– Useful tools: hiding unwanted folders, FTP Server (plugin), bookmarks, Chromecast support, media browser

Source: Solid Explorer File Manager – Apps on Google Play

Tablacus Explorer – A Tabbed File Manager With Add-On Support

Recently I posted about “Explorer++ – A Small and Fast Tabbed File Manager for Windows” and following that posting I came across (and remembered) another file manager called “Tablacus Explorer“. This file manager is open source; is portable (small file size); has been around as long as I can remember; features add-ons; and, can be customized. For example, instead of a single pane layout, you can load a variety of different layouts. In my case here at “What’s On My PC” I like a file manager with a dual pane layout. “Tablacus Explorer” does not have a help file; but is very easy to figure out. I will take this file manager over the one that is built into Windows anytime.

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Source: Tablacus Explorer

Explorer++ – A Small and Fast Tabbed File Manager for Windows

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.

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Source: Explorer++ – A small and fast file manager for Windows

Q-Dir – Best Alternative To The Windows File Manager

To this day, I cannot figure out why Microsoft does not have a multi-pane file manager baked into the OS.  This is why you will see Q-Dir frequently featured here at “What’s On My PC”. This Quad-Directory-Explorer makes your files and folders easy to manage, either installed or as a portable Windows program as an alternative to Microsoft’s file manager. Definitely one of my favorite “FREE” software applications…

Q-Dir

The Quad-Explorer for Windows 10!

Source: SoftwareOk.com – Q-Dir


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An Android File Manager That Works Seamslessly On The Chromebook

If you have a Chromebook that has the ability to run Android Apps, I highly recommend “Solid File Manager” as a substitute for the default file manager that is built into the Chrome OS. This app, when installed, will give you 14 days to play around with it then you will have to buy it. It was well worth the $1.99 that I paid (at a discounted price from $2.99). This “dual panel” Android file manager is the first one I have come across that can actually access the SD card (drive) on my Chromebook; plus, the network shares on my main computer. I also like that Solid File Manager allows me to encrypt files and the ability to easily access my online files from Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, etc… This Android file manager is the first file manager that I installed on my Chromebook that works seamlessly with the Chrome OS.

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Below is the features of this file manager.

Features: – Material Design! – Two independent panels serving as file browsers – Rich customization options: icons sets, color schemes, themes – Drag and Drop inside and between panels – FTP, SFTP, WebDav, SMB/CIFS clients – Ability to read and extract ZIP, 7ZIP, RAR and TAR archives, even encrypted – Ability to create password protected ZIP and 7ZIP archives – Cloud file manager: Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex – Root access makes Solid Explorer a fully functional root explorer – Extensibility: more features in separate plugins available in Google Play – Indexed search finds your files in a couple of seconds – Detailed file information with storage usage statistics – Batch rename: change names of multiple files at once using regular expressions and variables – Useful tools: hiding unwanted folders, FTP Server (plugin), bookmarks, Chromecast support, media browser

Source: Solid Explorer File Manager – Apps on Google Play

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