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muCommander is a cross-platform file manager that features support for FTP, SFTP, SMB, NFS, HTTP, Bonjour/Zeroconf, email attachments, Zip/GZip/Tar/Bzip2/ISO/NRG/AR/Deb/LST archives, universal bookmarks, credentials management, themes, multiple windows, full keyboard management, and many configuration options. It is available in 20 languages.

What's New

Version 0.9.0:

New features

  • Tabbed browsing support (ticket #185).
  • Added support for Xfce desktop environment (ticket #394).
  • Text viewer and editor can now display line numbers.
  • New quick list for root folders, mapped onto Alt+5 by default (ticket #400).
  • Natural file ordering, suggested by 'andraaspar' in more...


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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FCMDEV Member IconComment+4

Has been user of muCommander for a long time. But not anymore.

Now I use FastCommander. Finally I can really enjoy my Mac.

It is new, native Cocoa app. It is very fast, small, takes much less memory, has consistent platform look, is simple to use and has pixel perfect UI.

No bugs, no problems, no Java and loads 10 times faster.

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Version 0.9.0

In the interest of full disclosure, the reviewer above ("Unspecified") is in fact the developer of the application he upholds, FastCommander.


I would like to try your app.. Do you have a demo available?
I am a gig fan of dual pane file browsers, OSX Mavericks has finally incorporated it into the finder, but it is a poor attempt at a much needed solution.

Aaron-T. Member IconReview+7

One of the best Norton-like commanders on Mac.
Stable, simple and very easy in use.
New Mac OSX block installation of this app, so you have allow yourself to install apps from different sources in the security tab, system preferences.

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Version 0.9.0

no mission-control compatibiliy, you can't drag window to another workspace. You can't make it fullscreen. All dialogs are modable, you can't minimize main window until operation ends.

It is a horrible joke, as most so-called utilities designed to other platforms and then ported to Mac.

The true utility MUST BE NATIVE.

spedison Member IconReview+2

This is so good software but in lastest mac os x version I have problems while install it.

When I running once show me message:
" "muCommander" is damaged and can't be opened. You shold move it do the Trash. "

But, If I run this software in command line, It works fine.

This problem may be a litte configuration.

OS X version is 10.8.3

uname -a
Darwin ******.local 12.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 12.3.0: Sun Jan 6 22:37:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2050.22.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

******:~ user$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_43"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_43-b01-447-11M4203)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.14-b01-447, mixed mode)

Thanks a lot.


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Version 0.9.0

I solve it in:
System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General -> Allow Applications downloaded from: -> Anywhere.

Copy package to applications and run it.

MuchMac Member IconComment+11

The MacUpdate download is corrupt. The download link from developer site is dead. I don't see an easy way to report the problem here or on the developer web site.

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Version 0.9.0
Negritude Member IconComment+1082

FYI, there is a nightly build of version 0.9.0 available (remember, this is for testing, and it will have bugs):


Here is the changelog:


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Version 0.8.5

For some reason, when I donload that, it still claims to be version 0.9.0 (not 0.9.1).
Much thanks though, it's a really really great tool

P.g. Member IconReview+33

Slow loading. Don't like icons.

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Version 0.8.5
0815mac Member IconReview+14

Very useful to show hidden folder.

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Version 0.8.5
Fenrisulf Member IconReview+32

I used the linux equivalent of this program for years. It's well worth it to give it a try... you'll be surprised how intuitive it is, in spite of what most would call it's "un-mac-like" interface.

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Version 0.8.5
Fb_eye71 Member IconComment+15

I've been using MUCommander to browse inside .zip files without having to decompress them first. This feature alone makes it worth having around. It saved me hours when all I needed was to find a specific image inside a 675MB .zip archive...

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Version 0.8.5
Mystery Tramp Member IconReview+122
Mystery Tramp

One of the few positive things I remember about a job I had where I was moving files around a pre-networked office was that Norton Commander made the job a lot easier. muCommander does a good job of presenting a Norton Commander style presentation of your hard disk, and a lot more besides. You'll see lots of things in this app that you'll wish the Finder included.


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Version 0.8.4
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Date 05 Aug 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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