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muCommander Reviews0.9.6

04 February 2021

File manager in a Norton Commander style.

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oliverguoca
oliverguoca
Apr 15 2021
0.9.6
5.0
Apr 15 2021
5.0
Version: 0.9.6
Way better than finder.
poetcsw-1
poetcsw-1
Jun 15 2017
0.9.0
4.0
Jun 15 2017
4.0
Version: 0.9.0
The current version is 0.9.2 and it works great for what I need: easy access to hidden files on my Mac and on my Linux server. I would prefer a similar dual-pane mode in Finder, but as a free solution, this is fantastic.
anonymous-condor-6107
anonymous-condor-6107
Sep 2 2013
0.9.0
0.0
Sep 2 2013
0.0
Version: 0.9.0
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.
Aaron-T
Aaron-T
Jun 6 2013
0.9.0
5.0
Jun 6 2013
5.0
Version: 0.9.0
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.
spedison
spedison
Apr 11 2013
0.9.0
1.5
Apr 11 2013
1.5
Version: 0.9.0
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. Edison.
MuchMac
MuchMac
Mar 29 2013
0.9.0
0.0
Mar 29 2013
0.0
Version: 0.9.0
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.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jul 22 2012
0.8.5
0.0
Jul 22 2012
0.0
Version: 0.8.5
FYI, there is a nightly build of version 0.9.0 available (remember, this is for testing, and it will have bugs): http://mucommander.com/download/nightly/mucommander-current.app.tar.gz Here is the changelog: http://mucommander.com/download/nightly/readme.txt
P-g-
P-g-
Jan 9 2011
0.8.5
3.0
Jan 9 2011
3.0
Version: 0.8.5
Slow loading. Don't like icons.
0815mac
0815mac
Jan 7 2011
0.8.5
4.0
Jan 7 2011
4.0
Version: 0.8.5
Very useful to show hidden folder.
Fenrisulf
Fenrisulf
Dec 12 2010
0.8.5
5.0
Dec 12 2010
5.0
Version: 0.8.5
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.
Fb-eye71
Fb-eye71
Feb 24 2010
0.8.5
0.0
Feb 24 2010
0.0
Version: 0.8.5
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...
Mystery-Tramp
Mystery-Tramp
Oct 25 2009
0.8.4
5.0
Oct 25 2009
5.0
Version: 0.8.4
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. mt
Guest
Guest
Nov 12 2008
0.8.3
0.0
Nov 12 2008
0.0
Version: 0.8.3
I think it should be possible to integrate Quicklook, because CyberDuck has Quicklook integration too... Greetz Mircsicz
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
Oct 22 2008
0.8.3
0.0
Oct 22 2008
0.0
Version: 0.8.3
I really like it! The only thing it lacks that I use quite a lot is quicklook integration. I know that's asking quite a lot though and I'm not even sure if it's possible.
Kioshi
Kioshi
Jun 1 2008
0.8.2
4.0
Jun 1 2008
4.0
Version: 0.8.2
Very nice, basically does all I want. Gets 4 stars because of the long startup time for a 2 meg program (well it's Java...) and the ugly icon.
Joi
Joi
Apr 19 2008
0.8.2
0.0
Apr 19 2008
0.0
Version: 0.8.2
Well it's not as nice as pathfinder: http://www.cocoatech.com/ but it is free. For those that enjoy the old Norton Commander it is a close resemblance. The icon needs desperate help though, yikes.
Draelren
Draelren
Apr 18 2008
0.8.2
0.0
Apr 18 2008
0.0
Version: 0.8.2
Ahhh how i've missed NCommander... Good to see something similar on mac now. I really can't remember what features old NCommander had but.. this app is a helpful gem. And damn those zealots like ZO219: His/her comment isn't even worth being called a comment, rather a troll post. Norton Commander was just a program for Windows, being coded from, you guessed it, Norton, not Microsoft.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Mar 30 2008
0.8.1
0.0
Mar 30 2008
0.0
Version: 0.8.1
Well, if you want to turn Mac into Windows, and after buying such a nice machine, I suppose that's your right ... but the tiniest adjustment in thinking--oh, never mind.
Dalahast
Dalahast
Nov 29 2007
0.8.1
5.0
Nov 29 2007
5.0
Version: 0.8.1
Oh. My. God. I've always enjoyed file management shells like this, I bet I'll use this every day. The only things I might like to see would be: 1. Option+F opens file menu regardless of which pane you're in (currently opens only if user is in top pane) 2. Capability to preview images without opening them in some way. Managing font files has never been easier!
Exhibo
Exhibo
Oct 28 2007
0.8
0.0
Oct 28 2007
0.0
Version: 0.8
I have to say, this is an outstanding app! whilst working with terminal is reliable and everything, this makes large transfers a breeze. No problems yet (touch wood). Many thanks!
M!k3
M!k3
Jun 7 2007
0.8b3
2.0
Jun 7 2007
2.0
Version: 0.8b3
Well, a good file manager is still my most wanted missing application for the Mac. On Windows I'm using Altap Salamander (former Servant Salamander), but nothing comes close to it on the Mac. Compared to Altap Salamander's features muCommander looks like a feature-crippled, 5-year old version. Sorry - I removed it from my disk.
Celebritarian
Celebritarian
Apr 12 2007
0.8b3
5.0
Apr 12 2007
5.0
Version: 0.8b3
I love it! "Norton Commander" interface, the split window style, is a wonderful way to browse - and manage - your filesystem. Total control, indeed. I love the shortcuts: F8 will delete things, holding shift auto-selects files in the list and copy/paste, duplicate stuff and making new folders is so simple. And it's beautiful, too! I really appreciate that muCommander is both cross-platform and available in a portable (USB stick) friendly version: Next time, while tweaking a new Linux distribution, I know which app I'll download after the first boot :-) Oh, backspace takes you back in your filesystem. And Enter (Retun) will do that thing switchers (and experienced OS X users, too) miss in the Finder: Opening a file or folder. Cross-platform, an application that's sort of its own iceland, but yet integrated with OS X in a nice way, updates at least once a week... Finder + muCommander = a pure Mac OS X experience, always ready to drop some heavy files, lifting and re-organize thousands of files or cleaning the desktop in a flash. And well, it's free too :-)
Guest
Guest
Feb 8 2007
0.8b2
0.0
Feb 8 2007
0.0
Version: 0.8b2
A faszom kivan azzal aki ezt csinálta! Felraktam jóhiszem?en... aztán miközben ftpzgetni próbáltam, szétbaszta de konkrétan SZÉTBASZTA!!!! az egész winyómat, desktopot, redszert MINDENT! BAZZMEG!!! Tetves köcsögök!
Szabesz
Szabesz
Feb 28 2006
0.8
4.3
Feb 28 2006
4.3
Version: 0.8
Oh man! I think this is the only free application for Mac OS X that can browse ZIP files. This feature alone makes it outstanding. Thank you! Keep up the good work!
68kmla
68kmla
Feb 20 2006
0.7.1
4.3
Feb 20 2006
4.3
Version: 0.7.1
Forget about FileMatic, it costs money. The point of this is to be free. Hopefully the author releases the source soon. It's been 3 years since he said, "Soon.."
Guest
Guest
Oct 13 2004
0.7
0.0
Oct 13 2004
0.0
Version: 0.7
For a potential Cocoa alternative see Filematic by www.macprime.com!
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2004
0.7
0.0
Oct 11 2004
0.0
Version: 0.7
Back in my window washing days, muComm was one of my favorite apps. Allowed me to get a lot done, despite the OS handicap. Many thanks for the port. It runs well, and I can keep my hands on the keys. Peace, Mike
Guest
Guest
Jan 9 2004
0.6
0.0
Jan 9 2004
0.0
Version: 0.6
I just discovered the earlier version of this software; thought I'd died and gone to heaven. As a former Windows user, I missed dual-pane file managers based on the Norton Commander model (all over the place from Win freeware developers, but not in MacWorld!) Besides being the only discoverable freeware dual-pane manager (with the exception of X-Folders, not yet fully developed), this is a sweet app -- works just fine, handles the major file operations easily (mouse or function keys). I was in despair of doing easy backups from HD to thumbdrive before I discovered this one. Haven't tried the current version yet, but it's hard to see how it could be any less successful than the old one. Highly recommended.
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2004
0.6
0.0
Jan 8 2004
0.0
Version: 0.6
just a test to see if posting works yet here.
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2004
0.6
0.0
Jan 8 2004
0.0
Version: 0.6
Just wondering what this does that the Mac really needs? I mean, you can already transfer files cross platform with smb, open multiple windows (like, open some windows on the desktop and also open some from shares on a Windows XP machine), you can create zip files right in the finder (with File->Create Archive) and you can send files as attachment via Mail.app (even using Services to do it from whichever folder you happen to be in. This is not a criticism of the app. I am just wondering if it does anything that maybe I am not aware of.