DCommander
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Advanced two-pane file manager.   Commercial ($15.99)
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DCommander is a two-pane file manager that gives you full control over your computer's filesystem.

Optimized for quick access and user-friendliness, DCommander provides a perfect file-management companion for new Mac users transitioning from other operating systems, as well as advanced power users who demand more control of their computer.

Features include:
  • two side-by-side file windows;
  • name, size, kind, and date sorting of files and folders;
  • view hidden files and folders;
  • tabs support with full keyboard
What's New
Version 1.5.0:
  • Added Lynx-like folder navigation (using arrow keys)
  • Added ability to browse ZIP archives like normal folders
  • Added ability to open files inside archives without unpacking
  • Added ability to view (F3) files inside archives without unpacking
  • Added ability to selectively unpack files and folders from archives
  • Added extension column for file lists
  • Split filenames into base names and extensions in the file list
  • Added ability to edit file names and extensions separately
  • Added ability to switch between renaming names and extensions by pressing Tab
  • Added sort by file extension support
  • Added "Search for text inside file" option in the internal search utility
  • Added case sensitive search support
  • Improved file and folder search speed
  • Added fullscreen mode for Viewer windows
  • Added Media view mode for Viewer windows
  • Improved Viewer window interface
  • Added dynamic Drive Bar buttons resizing if the main window is too small
  • Added Reset All Settings button in the Preferences panel
  • Added new Apps preferences panel
  • Fixed incorrect resolving of aliases pointing to folders
  • Fixed sandbox issue when using an alias pointing to a folder
  • Fixed reported crash on startup for some users
  • Fixed function buttons bar not showing by default on first run
  • Minor bug fixes
Version 1.5.0:
  • Added Lynx-like folder navigation (using arrow keys)
  • Added ability to browse ZIP archives like normal folders
  • Added ability to open files inside archives without unpacking
  • Added ability to view (F3) files inside archives without unpacking
  • Added ability to selectively unpack files and folders from archives
  • Added more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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DCommander User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(5)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(5)

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MaS3285 reviewed on 21 Oct 2013
there is no demo
[Version 1.2.9]


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Balsie reviewed on 22 Apr 2013
This app is really good but it has some bugs and missed functions like file- directory compare, RAR support the developer writes in a mail he is working on it for the future release(s). I'm working many years with Total Commander for Windows and now since a few day's with DC on my mac. DCommander gives good expectations for me.
[Version 1.0.9]


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+4

+20
Strob commented on 12 Mar 2013
No demo? No sale.
[Version 1.0.8]

1 Reply

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+4
EwaS2046 replied on 28 Sep 2013
Try CRAX it is low-cost functional alternative.
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+1

Uniquepito reviewed on 12 Mar 2013
This app is really great and very close with interface and controlling for those who are "Total Commander old school".
It has some missing features yet, but don't be shy and write to developer, he communicates very well and he implements requests and fixes bugs quite fast.
[Version 1.0.8]


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+7
Bub1200 commented on 12 Mar 2013
muCommander is free.
[Version 1.0.8]

1 Reply

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+3

+1
Uniquepito replied on 12 Mar 2013
yes, muCommander is free but:
1. it is ugly java, not a native app.
2. development on muCommander is hanged - except automated night builds there is no progress in muCommander development.
In my experience developer of DCommander communicates very fast and in excellent way and now DCommander is worth for the money, although in the beginning I had some doubts. The only competitive app for DCommander is Forklift, but it may be matter of subjective preferences. For example I've switched to DCommander and I must honestly say it was worth for it. Many thanks to developer for DCommander - it's the closest app to my old-times used TotalCommander.
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+3

+183
Prince_Isaac commented on 20 Feb 2013
To the jerk who's clicking on the frowning face of the first two commenters, who happen to point out that Path Finder is the better option, don't wear your cursor out doing that. If you have a counterargument to make, post it. Just don't downgrade someone without showing yourself.

[Let's see how fast THIS comment of mine gets a Frownie!]
[Version 1.0.6]

1 Reply

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+14
Smilingbird replied on 31 May 2013
Does someone disagreeing with you automatically makes him/her a jerk? :D
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+1

+32
Foolishservant commented on 25 Jan 2013
Two words Path Finder.
[Version 1.0]

3 Replies

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-4
Cabbage replied on 25 Jan 2013
What he said
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+376
B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 27 Mar 2013
Path Finder has been around a long time and is a very capable, mature, and stable app. And you can download a demo to try it out before buying it. That said, it's more than three times as expensive as DCommander. I suggest trying Path Finder before buying DCommander to see if you like the dual window with tabs window management model. It takes some getting used to but can be great if it fits your particular workflow.

There are other window management tools available as well. Personally, I like and use Finder Window Manager (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21475/finder-window-manager), which enables me to create window sets with which I have created window pairs using specific windows in a variety of combinations. For example: Downloads/Applications; Downloads/Archives; Applications/Utilities, and so on. It costs the same as DCommander, $15, but you can download and try it out before paying for it.

I suggest trying out several window managers before paying for any of them. Unfortunately, I have found no search criteria that will generate a list of only such window organizing utilities on MacUpdate. If anyone has better luck they might let us know what terms to use to get an appropriate list.
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+14
Smilingbird replied on 31 May 2013
I find Path Finder too heavy on resources and buggy.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


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Tomeko rated on 27 Mar 2013

[Version 1.0.9]



automac rated on 27 Jan 2013

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:2,730
Version Downloads:381
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Commercial
Date:13 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $15.99
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DCommander is a two-pane file manager that gives you full control over your computer's filesystem.

Optimized for quick access and user-friendliness, DCommander provides a perfect file-management companion for new Mac users transitioning from other operating systems, as well as advanced power users who demand more control of their computer.

Features include:
  • two side-by-side file windows;
  • name, size, kind, and date sorting of files and folders;
  • view hidden files and folders;
  • tabs support with full keyboard navigation;
  • file search with sub-folder recursive searching;
  • full support for drag-and-drop operations;
  • fine-grained item-selection control;
  • quick access to native Terminal, Console, Activity Monitor and Disk Utility applications;
  • customisable color schemes;
  • customisable font type, size and color;
  • quick file viewer with text and hex viewing mode;
  • full keyboard navigation;
  • QuickLook integration;
  • Terminal integration;
  • ability to create new folders and new empty files;
  • support for external drives;
  • mount network drives;
  • ability to compress files and folders;
  • fast file copy and moving;
  • retina display support;
  • fullscreen support;
  • fast load time;
  • support for OSX 10.6 or later;
  • FREE updates for all versions.
And much more!


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