FastCommander
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Dual-pane file manager.   Shareware ($5.99)
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FastCommander is an easy-to-use native Cocoa application with a dual-pane interface, support for all file operations, keyboard shortcuts, and themes. It was created with a strong focus on user experience, a responsive utility with a clear interface. FastCommander was created with a Cocoa OS X framework, written in Objective-C. It is fast, light, and has a small memory footprint. If you have ever used Norton Commmander, Total Commander, or Midnight Commander, you will feel right at home.
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • deleting source after move between different volumes
  • "New Window" feature in dock icon menu
  • sort mode indicator with reset on click
  • default glob pattern for search files operation
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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FastCommander User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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DonkeyKong reviewed on 07 Oct 2013
Remembers me of Norton Commander for DOS. But also remembers me that DOS is dead. :)
[Version 1.3]

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Bunky replied on 22 Jan 2014
Remember also DOPUS for the Amiga, but Amiga is also dead.. I have been trying all the dual pane file managers available and none match up to what features were available on it.. Some are close, but maybe my memory is fading as well.?
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Wickedsp1d3r reviewed on 30 Aug 2013
Too expensive and buggy. It's a long, long way since it can replace ForkLift for me.
[Version 1.1]

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FCMDEV replied on 30 Aug 2013
First,
FastCommander is not replacement for ForkLift.

Second,
Your comment has no point.

Third,
If you found a bug, describe it and be specific. This is professional way. Post facts or don't write at all.
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EwaS2046 replied on 28 Sep 2013
Try CRAX it is low-cost functional alternative.
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Prince_Isaac replied on 03 Nov 2013
I agree with @FCMDEV. to give a starred review and simply say it's buggy without either first contacting the dev or providing any concrete examples is the finest in hit and run reviewing. Play by the rules or don't play.

And whoever is downvoting FCMDEV for their reply ought to show their faces with substantiating comments. There is nothing in his reply that warrants downvoting with frownies.
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Uniquepito reviewed on 20 Aug 2013
Not worth the money. Compared to ForkLift or DCOmmander this commander is too expensive for the value offering. Also settings and functionality is too poor.
Idea is maybe good, but for the beginning the price is overestimated.
[Version 1.0]

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FCMDEV replied on 20 Aug 2013
Hi, I'm FastCommander creator. Thanks for your comment.

However, it will be more helpful if you could be more specific - that is, if you could write what exact functionality you need, or what functions are in DC and FastCommander is lacking.

I looked to ForkLift, and I think it is not the same type of file manager, so it can't really be compared as equal, because their purpose and target users are a little different.

And as to DC, well, it is on market much longer. First FastCommander has been released just 3 days ago, and of course, it has some way to its maturity, but I'm working on next version, waiting for users feedback - there is support page on FastCommander home.
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Uniquepito replied on 30 Aug 2013
Hello Piotr, so you've wanted feedback so here it is:
Functionality - please download free muCommander and compare functionality to app offered by you for $12. That's the first and my last point. I know muCommander is is ugly Java, but you should realize that if you want to bring some app on the market, which copies the functionality of already existing app it should bring some more value than then the others or release it for lower (I mean symbolic or even free of charge) price. To release such buggy app with basic functionality whereas there are many cheaper/or much more valuable apps is too foolish (no offense please). So please implement most of the functionality of muCommander and we can talk about the shopping even for $30. But now... I don't want to demotivate you or defame your work, you did quite good work, but you should realize it's not even worth for lowered price, so please think strongly about the marketing and focus for development. :)
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FCMDEV replied on 30 Aug 2013
Thanks for your response.

I know muCommander and this was one of the first reason, I have created FastCommander. muCommander is really slow on my Mac, ugly and annoying.

Don't make me to compare FCMD with MUC again. Features don't sell products. Only benefits. FastCommander help the users. muCommander annoys users.

You did not mentioned even one feature which works better on muCommander.

And still don't know what the bugs you have found are.

So? What's the point in writing such comments?
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Uniquepito replied on 30 Aug 2013
OK, so try to compare Forklift or DCommander to your product and don't get mad when someone points that your product is not valuable enough for the money. I am long term user of Froklift and I bought DCommander recently and I can recommend any of those two filemanagers, because the functionality (value offered for the money) is far far beyond the FastCommander. As a developer you should do what usually developer should do when he wants to bring a copy of existing product: buy one and then decide whether is worth to invest time and money to create something, and if you did something already (I believe FastCommander was some term project) it would help you to decide what price to ask for it.
Don't expect the Apple users are stupid enough to buy half-baked solution for the price when there are plenty other fully baked solutions for the almost same price.
To bugs: I haven't tried 1.1 and I'm not going to try, but 1.0 had random bugs and when I saw how "many" features it offers for the price (yes ft. vs. price again!) I've decided to drop it.
To features vs. price vs. benefits: Would you buy rather Prosche for the full price, but without AC, Window shield, mirrors and so on, but with the cool color or you would buy ie. Ferrari with all missing features on Prosche for the same price?
HAWK!
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FCMDEV replied on 30 Aug 2013
> try to compare Forklift

FastCommander is not a ForkLift replacement

> don't get mad when someone points

the only thing you have pointed is that you have nothing constructive to say.

And if something is not valuable, then it is not valuable for you only. This is not my fault.

> I am long term user of Froklift

really? You sound more like somehow unhappy competition.

> I can recommend any of those two filemanagers,

sorry, but as an anonymous nobody, you have no credibility to recommend anything.

> because the functionality is far far beyond the FastCommander.

first - "in my opinion", second; your speech is based on "I think so" type of research.

And in my opinion Fast Commander is the best, whether you like it or not.

> you should do what usually developer should do

and you know that, because you are developer

> when he wants to bring a copy of existing product:

FastCommander is not a copy. I'm glad you hate it so much :)

> buy one

and you know that I have not bought, because you can see all the order logs. Very clever.

> and then decide whether is worth to invest time and money to create something,

Anyway, you are not in the position to tell me what should I do with my life :)

> Don't expect the Apple users are stupid enough to buy half-baked solution

don't project your own prejudice on me.

> To bugs: I haven't tried 1.1 and I'm not going to try,

but hate speech is for free

> but 1.0 had random bugs

name just one. You can't, right?

And why didn't you send me a crash report? Because there isn't any.

> and when I saw how "many" features it offers for the price I've decided to drop it.

Again, the same boring song "I just call to say, I hate you".

You can't even name one feature which is better on competition and can't name one bug you have supposedly "found".

> To features vs. price vs. benefits..

I will buy iPad instead of Surface Pro, because iPad meets my needs. Even if it has much less features.
burypromote

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Uniquepito replied on 30 Aug 2013
You know what, I'll put it into list of term projects in Objective-C class to my students and we'll see whether one of my them can make better app than this in 3 months. Then he'll put it as free app, or maybe improves it and makes some money. Semester will start soon... :)
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EwaS2046 replied on 28 Sep 2013
Try low-cost alternative - CRAX.
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FCMDEV replied on 15 Feb 2014
@Uniquepito
"...can make better app than this in 3 months"

So? Where can I download this FastCommander killer you told me about, five months ago?
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JohnV2458 rated on 03 Nov 2013

[Version 1.4]



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EwaS2046 rated on 28 Sep 2013

[Version 1.2]



JohnV2458 rated on 22 Sep 2013

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:849
Version Downloads:181
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:21 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $5.99
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FastCommander is an easy-to-use native Cocoa application with a dual-pane interface, support for all file operations, keyboard shortcuts, and themes. It was created with a strong focus on user experience, a responsive utility with a clear interface. FastCommander was created with a Cocoa OS X framework, written in Objective-C. It is fast, light, and has a small memory footprint. If you have ever used Norton Commmander, Total Commander, or Midnight Commander, you will feel right at home.


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