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Tablacus Explorer v20.8.14 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Tablacus Explorer is a quad-pane file manager that supports tabs, mouse gestures, favorites, filters and different view styles. Its functionality can be extended via plug-ins which can be installed and updated from within the program.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TE32.exe or TE64.exe depending on your OS.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Q-Dir
What's new? See:
https://github.com/tablacus/TablacusExplorer/releases
Latest comments
Callithumpian on 2020-02-17 02:25

Screen shot for clarity about what is happening.
http://www.stonehome.net.au/Defender%20Prevents%20Tablacus.jpg

webfork on 2020-02-17 20:37

@Callithumpian: You need to disable SmartScreen, a program that has historically blocked even some Microsoft installations.

rfithen on 2020-04-20 10:19

Am I msising something? The Devs changelog always says "Some fix". lol.

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xplorer² lite portable v1.7.0.5

webfork on 2 Jun 2019

xplorer² is a tabbed, dual-pane file manager with tons of features, including folder size view, window layout management, item filtering, folder comparison/synchronization, batch renaming, and file split, merge and shred. Search function includes ability to look for text inside files, and text and script editors, as well as HTML, multimedia and image file preview.

xplorer² lite portable is a portable wrapper by SmithTechSoftware that writes settings to the application folder instead of the registry. Site has gone offline, linking to archive.org.

Note: The latest version of xplorer² lite available from the program's site maybe still compatible with SmithTechSoftware's portable wrapper (see the official forum topic and comments below).

Category:
System requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal/academic use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xplorer2 Portable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.zabkat.com/blog/index.htm
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-01-24 11:48

Website (http://usb.smithtech.us/apps/xplorer2lite.php) not available.

smaragdus on 2017-01-24 20:36

@billon
Thanks.

billon on 2019-12-23 04:18

Latest Release: v4.3.0.2 (23 Dec 2019)
https://zabkat.com/xplorer2_lite_setup.exe

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DropIt v8.5.1

billon on 11 Feb 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Lupo73

DropIt provides a floating target image on your desktop that you can drag-and-drop files to quickly process them with a predefined action. Actions include: copy, compress, extract, rename, delete, split, join, encrypt, decrypt, open with, print, upload, send by mail, create gallery, create list, create playlist, create shortcut, copy to clipboard, change properties and ignore. A destination can be chosen for each association defined, as well as group associations in any number of profiles.

Users can create rules to filter files based on name, directory, size, date, properties, content or regular expressions. Existing files in destination folders can be defined to overwrite, skip, or rename them. It includes a multi-language interface, folder monitoring, shared folders support, SendTo and Command-Line support, environment variables support, automatic update and much more.

Category:
System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DropIt.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Drop Zone
What's new? See:
http://www.dropitproject.com/changelog.txt
Latest comments
treis on 2011-05-31 14:37

Congrats. Dropit has a mention on lifehacker.
http://ca.lifehacker.com/5806828/dropit-keeps-your-desktop-clean-by-sorting-all-your-files-for-you

hamasaki on 2013-11-11 08:49

Great little utility. I regularly have a lot of zip files I need to move to different locations. This is a real timesaver.

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XYplorerFree v17.40.0100

webfork on 6 Oct 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy Bot

XYplorer is a tabbed file manager featuring a powerful file search, preview facilities, a customizable interface, and a large array of unique ways to help automate frequently recurring tasks. The program's intelligent features target power users.

As the program has gone commercial, we are linking to the last freeware version from Archive.org.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "No-Install" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XYplorerFree.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://www.xyplorer.com/whatsnew.php
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-06-16 13:41

XYplorer has a strange support for unicode - it can manipulate files with unicode characters (In particular, Georgian unicode characters) in their filenames, i.e. it can show, copy, move, delete, etc. them, but when I try to rename a file, it writes just "question marks" instead of characters.

And this applies to both free and paid versions.

bawldiggle on 2019-12-15 03:03

Unfortunately free version is so old it has not kept pace with PRO.
v17.40.0100 PRO did not have GUI customization, where as current PRO does.
Options are an eye watering 975 settings
MenuBar Menus are sooo long they dont fit on my 23" monitor
The original developer does not know how to "hide" irrelevant menu-items,
to minimize user shock

freakazoid on 2019-12-16 04:18

@bawldiggle AFAIK, XYPlorer doesn't have a free version anymore. The developer stopped supporting it awhile ago. All efforts now are to the PRO version.

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Q-Dir v8.71 Updated

billon on 14 Aug 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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