Far Manager

3.0 Build 4242 Stable / 3.0 Build 4382 Beta 100% FREE BSD License    
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Make file management an easy and quick process using this powerful and cleverly simple application that comes equipped with tons of features

editor's review





Similar to your room, the computer needs a little cleaning from time to time, even if this just implies moving files and folders around. FAR is a full-featured file manager that bundles basically all the tools you need to browse and manage your files, as well as plugin support for adding new features.

Simple design makes it easy to use

With a Norton Commander-like interface, FAR is one of the easiest to use file managers in the market. It is fully customizable and allows users to configure shortcuts for basically every single action through intuitive and straightforward dialogs.

Also offering mouse support, the application comes with built-in file viewers and text editors, but it also allows you to open some formats with the default Windows programs.

A large variety of tools to work with

Of course, it supports file associations for some user-defined file types and long file names. It's no surprise that FAR also boasts file highlight colors, a file search utility, video mode, a configurable user menu, compare folders tools, task lists, file view history and many other goodies.

Use plugins for enhanced management

One of the best things about FAR is that it supports plenty of plugins so, besides the ones that are already “factory-installed”, you can also download and integrate new ones, thus adding new features to the app.

Thanks to plugins, FAR also provides a FTP client, a network browser, a process list and a temporary panel, but also dedicated tools to perform an advanced comparison and case conversion.

On the good side, this application impresses mostly thanks to the high customization power it offers to its users. You can adjust basically everything, from colors to shortcuts and layout.

To sum it up

Overall, it's no doubt FAR is one of the best file managers out there. It's light, it supports plugins, its open source and features a multi-language interface. It does not take much time to get acquainted with its features. Simply brilliant.
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Last updated on May 22nd, 2015
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