Alternate Archiver is a simple-to-use file manager which comes packed with some practical options for perform several types of file operations.
It is wrapped in a user-friendly workspace that shouldn't impose any difficulties to users, regardless of their previous experience level with such apps.
Simple interface and standard options
After a brief and eventful installation procedure, you are greeted by a normal window with a clear-cut structure, representing Alternate Archiver's interface.
You can navigate disk directories and view their containing files, as well as filter them by format. For example, you can view only the pictures. Shown information includes the name, size, type, and date of last modification for each file. Plus, Alternate Archiver supports dual panes.
Bulk-rename files, compress them, shred data, and more
It is possible to arrange files by name, type, size, date or folder, rename them in batch mode, as well as to compress them into archives by configuring a few settings, such a date folder to take into account for subdirectory creation, message confirmations, and whether to delete the source files or not.
Alternate Archiver also lets you change the date and time stamps, send the files via email using a built-in client, as well as synchronize content between two folders by establishing rules pertaining to file replacement, removal, ignore, and other factors.
Moreover, you can shred data to prevent third parties from recovering it using specialized software, clean files by eliminating those matching particular extensions, check out log details with any errors, undo actions, and so on.
Evaluation and conclusion
The tool offers multilingual support, has a good response time, and worked smoothly in our tests, without hanging, crashing or prompting error notifications. Its interface may need a little polish but, otherwise, Alternate Archiver comes loaded with some handy and powerful features for file management.