When you’re not looking all these new things start popping up. Further to my post on Directory Opus, here’s another option for file managers: the exotically named A43 File Management from BG’s Home. And it’s free.
Version 2.40 works with Windows 2000/XP. It offers the following:
- Integrated text editor.
- Integrated zip/unzip features.
- Integrated file search.
- Integrated quick launch area.
- Favorite buttons to quickly open those often used folders.
- Dual-pane view.
- Requires no installation, no data is written to the system registry.
Definitely worth a look. Don’t know much about the person behind, other than they’re called B G Miller.
I’ve written before about programs that replace Windows Explorer, the File Manager of old: There’s ExplorerPlus ($40, in my software hall of fame) and its relative PowerDesk Pro ($50), but there’s also Directory Opus ($65), now into version 8.
Directory Opus is an Australian creation, and offers some impressive features that I intend to explore more fully:
* Powerful File Manager & Explorer Replacement
* User-definable File Display Views
* User-definable Toolbars, Menus, File Types
* Advanced built-in Image and File Viewers
* Built-in ZIP and Advanced FTP
* Visually Synchronize Files & Find Duplicates
* Advanced Search and Rename Functions
* More Configurable than any other program
* Easy Slideshows…and much more..
Definitely worth checking out. And if you haven’t tried one of these three, I would do so. Definitely makes file handling, viewing, backing up and moving stuff around a lot easier.