For more than two decades, Directory Opus is a well-known file manager software that features more than a typical built-in file manager has. This widely-known program, also called DOpus by many users, was first made exclusively for the Amiga computer system by Jonathan Potter. But as technology progressed, developers of this software also made innovations and now, it’s being sold for operating systems of Microsoft Windows.
The set-up of Directory Opus was built for these four goals.
Because Directory Opus is for Windows OS, it can be the alternative app to Explorer. This is the reason why the appearance and navigation of this software are very similar to Explorer. Also, most Explorer-only apps will still run fine with this file manager as a replacement.
2. Ease of Use
As all Windows users are, you’re very familiar with how Explorer works. And if you install DOpus, you are not required to learn anything fancy as it operates a lot like Explorer. The standard shortcuts and mouse techniques of Windows’ innate file manager are the same as they are in Opus.
GPSoftware, as the current developer of this software, believes that its users have the right to modify or choose how their personal computer operates. With that, they made Directory Opus configurable in almost all of its aspects. This includes the menus, filetypes, file groups, and even the buttons you can see on the toolbar.
With the use of multi-threading, DOpus was written to be as efficient as it can be. Multi-threading makes it possible for users to perform a procedure even with another one still going on. This lets this app be both easy and fast.
Single/Dual File Displays. Navigating and manipulating files are made very easy with the use of single or dual trees. The dual display mode will make it easy to differentiate two folders and copy or move files between those folders as it doesn’t need you to open up another window.
Folder Tree. This user-interface outlines the file system’s folder hierarchy, meaning it lets you retain several folders open so you can quickly switch between them. Users can display the folder tree either as shared or separated (dual-display).
Integrated Viewer Pane. It is integrated in the sense that it lets you view images and documents. The viewer pane can automatically show the contents of the very lately selected file. The cursor keys will also let you view the files you pass by when you’re moving up or down a list.
Metadata Editing. The metadata pane not only allows viewing but also the editing of metadata. Any possible selected file can show their metadata but only some formats like MP3, PDF, and EXIF are supported by this.
Built-in tools. These features are an extra utility that gives Directory Opus more value. These include an image converter for resizing, rotating, and converting files, a duplicate file finder to help you organize your files, and file synchronization to update your files regularly.