As an average user, the features of the stock file manager provided for Windows might be able to cater for all the everyday activities on your computer. However, if you are one of those advanced users or professionals that deals with a multitude of files routinely, the limitations of the stock file manager will become very apparent and it would no longer be enough to satisfy your needs. Its deficiencies can even hinder your work or projects since so much time will be wasted from dealing with all of your files in a file manager that only offers limited functions. But what if there is a powerful file manager that will exactly solve all of those issues and even offer more functions? Fortunately, such tool exists in the name of EF Commander.
EF Commander is a file manager that offers multiple useful features to provide solutions to the needs of a wide range of users from complete beginners to the most advanced professionals. Complex, yet very easy to use, EF Commander was born from the many requests that its author received to make an advanced file manager that can handle all the troublesome tasks which other file managers could not do. In 1994, the first version was released on the OS/2 operating system by through Presentation Manager as a replacement for an old DOS program called Norton Commander. It was finally ported to 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems in 1996.
EF Commander is very easy to use and you will easily familiarize yourself with its many innovative and basic features to have full control over all of your files and folders due to its modern and eye-pleasing interface. With its tabbed interface, you can easily remove the useless stuff and only retain the views that you will need in each pane for your files and folders. Not limiting itself to being a simple file manager, EF Commander is also a full-fledged multimedia player that can view pictures, play videos or music. The built in audio player features ID3 Tag and playlist support that can play formats such as MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, or Ogg/Vorbis.
Another very powerful function of EF Commander is its ability to execute parallel file operations. This means that you can have several “copy” commands at the same time so you won’t have to waste time going back and forth between folders which will ultimately just lead to confusion and even mistakes if you deal with a lot of files simultaneously. It also offers the ability to compress files and folders into the most common archive formats to remove the need of downloading external programs to do such function. You can also split large files into smaller parts that you can then combine later on to give you a wider range of freedom and efficiency as you work with them.
EF Commander offers a free 30-day trial period where you are allowed to utilize all of its useful tools and functions. If you want to continue using it, you can purchase a single-user license priced at 35 US dollars.
Main Features and Functions
- Convenient and easy to use
- Slick and clean Tabbed Interface
- Full-fledged built in multimedia player
- Innovative Multirename tool
- Numerous thumbnail options
- Can do parallel file operations
- Direct linking to PDAs through Windows CE
- Allows burning of CDs and DVDs
- Contains a built in packers for more than 20 archive formats
- Fast client for FTP/FTPS/SFTP/SCP
- Internal HEX and text editor
- Allows splitting or joining large files
- Verify and create checksums