|Zabcat xplorer² File Management Software|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Software|
|Written by Doug Dallam|
|Monday, 12 December 2011|
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Zabcat xplorer² File Management Conclusion
If you've never worked with a dual pane file manager, you'll never go back once you do. (It's a little like going with a dual monitor set up. Once you incorporate it into your workflow, there's no going back.) After using a dual pane file manager, it feels like you're literally tied down when you have to use a single pane file manager. You also have the benefit of X2 anywhere you need it because X2 has a portable option. (Image: with the directory tree (1) on the left and two (2,3) directory locations open on the right.)
xplorer² is not simply a file "explorer” as much as it is a nearly complete file "manager." We've touched on some of the major functions of X2, but that's just a start. xplorer² is a fully customizable dual pane file manger, incorporating most everything a power user needs. For instance, besides having two panes with different directories open in each pane, you can search using a built in very, very powerful Boolean search engine that completely replaces the Windows' search engine. But that's just for starters.
With X2, you can synchronize directories; find duplicate files; preview almost any file type (with plugins), including text, docs, pdfs, RAW digital camera RAW files, and of course jpgs, gif, and png's; bookmark your most used directories; mass rename files; shred files; add tabs to each pane for even more directory locations (similar to internet browser tabs); access webdav and ftp files; and run DOS commands right from xplorer²'s interface. There's also a hex viewer and a portable version. You even get top notch documentation, and almost immediate support from the developer, including the free version downloaded from www.zabkat.com.
There isn't much to dislike about a high caliber tool like xplorer² and a tool that can do so much for file management tasks. For these reasons, and the fact there is a free version, xplorer² from ZABKAT gets the prestigious Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer award!
- Plugins for maximum file preview
Final Score: 9.3 out of 10.
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