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FreeCommander Portable

Editors' Review

by   / August 17, 2010

We try to keep our computer organized, but every few months we've realized that it's gotten out of hand again and that it's time to tidy up. Fortunately for us, there are programs like FreeCommander Portable, a basic file management utility that lets users easily move files between different directories.

To be honest, FreeCommander Portable is quite similar to many other programs of this type, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The interface is plain, consisting of two panes that can be split either horizontally or vertically, with a toolbar and menus across the top. Users can navigate to different locations on their computer in each of the panes and then move files between them as needed. There are variety of different types of views--tree hierarchies, flat views, thumbnails, and so on--that allow users to view files however they like. The program has some pretty handy features, including a search function, the ability to compress, split, and filter files, and a DOS interface. The program's Help file must be downloaded separately from the publisher's Web site, which is annoying, but it was at least well-written and pretty thorough. Overall, there's nothing about FreeCommander Portable that really knocked our socks off--we've seen plenty of programs of this sort before, many with more-advanced features--but it's an easy-to-use file management tool that should work just fine for the average user.

FreeCommander Portable installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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Editors' Review

by   / August 17, 2010

We try to keep our computer organized, but every few months we've realized that it's gotten out of hand again and that it's time to tidy up. Fortunately for us, there are programs like FreeCommander Portable, a basic file management utility that lets users easily move files between different directories.

To be honest, FreeCommander Portable is quite similar to many other programs of this type, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The interface is plain, consisting of two panes that can be split either horizontally or vertically, with a toolbar and menus across the top. Users can navigate to different locations on their computer in each of the panes and then move files between them as needed. There are variety of different types of views--tree hierarchies, flat views, thumbnails, and so on--that allow users to view files however they like. The program has some pretty handy features, including a search function, the ability to compress, split, and filter files, and a DOS interface. The program's Help file must be downloaded separately from the publisher's Web site, which is annoying, but it was at least well-written and pretty thorough. Overall, there's nothing about FreeCommander Portable that really knocked our socks off--we've seen plenty of programs of this sort before, many with more-advanced features--but it's an easy-to-use file management tool that should work just fine for the average user.

FreeCommander Portable installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

Full Specifications

General

Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date September 30, 2010
Date Added September 30, 2010
Version 2009.02b

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 2.51MB
File Name FreeCommanderPortable_2009.02b.paf.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,758
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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