As a Windows User, I was never happy with the out-of-the-box File Explorer, that’s why I’m a big fan of Total Commander. The 2 panels mode to move or copy files between the panels, or the quick access keys, ftp connections and more, makes Total Commander a #MustHave tool in my Windows 10 Station.
I started to look for something similar for Raspberry Pi, and after a couple of tests my choose is: Double Commander (see references).
It’s easy to install, just this command
sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt
And it will appear on the Accessories menu.
So far, Double Commander, is part of my setup list of tools to be installed on Raspbian for my Raspberry Pi 4 developer station!
En mis posts anteriores escribi sobre las alternativas que he encontrado en MacOS para aplicaciones como Paint y Putty. Si bien, ambas herramientas son muy importantes, no las uso tan a menudo como la del post de hoy: Total Commander.
Total Commander es una herramienta genial. Yo he utilizado TC desde que soy usuario de Windows, y eso son muchos años. La idea de tener 2 paneles con los archivos en una carpeta, y que desde los mismos se pueda copiar, mover, eliminar y mas con un solo clic, es genial. Además, he dejado de utilizar FileZilla como cliente FTP, ya que con TC tengo las mismas opciones directamente en la herramienta.
Nota: Soy consciente que la idea de 2 paneles de vista de archivos es anterior a Windows. Algunos compañeros del metal me mostraron demos de Norton Commander, que parece que era una herramienta imprescindible en esos días.
In my 2 previous posts I shared my experiences looking for alternatives to Paint and Putty in MacOS. Both tools are very important, however are not as frecuently used as this one in Windows: Total Commander.
Total Commander is amazing, that’s it. I’ve using TC since I’m using Windows. The whole idea of 2 file panels where you can easily copy and move files between the panels is great. Also a single click to edit or view a file is a very powerful option. I’ve even stopped using FileZilla for FTP actions, because TC has an amazing and powerful embedded FTP client.
Note: I know that the 2 file panel concept is much older than windows. Some colleagues show me old demos of Norton Commander, which seems to be an awesome product back on those days.
I’ve used a few during the past weeks, and I finally decided to use fman as main file system tool in MacOS. And there are a couple of reasons for this.
It’s very simple. Does not have any additional or silly features, it has an amazing and simple user interface.
It also uses the standard keys for copy, paste and more actions like Total Commander. My hand memory is very useful here.
Same with arrows keys and backspace to get back to previous folder.
Cmd & P opens a very powerful search bar. I really like this feature.
And it also support plugins. There is a full ecosystem of plugins here: https://fman.io/docs/plugins and this also give me chance to improve my python skills.
Finally, it’s cheap! I’ll give this a try during march and then I’ll get a license. And kudos to Michael Hermann (@m_herrmann) who created this tool after moving to MacOS from Windows and be used to use Total Commander.
Disclaimer: I won’t share the name of the products I’ve tried and not liked. There are a few of them.