Program Features

2xExplorer is an easy to use yet very potent and extremely efficient alternative to the standard windows Explorer. It combines the user-friendliness of the latter with the increased efficiency and advanced features of good-old dual-pane file managers like Norton Commander. It is a package that will appeal to the power user, yet its similarity with Explorer will ensure that less experienced users will not be driven away either.

Why would you want to make 2xExplorer your default file manager? Allow me to demonstrate...

It's better than Explorer

2xExplorer does whatever the windows explorer will do for file management, but goes much further, filling some glaring omissions in this product:

Note that all these goodies including file synchronization and thumbnail viewers are available in both filesystem and zip folders (where this feature is available, e.g. windows XP/ME etc).

It is a modern version of Norton Commander

2xExplorer is every bit as efficient, useable and addictive as NC, without being a verbatim copy of the original masterpiece. The design and operation borrows many new improvements brought by the latest win32 desktop "philosophy", improving the ease of use:

It offers many useful tools

Except for the regular file management, 2xExplorer has the following tools embedded in the program, which could easily be distributed as stand-alone products:

2xExplorer was developed mainly with the "advanced" user in mind. A host of features, as the smart keyboard accelerators, persistent properties and command history throughout the program, ensure that 2xExplorer is a utility that can be used day-in/day-out with maximum efficiency an minimum frustration. However, the less experienced user is not scared away either. The resemblance to the standard Explorer and the various "helping hands" offered (e.g. in the form of status bar explanatory messages, tooltips, etc.) should allow any user who is fairly comfortable with windows to feel straight at home using 2xExplorer.

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