Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.


  • Unicode support
  • Tabbed interface
  • Multi-rename tool
  • Custom columns
  • Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
  • Internal text editor (F4) with syntax hightlighting
  • Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
  • All operations working in background
  • Extended search function with full text search in any files
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
  • Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support

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  • thank you very much

  • The only true replacement for Total Commander. And I've tried them all! Tab-Options feature is really cool (don't know if TC had it). I've been using it for 2 years now and don't even consider TC anymore, even in Windows. Iz should be on 1.0 since it's pretty much a complete software. If this gets any better it should receive 6 stars. :)

  • I use it on Window10, Mac OS and Linux, write custom plugins very useful application and free

  • This is a great application. It covers my core usage scenarios and keeps user interface simple. The later is tougher than it sounds. There are lots of file managers out there and they are all loaded with features and ... hard to use. I have been using 2xExplorer for a while, but it is getting old. The replacment Xplorer2 is a mixed bag. More features and less obvious. Xplorer2 is overwhelming in terms of user interface elements throws at the user. I have tried NexusFile5 and it has a very clean interface. It is my favorite. But it does not provide a file search. That kills it for me. Non standard shortcuts for copy move operations are a killer as well. It is a little thing, but matters. It is probably the only app authors of doublecmd shall take a look at to improve their usability. I have tried FreeCommander XE and while it has every feature it is just overwhelming in terms of user interface elements available to me. Now just about every app provides quick jump to drive letters. If you are like me and have C: D: E: F: K: L: O: and more at times this quick jump feature is useless. Why? because I don't remember what each letter represents which drive. This application provides the same choice, but lets me to remove the toolbar that only takes space. It actually does better, but keeping a current letter and if I click on it it displays the list of all drive letters with descriptions! That's the way to go. It starts fast. That's very important for file manager. It has built-in image file viewer. Most do. Its quick preview is the way I expect: it replaces the other panel's content. It shall be available as a button next to thumbnails button by default as it is a form of the view. It still can highlight different files in the panels. That's a must to have for double panel type of file manager. It has a flat view. That's a nice touch most don't have. It does not have jump to "My Computer". Windows these days can have special folders mounted there. It can be quite difficult to jump to those special folders. It have all kinds of special folders and OS variables which is great. But missing "This PC" level can be a loss. It is a great application that deserves much more attention than others. I wish I could put "no opinion" on my review. I have no opinion on support and I don't expect support from a free app.

  • Useful and free :)

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Ukrainian, Dutch, Czech, English, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), German, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian

Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

X Window System (X11), Win32 (MS Windows), Cocoa (MacOS X), Carbon (Mac OS X)

Programming Language

Pascal, Object Pascal, Lazarus, Free Pascal