Meet the updated version of Commander One 2.0 with more connections, more features, improved functionality, support for Dark Mode and many more. We never stop improving our software making it faster, more convenient and powerful. Reach a high level of file management on Mac!
Commander One is a free dual panel file manager that helps you manage your files in the best possible way. Fast and powerful, yet so easy to use, it offers essential features for absolute control over your files and folders - it can save you thousands of hours. Commander One was created in Swift and is fully compatible with OS X 10.12.
“Commander One looks like a great app to have on your Mac if you’re frustrated with OS X’s built-in file management.”
”Once it’s installed, you get dual pane browsing, unlimited tabs, a variety of sorting options, an easy toggle for revealing hidden files, and more. It also adds a handful of new keyboard shortcuts to make moving files around a little less painful. If you’re not a fan of how Finder does things, Commander One’s a more than capable alternative.”
Dual panel interface:
-Classical dual panel appearance with the possibility to set your own color theme and fonts;
-Choose the Dark Mode to keep up with the times (available starting from 10.14 only);
-Unlimited tabs for opening as many folders as needed;
-Three view modes for convenient work with different types of files: Full, Brief, and Thumbs.
Easy navigation and display:
-Show hidden files with one click;
-Queue file operations including those already in progress;
-Drag and drop files and folders;
-Rename files and folders when moving them.
Various search methods:
-Built-in search with regular expressions support;
-Search by file contents;
There is so much more about Commander One that can simplify your work routine:
-Archive and extract files and open ZIP as regular folders;
-Work with .ipa, .apk, .jar, .ear, .war files as with regular folders;
-Preview all types of files, including Hex and Binary, before opening them;
-Set up hotkeys for most frequently used operations;
-Use brief mode to see and manage many files at once;
-Get quick and easy access to the folders that are open or you use the most through History and Favorites;
-Detect over the network and conveniently list computers that use NetBIOS protocol;
-Select the program to open the file using 'Open with' in main menu - File or via the context menu;
-Configure the appearance of the built-in preview;
-Ability to benefit from Finder Tags;
-Select UI language in preferences.
**Commander One also has PRO version now available via in-app purchase**
Extra benefits offered by Commander One PRO!
*FTP, SFTP, and FTPS Manager with the possibility to change file permissions via these protocols
*RAR support with extracting, full access and search
*TarGz with compressing, extracting, search, and full access
*7zip with compressing, extracting, search, and full access
*Mount MTP devices, access and manage files with an ease
*Mount Dropbox and Dropbox Business accounts as a drive for convenient access
*Share Dropbox links easily
*Custom themes for unique appearance
*Connect and manage files in Amazon S3 storage and S3-compatible storages
*Mount as many Google Drive accounts as needed and manage your files and folders, including “Shared with me” folder, without copying data on your Mac
*Map unlimited number of WebDAV connections and access your online files
*Connect Microsoft OneDrive accounts and manage online files as if they are stored on your Mac
*Mount and manage your files stored on Box.com
*Connect and deal with files in Backblaze B2
*Map OpenStack SWIFT to get flawless access to your online files
*Protect your files on online connections due to encryption
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We are happy to help. Your feedback is welcome and will be taken into account for next releases.
Improved: unpacking of some RAR archives.
Fixed: column width in Brief mode.
Fixed: mounting S3 connections when using accounts with limited permissions.
Fixed: listing of hidden files on some FTP servers.
Fixed: copying files with Resource Fork.
Lots of other minor fixes and improvements (thank you guys for your continued feedback!).
Ratings and Reviews
Good, but alien
Pros: It's great that it exists, since other dual-pane file managers I've tried for Mac are even worse. Good old well-known F# shortcuts, built-in archiver and network browser.
Cons: it feels like a direct port of Midnight Commander/FAR/Total Commander - straight outta console. It doesn't feel like a native Mac app, and as a result the usability suffers greatly. Some part of UI are super-cluttered, easy to miss buttons and features, while in other parts there is a lot of wasted whitespace.
To its defence, there is a tabs implementation that seems to be native and is very useful!
Quick suggestion: Let the dropdown in the "Disk Info" panel also provide quick access to the same items that Finder has: Documents, Pictures, Downloads, Recents, etc. Ideally, pull them from the same place the Finder takes them, so that they are always in sync. It took me forever to notice the Favorites button :)
Developer Response ,
Thank you for posting such thorough commentaries. We will take into account the cons you've mentioned. As for the suggestion regarding the quick access to the items that Finder has, there is a similar functionality in our to-do-list that will be added in the next updates of the app. We hope you'll find it useful as well.
I am so. thankful for Commander One
I have used both Mac and Windows OS extensively over many years, and it blows my mind that any program can call itself a file manager (finder) that runs in just one window. WHY? It’s clumbsy and error prone. This program indeed lacks the warm fuzzy, look and feel of native mac programs, but lets talk about usability. Invest the time in this program and you will be rewarded with clear safe file manipulation. No more files dropping into the wrong folder as you drag files to a different folder or window. Try and track down a few of those lost files, and you will understand how much better it is to open your source on the left window and destination on the right, then just the click copy or move button. Its easy and reliable. If that is all it did, it would be wortth it. Add to that the tons of other things it can do, and this is a no brainer. The best, even if it does look clunky.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for such thorough feedback. This review made our day!
Great Double Panel View
I have started using this app for it’s tab panel views. It is great for moving files from on location to another easily without wasting the time of playing with stacked or side by side finder windows.
Unfortunately, it would have been better if the devs kept the shortcuts the same as finder. Because I cannot quickly preview files or use the osx wide hotkey commands (such as command + delete) this has become a niche app for me instead of the finder replacement I was looking for.
Regarldess, good app for me, and great for anyone who doesn’t mind having to learn new software, versus the software learning from you (as we say in the Human Computer Interaction field).
Developer Response ,
Hello, thank you for the feedback. As for hotkeys, you can assign your own for certain actions. You should disable the functionality of Function keys so that you could map specific keyboard shortcuts to F-Keys.
- Electronic Team, Inc.
- 36.6 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- © Eltima Software
- In-App Purchases
- PRO Pack $29.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.