Q-Dir is intended to substitute Windows File Explorer by allowing a more convenient way to manage files and folders. As most similar tools, it also supports opening not only local folders but also network locations. It has an easy-to-use interface, but you may find its visual design outdated.
The application supports opening up to four panes to navigate various locations simultaneously. In this regard, it is important to mention that you can choose any of multiple layouts according to the specificities of your project. Not only that, you can save customized layouts for its repeated use in the future. Luckily, it is possible to enable a tree view of the folders and multiple tabs in every pane. This facilitates such operations as comparing, copying and synchronizing contents. A feature that some users may find quite useful is that you can use color codes to mark file types.
All in all, Q-Dir definitely deserves your attention, mostly if you are not satisfied with Windows default file manager. One of its main advantages is that it is extremely lightweight and uses very few system resources. However, you should know that the application does not have as many features as other similar applications. For instance, it does not support previewing many file types, editing file contents or renaming in batches.
- Browser various file locations from a single window
- Various layouts
- Color coding by file type
- Tree view of folder structure
- Outdated interface
- Not as many features as other similar applications