Best Free Total Commander Alternative For Mac

Posted By admin On 16.02.22

Double Commander is an opensource file manager which includes a list of useful features and tools to manage files and folders efficiently. It is inspired by an eminent file manager Total Commander and is absolutely free. Commander One is mentioned in the best Android file transfer apps for your Mac. The 1.7.4 version of Commander One for Mac is available as a free download on our software library. The software lies within System Tools, more precisely System Optimization.



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;
-Spotlight search.
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;
-Process viewer;
-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
*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 protected] We are happy to help. Your feedback is welcome and will be taken into account for next releases.

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What’s New

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!).

152 Ratings

Good but short on features

Almost good enough to switch from Crax, but missing a few important features. 1. When sorting / grouping by extension, directories are unsorted/disorganized (most other apps sort directories separately at the top). 2. No way to 'open in other' - open a selected directory in the other window (useful for quickly moving files to a subdirectory). 3. No multi-rename feature. It's a good app, and you get a lot in the free version. Just needs one or two more features to go over the top.

Developer Response,

Thank you for posting such a positive review.
Let me please comment on three points you've mentioned:
1. There is an option to sort folders on the top. For this, go to Commander One Preferences->View->Show folders on top.
2. The tab with currently opened folder will be created by following steps: File->Tabs->Duplicate Active Tab.
3. Multi-rename option is in our to-do-list. So, this feature will be added in the next updates of Commander One app.

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.

Avoid this company

Avoid this company. I bought other software from this company, and found it doesn't work as advertised. Unfortunately they don't offer a trial version of this 'pro' features. You MUST buy a license to even try them out. Some features are extremely buggy. The company claims to have a money back guarantee, but I found this to be a false claim. I sent them screen capture videos demonstrating the bugs and shortcomings of the software. Basically, it does not work as advertised . In spite of having this proof, they STILL REFUSED to refund my money. I recommend avoiding purchasing or even using this company's software. Late last year their software was found to be bundles with malware. Just do a google search.

Developer Response,

All our users are welcome to use PRO Pack features of Commander One for 15 days for free. Also, as we value our customers, if for some reason they did not have enough time to test the product within a trial period, they always may request to extend the trial period of Commander One PRO for 15 more days. I would like to inform you that we always stick to our Refund Policy. The customer is always getting the refund if the case appeared to be eligible for refund. As for malware, yes, this happened to our software, but it was fixed within a day. Now ESET has confirmed that there is no malware on our page where the applications are distributed.


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I know this is an old topic, but I still have a problem to find a good alternative, maybe I have high standards.

There is a 4 years old article about this.

But the question is, why is Nautilus so bad in two pane mode? Why is it so slow when browsing folders?And, why are all other file managers from article so ugly?

I like Krusader, but it does not looks near as good as Nautilus.

Is Nautilus slow because of the fancy GUI rendering?Is it hard to make file manager which fits nice in Unity?

What is your experience and what file manager are you using?


I got interesting results by making Krusader look native in Unity. I like it now.

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Well, honestly I like to put here a great answer to you, but I cannot. Still I can't find an equal program to Total Commander on ubuntu. I'm thinking same way like you about on nautilus and krusader.

Additionally I had needed a good FTP client like on Total Commander.

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So I have ended with 2 programs.

  1. Double Commander

    • (+) similar interface
    • (+) easy to use
    • (-) horrible ftp client
  2. BS Commander

    • (+) similar interface
    • (-) low functionality and configuration

P.S : Even I'm thinking about starting a open source project for making something total commander.


All other file managers in the article are ugly, because as you have pointed out that article is dated four years back. So most of the tools in that article are bound to look outdated(Its from that time period).
For good(new age) alternatives to Nautilus, please refer this post:
Are there any alternatives to Nautilus?
Another list of alternatives, with screenshots:

Personally I like the Kde default file manager Dolphin, after Nautilus.

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Best Free Total Commander Alternative For Mac

Maybe you like the midnight commander. It's a terminal program but quite capable.It's true terminal style! Terminal is never ugly.


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