Dual-pane file manager
with classic design
Familiar Mac swiftness, charged for power users:
• Software developers
• System administrators
• IT professionals and enthusiasts
A few words from Michael Kazakov, developer of NC:
Let me guess: You were looking for a decent dual-pane file manager for Mac OS X and have found some websites, but…
… each of them basically tells you the same things:
• Very Powerful
• Super Convenient
• The Best Replacement for Total Commander
So you might wonder, how can you choose between them. Or you may ask yourself, “why should I choose Nimble Commander?”
I’ve been developing Nimble Commander since 2013, and this tool was initially intended for IT professionals – that’s what makes NC different from the competition. As I’ve been writing software for 20+ years and eventually got a PhD in CS, I probably know better what is required for effective work.
I initially wrote NC for myself, and now I’m offering you the result. However, the development of Nimble Commander continues every day, and I’ll be happy to hear your recommendations, so that I can catch up with them in the forthcoming releases.
Try the free version – that’s how you can find out which solution works best for you.
Nimble Commander is built with efficiency in mind to ensure the minimum consumption of system resources. Written mostly in C++, it provides blazing performance and instantaneous user interface response. For instance, handling dozens of windows and tabs is no big deal.
Following the strong traditions of orthodox dual-pane file managers, Nimble Commander provides quick keyboard access to file management operations. To save your time, there are keyboard shortcuts for more than a hundred actions.
Nimble Commander is designed to be flexible and comfortable for a vast range of uses. Colors, sizes, fonts, presentation types, filename trimming, quick search behavior, external tools, terminal emulator position, hotkeys layout – you can customize all of that.
Orthodox dual-pane file manager with modern Mac OS X UI
Laconic, yet powerful user interface:
- Tabbed file panels
- Filtering by typing
- Drag & drop support
- Mask-based selection
- Instant selection by extension
- Navigation quick lists
- Quick Look integration
- Fast sharing
Locate items by their attributes or content by using custom search or with Spotlight. You can feed search results to a panel and manipulate items as if they were in a regular directory.
The built-in file viewer can show content in a textual or hexadecimal representation. If the file is large, only a tiny part of it will be loaded into the memory, which enables you to handle even multi-gigabyte files.
You can easily mass-rename files based on sophisticated patterns by using this feature. The Batch Rename tool allows you to decompose filenames, insert date & time, search & replace, define counters, and transform the letter case.
You can open the built-in UNIX terminal emulator in one click. It will use the same window. When you navigate within panels or by using the plain “cd” command, the shell and the panel always stay in sync. You can also use an overlapped terminal simultaneously with file panels.
With Nimble Commander, you can browse archive files like regular folders, and access separate items within them without unpacking the whole data. Compression into Zip archives is supported, too.
Nimble Commander lets you connect to remote FTP/SFTP servers and use all its built-in tools there. You can also open remote files in other applications for editing; your changes will be uploaded back to the server.
Useful system information, including general CPU/RAM usage, free disk space, and other statistics on file systems or running processes with corresponding details.
Customize UNIX & BSD flags, file times, and the ownership of multiple items. You can also access the extended file attributes of a selected item and handle them like regular files.
No need in “sudo” or in restarting an app under another user. Just toggle the admin mode and gain an unrestricted root access within the same file panels. Of course, Nimble Commander will ask you for administrator’s credentials first.
Are you missing UI with monospaced font? Here is the Classic Presentation, which allows you to use the traditional layout without sacrificing the modern integration level.
Need to know a file’s CRC32/MD5/SHA2 or other hash code? It is literally two key presses away.
You can use the handy user interface to make hard links, or to edit existing or create new symbolic links. No terminal is required.