Midnight Commander

Midnight Commander

Web site: midnight-commander.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Managers, File Transfer
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: gpl
Interface: TUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 1994
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GNU Midnight Commander – a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. It’s a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included.

Midnight Commander (mc) is based on versatile text interfaces, such as Ncurses or S-Lang, which allows it to work on a regular console, inside an X Window terminal, over SSH connections and all kinds of remote shells.

MC is a visual system shell, so all operations can be performed without entering any commands, using only the semigraphic interface. It allows you to perform file operations with the mouse, function keys (F1 – F12 on the keyboard) and the cursor. The TUI Midnight Commander is divided into two panels, each displaying files or information about them, which simplifies operations such as moving or copying files.

The application allows you to connect to servers (FTP, FISH and SMB) with access to their content in one of the selected windows; on the connected remote file system, you can perform standard operations (depending on the type of connection) – browsing, deleting and copying files or changing permissions.

The project founder is Miguel de Icaza.

Tux Commander

Tux Commander

Web site: tuxcmd.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Managers, File Transfer
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Object Pascal
First release: November 13, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Tux Commander – a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. The main goal of this project is to create powerful and user friendly file manager for Unix operating systems.

General features:
– Graphical application, uses GTK2 windowing toolkit
– Two directory panels side by side (vertical)
– Tabbed interface, buttons for quick access to favorite places
– Configurable mounter bar for quick access to removable media and network shares
– Multilingual user interface
– Basic VFS (Virtual File System) support, allowing you to browse archives and network places
– Extendable via plugin system, several VFS modules available in the distribution
– Portable, no installation required, usable right after the extraction
– Designed for GNOME and XFCE desktop environments while preserving complete independency (libraries are loaded dynamically when available)
– Extension-based file type actions (associations)
– Threaded file operations
– Large files (> 4GB) support
– Main application written in Object Pascal language (with FreePascal as default compiler), plugins are written in C/C++ language
– Sources available in GIT repository

The project developer is Tomáš Bžatek.
The latest version of Tux Commander 0.6.70 was released in 2009.

Far Manager

Far Manager

Web site: farmanager.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer, File Manager
Platform: Windows
License: BSD
Interface: TUI
Programing language: C++
First release: March 1996
Rating:  star  star  star

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Far Manager – a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions.

Far Manager has a multi-language, easily configurable interface. File system navigation is made easier through the use of color highlighting and sort groups.

The functionality of Far Manager is greatly extended by external DLL modules — plugins (made possible by a special set of interfaces — the Plugins API). For example: archive support, FTP client, temporary panel and network browser are all implemented as plugins included in the standard distribution of Far.

Goals:
– viewing files and directories;
– editing, copying and renaming files;
– transfering files via FTP (via plugin);
– and many other actions.

The project founder is Eugene Roshal.

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Web site: internetdownloadmanager.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: May 1999 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Internet Download Manager – a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

Unlike other similar applications, Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance.

Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, audio and video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads. You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command line.

Other features include multilingual support, zip preview, download categories, scheduler pro, sounds on different events, HTTPS support, queue processor, html help and tutorial, enhanced virus protection on download completion, progressive downloading with quotas (useful for connections that use some kind of fair access policy or FAP like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.), built-in download accelerator, and many others.

The freeware version is a 30 days trail.
The application is developed by a company Tonec Inc.

Microsoft Download Manager

Microsoft Download Manager

Web site: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27960
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: 2011
Rating:  star  star

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Microsoft Download Manager – a freeware Download Manager created by and for Microsoft Windows operating systems up to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 RC.

The Microsoft Download Manager enables you to download files simply and easily. It also makes downloading large files such as application and multimedia files quick and reliable. Once started, the Microsoft Download Manager’s easy-to-use interface displays the status of downloads and enables you to suspend active downloads or resume downloads that have failed.

The Microsoft Download Manager supports the following Web browsers: Windows© Internet Explorer© 6 Internet Explorer 7 Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 9 Mozilla© Firefox© 3.6.

Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

Web site: freedownloadmanager.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Manager
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: Adware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Free Download Manager – a download manager for Mac and Windows allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, efficiently download large files and resume broken downloads.

FDM can boost all your downloads up to 10 times, process media files of various popular formats, drag&drop URLs right from a web browser as well as simultaneously download multiple files. The download manager is compatible with the most popular browsers, such as: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Features:
– Support for Windows and Mac OS X
– User-friendly interface with modern design
– Video downloading from popular websites
– HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/BitTorrent support
– Proxy support
– Download acceleration
– Resuming broken downloads
– Smart file management and powerful scheduler
– Adjusting traffic usage
– Multi language support

Konqueror

Konqueror

Web site: konqueror.org
Category: Network, Tools
Subcategory: Web browsers, File Managers
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: October 14, 1996
Rating:  star  star  star star

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Konqueror – an integrated web browser and a file manager which is a core part of the KDE Software Compilation. Konqueror is powered by the KHTML rendering engine (and optionally Webkit) which means it supports the latest web standards such as HTML5, Javascript, CSS3, and others.

It is one of the most advanced file managers for KDE. Thanks to the underlying KDE technologies it can transparently access FTP and SFTP servers, zip files (and other archives), smb (Windows) shares, and even browse and rip audio CDs.

Konqueror makes use of the latest KDE technologies to provide you with a PDF viewer, an FTP client, a text editor, a spreadsheet editor, a word document editor, an SVN client and more without ever needing to open a separate application.

Konqueror comes with a nice set of custom plugins such as an ad blocker, automatic web page translation, user agent switcher, automatic image gallery creation, shell command panel, and more. It is one of the most customizable applications available.

At the heart of Konqueror is the KHTML rendering engine (which was chosen by Apple to create WebKit, which today forms the basis for modern browsers like Safari and Chrome). It currently supports the latest Web Standards such as HTML5, Javascript, CSS3 and others. Alternatively, Konqueror can also use Webkit if you’re looking for compatibility across the board.

Some of its features:
– Adblock – automatically block all ads
– Pop-up blocker built-in
– Password Manager- uses KWallet for password storage, that means your passwords are stored securely and shared across all your KDE applications.
– Web shortcuts – Simply type wp:konqueror or wp:kde in the Address bar to be taken directly to the Wikipedia’s page about Konqueror or KDE respectively. There’s Web Shortcuts for Google, Youtube, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo, KDE, Launchpad, etc.
– Tabbed browsing and split views
– Bookmarks Manager – for easy access to your most visited sites
– Web page translation – can easily translate any web page into any language
– Spell Checking integrated