Windows Explorer was never an option for managing files due to its single pane interface. Therefore many private developers have released other file managers resembling with Norton Commander concept featuring double pane interface for a faster browsing experience.
Multi Commander is another double pane files manager that wants to become as popular as Christian Ghisler’s Total Commander. Being developed by Mathias Svensson, the program brings some interesting new features dedicated especially for the hard-core users. Each windows pane receives a folder tree option and customizable tabs. These tabs can be set on opening any folder in order to ensure fast access to the most favorite locations on your PC.
Compared to its direct opponent, Multi Commander brings also an extensive number of free built-in plug-ins such as: support for various archive formats (ex.: .zip and .rar), FTP access and a Registry Viewer and Editor. Latest version of this program brings also customizable file colors and a new listing including information from IMDB and RottenTomatoes.com for your movies saved on your hard-drive.
At the moment Multi Commander 1.10 is available for free for Windows XP, Server, Vista and 7.