muCommander

Version: 0.9.0 || Release Date: 2012-08-05 || License: Freeware App Owner: rosebud

muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager featuring a Norton Commander style interface and running on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux...). Some key features are: Virtual filesystem with FTP, SFTP, SMB and HTTP/HTTPS support; quickly copy, move, rename files, create directories, email files; browse, create and uncompress ZIP, TAR and GZip archives; universal bookmarks.

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8 Opinions

muCommander tormented me for the long time its slow Java, nonresponsive, ugly and buggy UI.

So I decided to create real OS X, native file manager, especially for users coming from Windows: FastCommander.

However, I wish you could add files to the transfer queue... Currently if you want to copy/move other files, you have to babysit the transfer, and wait for it to finish. :(

Useful for big file transfers: shows current speed (MB/s), file and total remaining time, can pause transfer, limit speed.

Long time user (still am) of Total Commander.
I've tried a myriad of other versions for Mac, and µCommander comes the closest.

In response to "jitf, 2008-01-16" :

µCommander does had a very good multi-rename built in. For my purposes it it nearly just as good as Total Cmdr's.

I'm a big fan of dual-pane file managers, and for many years used FreeCommander on XP. I tried various things out when I moved to the Mac, and muCommander is without doubt the best I've found so far!

If you are used to using programs such as Total Commander, Midnight Commander, Krusader, etc. you will definitely want this program on your Mac - it may lack just a few of the "extras" of some of those other programs (e.g. the built-in multi-file batch renamer of Total Commander) but there is other free Mac software that will perform such functions, and muCommander contains everything you really need in this type of program. Minor nit: I do wish they'd come up with a nicer icon - the one they have in this version would be more at home on an Apple II or Commodore 64 (of course that is easy enough to replace with an icon of your choosing).

Feature wish: automatically calculate folder sizes (like total commander), to be able to browse folders while having them sorted by sizes.

muCommander is a good and promising app! :)

Very simple and straight forward, gets the job done. I use it for ftp and browsing hidden folders on my hdd.