Altap Salamander – better file manager for Windows

Altap Salamander is a fast and reliable two-panel file manager for Windows. It has an intuitive interface, offers viewers for all popular file formats as well as support for common archives, and has built-in FTP and SFTP clients.

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Altap Salamander

This is one of the tools, I have been using for years and I find it unbeatable for daily use on Windows.

It is always among the top 3 tools that I install immediately after I finish setting up a new Windows machine.

It used to be called Servant Salamander for years and operated as a shareware, but after a recent company merger, it changed the name into Altap Salamander and became free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial usage.

In essence it is an easy file manager with one or two panes, a good search tool, FTP client, extensions through plugins, image and txt viewer and everything else a modern operating system should in my opinion already have integrated by default.

Image viewer plugin

One of it’s most used features is a “Hot path” which is in essence a named path on the drive or network which you use frequently and are sick of always looking for. In most of my computers I have about 10 hot paths set and this satisfies all my needs to quickly find the most used directories.

The only drawback that I have found is that it doesn’t recognize my tablet or phone as a disk. This is the only use-case for which I still use Windows Explorer.

Before I end this short post, I have to mention another feature I use frequently, especially for renaming my video and audio files on PC. It’s called Batch renamer!

Batch renamer

But you will find much more useful features if you try it yourself.



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Published by hoornet

Working as Visual C++ developer with IDE from actual previous millennia. As a hobby, working on Android development with Kotlin. Lately trying to move to Flutter.

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