Total Commander (or Windows Commander again in the 90s) is one in every of the finest identified orthodox file managers on the market and made the soar to Android again in 2012 (take a look at our hands-on for some nostalgia). Version 2 adopted quickly after in the similar yr, and aside from a visible replace to make it match higher inside Holo and Material Design, the fundamental interface has been the similar up till as we speak. Version 3,zero, which has been in beta since 2018, would not change that, however at the very least it packs a slew of latest options in comparison with Total Commander 2.91.

First and foremost, Total Commander 3.0 packs full support for Android 10 and its new face and fingerprint unlocking API. The app can also be now able to saving and putting in split APK information and vastly expands the quantity of compressed file codecs it might probably work with along with zip and rar: rar5, 7z, tar, gz, z, bz2, arj, lzh, iso, img, and cab. People who use exterior keyboards get some love due to shortcut support, and the media participant’s notifications have been improved. While you’ll be able to manually change between darkish and white mode (along with an entire theming part in settings), the app would not respect Android 10’s system-wide darkish mode but. Check out the full official changelog under for all the minuscule additions and tweaks:

What’s new in Total Commander 3.0 remaining:

  • Unpack rar5, 7z, tar, gz, z, bz2, arj, lzh, iso, img, cab along with zip and rar
  • Multi-rename software: To use it, choose at the very least one file or folder
  • Compare by content material (through context menu): Select precisely 2 information
  • Backup and set up split APK information
  • “Open with” now permits to decide on between file: and content material: URL parameters on Android 10
  • Define inside associations for the context menu “Play (foreground)”, e.g. to set a participant for streaming from plugins
  • Hotkeys Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V (copy, minimize, paste through clipboard) and Ctrl+R (re-read) for customers with exterior keyboard
  • Button bar: New parameters motion: and class: supported, to explicitly set the motion and a number of classes
  • Media Player: Show present observe and complete tracks underneath icon in overhead notification
  • Master password: Let the consumer select between the new (BiometricPrompt) and previous (FingerprintManager) fingerprint features
  • Support wildcards in ignore checklist, e.g. *~ or identify*.*
  • Apply ignore checklist additionally to digital folders like ///_SD-Card
  • Search operate: Added “Older than” possibility
  • Support for Android 10

One benefit Total Commander has over different options is legacy support. It runs on Android variations as previous as 2.2 Froyo, first launched in 2011. It’s additionally fully free to make use of. The ageing interface with its unlabeled, non-standard icons is not too intuitive, although, and even options like cloud storage integration, FTP connections, and ZIP support aren’t unique to it anymore. But when you dive deeper, you may discover plenty of highly effective extensions and features that you could’t discover elsewhere. Someone who hasn’t used orthodox file explorers in any respect earlier than would possibly nonetheless be higher off beginning with a less complicated utility like Solid Explorer — Total Commander is definitively energy consumer and fanatic territory.

You can obtain Total Commander on the Play Store, from APK Mirror, or on the venture’s personal web site.

Total Commander - file manager
Total Commander - file manager