• Dual-pane interface to easily copy, move, create, rename or delete files and folders
  • Opening and extracting files from archives* (RAR, ZIP, 7z, ZipX, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ, XZ, CAB...)
  • Built-in viewer and media player (doc, docx, rtf, jpeg, png, bmp, gif, tiff, mp3, wma, m4a, aac, wav, ac3, avi, 3gp, wmv, mp4, m4v, mov)
  • Adding folders to Favorites and pinning them to the Start Screen
  • Quick and convenient browsing of files and folders
  • Audio playback in the background
  • Share file support to other apps
  • Search for files and folders
  • Snapped mode support
  • Thumbnail previews
  • Video and image preview
  • Bulk operations
  • Support for multiple selections
  • Themes and backgrounds, Bing wallpaper
  • OneDrive access
  • Dropbox access*
  • Operating with the system Clipboard (copying to the Windows Explorer)
  • Autorun when inserting portable devices and flash drives
  • Hotkey commands
  • * - Available for extra fee

App details

Version notes

14/03/2014 SkyDrive has been renamed to OneDrive 02/14/2014 Has been improved support of archives: - creating - editing - viewing files inside archive Added Spanish language support Added support of .srt subtitle Bug fixes 01/21/2014 The problem with duplication of favorites has been fixed 12/24/2013 MKV support Italian translation 12/10/2013 Stuck on start was fixed 10/24/2013 Version for Windows 8.1 10/10/2013 Added Classic View designed for mouse and keyboard use 07/15/2013 Document editor (.docx, .doc, .rtf) Dropbox support 06/20/2013 Docs viewer (.docx, .doc, .rtf) Archives unpacking RAR, ZIP, 7z, ZipX, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ, XZ, CAB, etc. Multivolume archives support Password protected archives support 03/05/2013 Dutch and Portuguese translation 01/31/2013 Keyboard shortcuts page 01/14/2013 French language 01/11/2013 Improvements: - New navigation app bar - Fast selection of multiple files and folders - Embedded audio, video, image viewer - Improved keyboard support - New color themes 11/19/2012 Improvements: - Removed requests of unnecessary information when connecting to SkyDrive - Copy of folder to/from SkyDrive - Background preview switch in settings Fixed Errors: - Pin of active directory to Start Screen - Share of a big number of files

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5 stars out of 5
· 4/20/2014
Essential for win rt

Really good even plays .mkv on home server. Wish there was a status / progress bar when copying multiple files

3 stars out of 5
· 4/18/2014
Good start - a bit clunky

I think it's a pretty good start, although, having to add folders to browse is annoying, and I really wish they'd put a windows explorer style window on the left where you can expand and shrink folders by clicking on them. Will use, but still not a perfect metro replacement for desktop file explorer. Keep up the good work!

3 stars out of 5
· 4/12/2014
Great start

This is probably the best file manager amongst Metro style apps right now. Still the usability is poor for non-touch devices.

5 stars out of 5
· 3/29/2014
It Works

This App is great for opening files and documents that other ones wont open.. e mails and prints them too

5 stars out of 5
· 2/23/2014
Midnight Commander Metro

An explorer which shows all file types anywhere, online, on your lan, or on your computer, in a touch and mouse friendly way. This actually looks like very old file management UI found in FTP programs since DOS.

4 stars out of 5
· 2/11/2014
Great App

Works great, gives easy access to drives from metro screen.

4 stars out of 5
· 2/6/2014
Great App but has a few personal issues

This is a good application for an organized way to sort and view your files in your computer with either a preset or custom background set up to your liking. I really do like how you can choose 1 of the preset "libraries" on your PC or browse and bring up any folder located on your hard drive. The other feature I enjoy is that unlike most apps like this that open just say jpeg mp3 and mp4 files only this app opens pretty much any type of file you can find for a PC there hasn't been a single type of file I've tried and have not open. There are things I don't like about the app though you can only open 2 "folders" at a time 1 on either half of the app, can't minimize the selected "folders" either and setting a custom picture as the background is a bit annoying due to the fact the app likes to put the picture up focusing on Bottom Center and sizes up images to "fit" if they don't match the width or height cutting out or distorting the image. All in all I give Metro Commander 4 out of 5.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/18/2014
Just the Ticket

I was looking for a Metro tablet optimized file manager that worked like classic Explorer, and this is it. The more I use this app, the more I like it. You can find files, multi-select in one pane and copy or move to the other pane. It recognizes you network and you quickly move items from a network connected computer to your table - just have the remote folder open in one pane and your local tablet folder open in the other. This has become an essential tool for synchronizing across my entire home network. It is the best in class file manager.

3 stars out of 5
· 1/16/2014
Works great

Although it does work great for the first few times I used it, after a day or so I start getting errors. Will not open or do anything. It just crashes. Not sure if anyone else is having the same problem. Other than that when it does work, works just like I would expect.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/8/2014
Works well and is intuitive

Enjoy using it without having to go to desktop. Also much easier to read than desktop. The shortcuts at the top are a great bonus.

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