Unlimited trial with restricted capabilities Provides amazing features Manage two folders at the same time
Hefty price Outdated interface
Most of us have wondered why Windows' default file manager hasn't changed significantly for quite a long time. It's certain that many users might enjoy the fresh change but even more people would refuse to get familiar with a new file manager. Still, there are some alternatives you should definitely check out!
WinNC is a great example of an alternative file manager. It's developed for Windows 10 but it supports older versions of Windows as well. It costs €29.95 or around $33 for a single license. It implements an interesting tabbed interface with a dual-panel. That means you can browse two folders at the same time and easily move or copy between them.
WinNC is not just a file manager but it also provides some interesting features. Connecting to FTP servers or networks has never been easier with WinNC. Besides creating ZIP files, you can also create self-extracting executable files, split or merge files, and use basic encryption and decryption. We also love the ability to run a slideshow of all images in the currently selected folder or save an MP3 playlist of audio files.
Being advertised as a Windows 10 file manager, it's safe to say that we have expected a more unique and modern design. WinNC provides plenty of features, to be honest, but paying more than $30 for a file manager feels quite a lot. It probably won't replace your File Explorer but it can come in handy.
Reviewed by Vedin Klovo (editor rating 4 out of 5 stars)