Giveaway : xplorer�� – Windows Explorer Replacement

by Karthik on July 26, 2008 · 43 comments


What’s the most common thing that you do on your PC? I’m sure it has to be managing thousands of files on your computer. Managing files is something that most of us do on a daily basis. Be it organizing music, documents or finding that important presentation there are times when the default Windows Explorer can be downright irritating and a pain to use.

But if you are a power user, I’m sure by now you should be loathing upon Windows Explorer. For those of you who have grown sick of Windows Explorer, xplorer�� is the solution to many of your problems.


Once you’ve installed xplorer2 the first thing you will notice is the dual pane navigation system. Having a dual pane system (as shown in the screenshot above) means copying and moving files has become a lot more easier than it was with Windows Explorer.�� And if dual pane navigation isn’t enough for you then there is still tabbed navigation. I’m sure having a tabbed navigation will help you in performing complex directory management operations in a few clicks, compared to what it’d take you with Windows Explorer.


What’s the most irritating thing about Windows Explorer according to you? For more it has to be the process involved in creating a new folder. It takes a minimum of 3 clicks to create a new folder, which is a little too much. With xplorer2 it just takes a single click to create a new folder, and most importantly you can even assign a keyboard shortcut for it, something that the default Windows Explorer have.


xplorer�� comes in two flavors, Lite and Pro. The Lite version is completely free to use while the Pro version that runs you down 29.95$ has many features that you don’t want to miss.

Here are some of the stuff you will only find in the Pro version..

  • Save and restore tabs
  • Multi-column sort (using shift+column click)
  • Individual folder settings
  • Search for text in office and PDF documents using filters
  • Search within archives, FTP, webfolders, and more
  • Search for text using regular expressions
  • Customizable info bars (status bar for each pane)
  • Mini- and densely packed thumbnails
  • Deep synchronization (including subfolders)
  • Detect duplicate files & cleanup
  • Robust background file transfers
  • Color coding of filenames based upon a custom pattern (ex. by file extension)
  • Keyboard (hotkey) customization

The Giveaway

Well during the birthday celebrations of DailyApps we have 5 Pro Licenses of xplorer�� (valued at 29.95$ each) to giveaway to you guys. All you have to do is drop a comment below providing both your name and email address so that we can get in touch with you later.

We will be selecting the winners randomly using a random number generator. Here’s how we are going to give out the licenses for the giveaway of xplorer2.

  • 1 Winner will be picked from Comment Number 1 through 5
  • 2 Winners will be picked from Comment Number 6 through 20
  • 2 Winners will be picked from Comment Numbers 20 through how many ever comments are there.

You can leave your entries till 28th July 11:00 PM Eastern Time’

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Mike Ryan July 26, 2008 at 9:35 am

This one is def. my first choice for this smashing party ;)

Justin Cantrell July 26, 2008 at 9:51 am

I’d have to say I wouldn’t be disappointed with this bit of software, cheers

Wes July 26, 2008 at 10:03 am

Happy birthday daily apps. Lets start the party!

Todd July 26, 2008 at 10:33 am

I’m all for anything that speeds up Explorer!

eric July 26, 2008 at 10:53 am

i cant stand explorer.

happy birthday daily apps!!

Victor Hernandez July 26, 2008 at 11:02 am

Is it enough with a “Victor was here” ?

well, I tried xplorer�� a while ago. maybe this could be a second chance to me :-)

Gustavo Leig July 26, 2008 at 11:09 am

Well, happy birthday!

Im in for the competition. needs the extra-explorer!


Tony July 26, 2008 at 11:09 am

This looks like a great program :D

David Boutin July 26, 2008 at 11:30 am

Please, please, please, please, please. In all my years of computing, I have never found a file system that made any sence. Here’s my chance.

Henrique Neto July 26, 2008 at 11:37 am

Hey there! Here’s Henrique from Brazil!
Let’s see if I’m selected to this giveaway.


Kyle Judkins July 26, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I’ve been using the Lite version. Paid version here I come!

Chance July 26, 2008 at 12:44 pm


Kenneth July 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm

i see everything is going fine…
Hey Happy Birthday :D

COLIN July 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm

I don’t like Windows Explorer and am looking for a good replacement.

Daniel July 26, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Very interesting application. It very much looks like it could give Explorer a hard time with its many features.

Lets hope I get a copy. Have a nice one.

Pancho July 26, 2008 at 1:40 pm

hot damn that’s some good stuff

forinec July 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Holy , I want one ,I want one !!!!

IanG July 26, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Excellent it works in Vista :)

Dan Rider July 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm

happy birthday daily apps!

Tom Beckingham July 26, 2008 at 2:24 pm

still trying to post, please work this time…

Chauncey July 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Wow great giveaway, thanks!
I’ve got your feed so I’m glad I picked up on this one :)

Jean-Marc Skopek July 26, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Happy birthday dailyapps! Your site is a daily read, and I love these contests :)

abhishek July 26, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Happy B’day, I would love to have a license for explorer^2

david guinan July 26, 2008 at 10:23 pm

This is a top site got loads of cool apps of here i hope this year brings plenty more

Ben July 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm

I wanna I wanna!!

Ron July 27, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Happy birthday guys… I would love to have a license for this cool software…

Robyn's Online World July 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Happy birthday!

Barbara Baker July 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm

I would love the opportunity to win this…I could really use it!!!

pat s July 28, 2008 at 12:14 am

I would like this one for myself!

Americo July 28, 2008 at 1:18 am

This looks like a killer app!!

josh July 28, 2008 at 3:05 am

ooh. i wanna too!

Mark Latimer July 28, 2008 at 3:21 am

Happy Birthday and many more

Brian Lam July 28, 2008 at 6:08 am

Anything to avoid the “Windows Explorer has stopped working”

Odia July 28, 2008 at 6:47 am

Happy birthday!
I want a piece of this cool app.

christian July 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Happy Birthay,

I foollow you, from spain (barceona), from 6 months ago, and It’s a pleasure to see a new Bitelia’s post at my gle reader.


Tim July 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

woot explorer!

Mohan July 28, 2008 at 5:15 pm

I hope I win.

Melvyn Mildiner July 28, 2008 at 5:29 pm

My chances are much lower now that there are 37 comments before me but I’m still going to give it a try.

Good luck everyone!

Dustin July 29, 2008 at 2:40 am

Just trying to get a chance at it.

Damon Arkell July 29, 2008 at 4:17 am

:( am i too late?? :(

Randy July 29, 2008 at 6:26 am

I can’t get an iPhone because I don’t trust AT&T. I don’t trust Microsoft either……….HELP xplorer2 !!!!!!!!!!!

Karthik Kastury July 29, 2008 at 8:30 am

Thank you guys, the giveaway is over.. I will be announcing the winners in a few hours from now..

Thanks for being a part of Dailyapps Birthday Bash!!

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