Master Commander


Master Commander

A portable, no frills, simple yet advanced file manager for daily use.


Our rating: 

License: Free
Review & Alternatives: Best Free File Manager
Categories: Disk & File, File Manager

Pros & Cons:

Best suited for beginners, Huge feature set: Digital signature, Create ISO, Convert codepages, Download & process manager.
No extensive customization capabilities, Less powerful features.

Our Review:

Master Commander developed by Andrzej Stefanczyk will please all average users. There are no extensive customization options; the program is simple and straight forward but powerful enough.

A tabbed interface with optional tree view is provided for each of the 2 panels. A useful history and bookmark manager is provided to manage tasks and files with ease and keyboard shortcuts for most basic file operations is visible at the bottom.

Out of the box, Master Commander packs in the most features than any other. A text editor with syntax highlighting most programming languages as well as a hex editor for modifying files is provided.

Among the features rarely seen in any other file managers include, support for creating ISO images as well as verify and sign digital signatures for files. It also packs in a CD-DVD burner, process manager and a download manager. One feature that’s certainly missing is clickable crumb-bars.

Customizability is not the strong point of Master Commander. For instance, the toolbar cannot be customized and there aren’t any keyboard shortcuts that could be defined, even though the font and color for text and background elements are available to play with according to users' wishes. You can also define background images for the list view.

This is a no frills, simple yet advanced get-go file manager for daily use. The program is portable and you still can get it from a thrid party website even though the developer's homepage does not seem available at the moment.


InterfaceRating 9 of 10

FeaturesRating 10 of 10

CustomizationRating 6 of 10

Master Commander was reviewed by on based on version 1.2.787.1.