As its name implies, FreeCommander XE is a freeware application which can be used instead of the classic Windows Explorer application by those that want to work with various files and folders and manage them. The tool benefits from a double tabbed interface between which users can easily transfer files and there is support for drag and drop, too. Files in a folder can be batch renamed in order to save time.
FreeCommander XE has a FTP client which users can configure in a few moments as long as they have the login credentials of the website they want to connect to. Then, files can be previewed and also edited with the aid of the internal tools added inside the application. Folders can be synced from within the app and the transfer speeds are extremely good, both within the computer and over the Internet.
FreeCommander XE allows users to assign hotkeys to about any other function available inside the app, thus minimizing the effort required to achieve different tasks. There are also special commands which can be used for advanced functions and using them, users can even check MD5 checksums of files. Altogether, this free alternative of a file manager is definitely worth a try.