Download Explorer Integration - Best Software & Apps

  • Internet Explorer 7

    7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    You wanted it easier and more secure

    7
    3959 votes
    • PROS: Sleeker interface, Good RSS integration, Simple favourites menu, Tabbed browsing
    • CONS: Disappointing anti-phishing filter, Complicated installation process, No drop down view for RSS feed items, Tends to lag, Doesn’t fully embrace the latest web standards
  • 7-Zip

    18.01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    GPU archiver with high compression ratio

    8
    2193 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with main archive formats, Good choice of update modes, Split archives to specific sizes, Compress to 5 different archive formats
    • CONS: No virus scan, No file repair tool, Can’t set file encryption level
  • Folder Lock

    7.7.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Folder Lock

    7
    1338 votes
    • PROS: Windows Explorer integration, Loads of lockable options, Nice wallet feature, Good extras, like back up and shred
    • CONS: Ugly interface
  • iCloud

    4.0.3.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Automatically synchronize content between iOS and PC

    7
    306 votes
    • PROS: Control panel is easy to use, Integration with Windows Explorer
    • CONS: Limited storage space
  • PeaZip

    6.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compress and decompress files quickly and easily

    9
    642 votes
    • PROS: Support for many formats, Perfect integration with Windows Explorer, Very comfortable to use, Very good advanced features
    • CONS: Doesn't support creation of RAR files
  • IObit Unlocker

    1.1(20150721)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to delete files that may otherwise be blocked

    8
    113 votes
    • PROS: IObit Unlocker is free to download and activate., One-touch access is ideally suited for novices.
    • CONS: There is no guidance in regards to the dangers of terminating a specific program., No support is offered for mobile phone users.
  • Beyond Compare

    4.2.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Free File Management and Comparison Tool

    6
    112 votes
    • PROS: Easy to understand the comparisons, Compatible with most file types
    • CONS: Interface takes time to get used to, Free version has a limited trial license, you need to purchase the product key later on
  • WinSCP

    5.1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safe, open-source file transfers

    7
    163 votes
    • PROS: Ensures FTP transfers are secure, Supports session saving, 2 interface styles, Excellent security configuration, Pared-down style
    • CONS: Not as simple as other FTP clients, Takes a while to configure security settings
  • IZArc

    4.1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    A complete archive utility

    9
    1604 votes
    • PROS: Support for many formats, Easy to use, Perfect integration with Windows Explorer, Extra utilities
    • CONS: Not very high compression rates
  • ExtractNow

    4.62

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple archive file extractor

    7
    66 votes
    • PhotoME

      0.79R17

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Clearly view all the EXIF information from your photos

      7
      17 votes
      • PROS: Export EXIF data, Supports RAW data from all major camera makers
      • CONS: Sorting your pictures using the data isn't as intuitive as it could be
    • DiffMerge

      1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      DiffMerge is an advanced folder comparison and synchronization,...

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      No votes yet
      • Imagine

        1.0.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Imagine a good image viewer

        8
        41 votes
        • PROS: Compatible with most formats, Batch conversion, Integration with Windows Explorer
        • CONS: No editing tools
      • Nyan Cat Progress Bar

        2.1.1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        When memes get useful...sort of

        8
        60 votes
        • PROS: Pretty funny, Ignore list, Doesn't play if you are already listening to music
        • CONS: Not terribly useful
      • Attribute Changer

        7.10b

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Change file or folder attributes easily

        7
        42 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Perfect integration with Explorer
        • CONS: No settings
      • Listary

        Build 753 3.51.818

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Instant searches embedded in your system

        9
        4 votes
        • PROS: Find folders, files and apps as you type, Instant results, Command mode
        • CONS: Limited features in free version
      • QT TabBar

        1.2.2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Make Windows Explorer easier to use

        9
        115 votes
        • PROS: Adds useful functions, Unobtrusive, Browser integration, Shows previews for certain document types
        • CONS: Hard to figure out, No help, Browser integration only works with Internet Explorer
      • EmEditor

        7.00.3

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Complete text and programming editor

        8
        12 votes
        • PROS: Lots of advanced text editing features, Handles large files easily
        • CONS: Prone to bugs and crashes, Expensive to upgrade to full version
      • MediaInfo

        0.7.48

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac
        Windows

        Find out which codecs your videos need

        10
        2 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Very detailed readout, Offers 3 different views
        • CONS: No links to codecs that you need, Interface looks very Windows
      • QTTabBar

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Software Application to Extend the Length of a Browser Toolbar

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: There is no charge to download QTTabBar, Its small memory footprint is ideal for older operating systems
        • CONS: Newer browsers will not be supported by this plug-in package, The most recent upgrade took place in August 2015
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