Download File Preview - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows File Explorer

    Beta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Alternative To The Functions And Settings You Have On Windows Now

    7
    89 votes
    • PROS: The preview function on the bottom left is far bigger than standard Windows preview, It is tiny change but it may allow you to streamline your sorting and filing process, The search function may be improved (which is amazing for Windows 10)
    • CONS: Getting it to work on some Windows 10 devices is tricky, Some of the functions are not part of Windows 7 and Windows 10, Such a minor change may be unimportant to some people
  • BitComet

    1.39

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

    8
    3750 votes
    • PROS: Lots of features, Preview files, Intelligent disk cache, Uses new non bittorrent source technology, First P2P client to offer stable 64Bit version
    • CONS: Could be complicated for beginners, Interface is quite dated, No chat feature, User base has declined, Ads can be intrusive
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    6
    15 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • Nero Wave Editor

    14.0.0050

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Simple but Powerful Audio Recorder and Editor

    7
    250 votes
    • PROS: Simple but powerful audio recording and editing, Non-destructive editing with full preview and undo features, Compatible with all major audio file formats
    • CONS: Limited feature set compared to some competitors, Software details hard to find on the developer's site raising doubts about future development and support
  • Zipeg

    2.9.2.1253

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Browse and extract zip files

    7
    65 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to thumbnail preview zipped images, Easy to use, Supports a wide range of formats
    • CONS: Previews can be slow in appearing
  • ReNamer

    5.73

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    One of the most comprehensive bulk file renamers around

    9
    151 votes
    • PROS: Excelent renaming options, Very easy to use, Preview feature, Good getting started guide
    • CONS: Too many options for casual users
  • p7zip

    9.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Powerful command line compression tool

    5
    26 votes
    • PROS: Supports many formats, Allows you to preview contents
    • CONS: No user interface
  • SmillaEnlarger

    0.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Enlarge photos without losing quality

    6
    175 votes
    • PROS: Preview window to check results, Doesn't overwrite the original file, Powerful algorithm with customizable settings
    • CONS: Not as intuitive as it could be, You probably need to play with sliders a bit before obtaining a good result
  • iFunBox

    for Mac 1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free file manager for iPhone, iPods and iPads

    5
    131 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy access to iPhone's contents, Support for drag-and-drop, Thumbnail preview of image files
    • CONS: Ad supported , Windows inspired interface
  • Windows Phone 7 Connector

    For Mac Beta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Connect a Windows Phone to a Mac

    6
    59 votes
    • PROS: Straightforward to use, Clear file preview panels, Import multimedia to your Mac from the phone
    • CONS: Lacks support for device application management
  • CubicExplorer

    0.95

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    File explorer using tabbed windows

    7
    25 votes
    • X-plore

      3.71.03

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android
      Pocket PC
      Symbian
      Windows Mobile

      A Trial version program for Android‚ by Lonelycatgames

      8
      1 vote
      • FX File Explorer

        4.0.6.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        An all-terrain file browser

        5
        5 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Access to all units, Shows used and free space, Two window split screen, Image preview, File decompressor
        • CONS: Doesn't include application or process manager, Only two add-ons available
      • Tribler

        5.5.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Easy-to-use P2P file sharing client for beginners

        7
        55 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Clean interface, Lots of content, Adult content filter, Allows you to preview content
        • CONS: Settings limited, No search saving, Previews take a long time to load
      • 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
      • Hulbee Desktop

        2.1.16.138

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A powerful way to search files

        5
        17 votes
        • PROS: Automatic indexing, Filtering by file type, size and date, Preview videos, pictures and documents
        • CONS: No keyboard shortcuts
      • maComfort

        1.6.0.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use Mac's shortcuts and other functions on Windows

        8
        30 votes
        • PROS: Support for Mac keyboard combinations, Includes Active Corners and Spaces, Quick file preview, Easy to use
        • CONS: Not as good as the real thing, Skinning and plug-ins only available in the paid version
      • Batch File Rename

        Ron's Renamer - Powerful Batch File Renaming_

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Quick, flexible renaming tool for files and folders

        9
        22 votes
        • PROS: Very easy to use, Highly flexible renaming rules, Preview of files before renaming, You can save rule sets for later use
        • CONS: No documentation
      • 2 Find MP3

        8.7.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Sniff out free MP3s without using P2P

        6
        13 votes
        • PROS: Very quick search response, Incredibly easy to use, Built-in music player to preview your tracks, Not overloaded with spyware and adware
        • CONS: Range of music available is limited to mainstream artists and tracks, Looks more legal than a P2P client - but isn't of course
      • Rename Expert

        5.5.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Massive file renaming made easy

        9
        55 votes
        • PROS: Many renaming actions to choose from, You can use multiple actions in a row, Real-time file renaming preview, Imports information from file's metadata
        • CONS: No undo function in the free version
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      5for Mac 1.51315.1Mac