Download File Preview - Best Software & Apps

  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS:Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS:Some bugs
  • Windows File Explorer

    Beta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    6
    94 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

    7
    1188 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
  • Nero Wave Editor

    14.0.0050

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Simple but Powerful Audio Recorder and Editor

    6
    85 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

    6
    46 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

    7
    67 votes
    • PROS:Excelent renaming options, Very easy to use, Preview feature, Good getting started guide
    • CONS:Too many options for casual users
  • iFunBox

    for Mac 1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free file manager for iPhone, iPods and iPads

    5
    151 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
    75 votes
    • PROS:Straightforward to use, Clear file preview panels, Import multimedia to your Mac from the phone
    • CONS:Lacks support for device application management
  • SmillaEnlarger

    0.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Enlarge photos without losing quality

    5
    87 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
  • p7zip

    9.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Powerful command line compression tool

    5
    21 votes
    • PROS:Supports many formats, Allows you to preview contents
    • CONS:No user interface
  • FX File Explorer

    4.0.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    An all-terrain file browser

    5
    8 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
  • X-plore

    3.71.03

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Android
    Pocket PC
    Symbian
    Windows Mobile

    0
    1 vote
    • maComfort

      1.6.0.0

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use Mac's shortcuts and other functions on Windows

      7
      21 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
    • Connect to Dropbox

      1.1.0.79

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      BlackBerry

      A Dropbox solution for your Blackberry

      7
      2 votes
      • PROS: Facilitates the use of Dropbox on Blackberry, Useful side menu, Move / copy files and folders, Preview pictures, Uses WiFi or 3G
      • CONS:Not intuitive at first, Doesn't show previous versions of files
    • Hulbee Desktop

      2.1.16.138

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A powerful way to search files

      4
      3 votes
      • PROS:Automatic indexing, Filtering by file type, size and date, Preview videos, pictures and documents
      • CONS:No keyboard shortcuts
    • OneSwarm

      0.6.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      Web based BitTorrent client with a focus on privacy

      8
      6 votes
      • PROS:Very secure, Ideal for sharing between friends and colleagues, Free to use
      • CONS:Web based interface, Needs a better user guide, Doesn't work with Internet Explorer
    • FenrirFS

      2.45

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Super syncing and file organization

      7
      5 votes
      • PROS:Automatic folder syncing, Drag and drop feature, Mult-view file preview, Nice looking interface
      • CONS:Takes time to learn all features
    • 2 Find MP3

      8.7.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Sniff out free MP3s without using P2P

      5
      6 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
    • Visual File Downloader

      1.4

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download and preview files from the net

      5
      1 vote
      • Batch File Modifier

        2.5.3830

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Work on multiple files at the same time

        7
        1 vote
        • PROS:Interface-like wizard, Preview of new file names, Support for several different tasks
        • CONS:No documentation
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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      11.3911887Windows
      214.0.0050856.3Windows
      3Beta 0.6946Windows
      4for Mac 1.51515.4Mac
      50.9.0875.1Windows