aNewDomain.net — The Start button disappeared in Windows 8, along with easy access to My Computer, Documents, Pictures and other frequently used files and folders. When working in the Modern tile (Metro) interface of Windows 8, you can search easily, but there is no easy way to browse files and folders in a structured hierarchy like there was in previous versions of Windows. That’s where Metro Commander, a free Windows 8 app from Boo Studio, comes to the rescue.
Dual panes provide easy access
The Metro Commander app provides a functional way to browse, move, copy, rename, delete and open folders and files. It features a dual-pane interface that is clean and easy to use.
What’s really convenient is that you have complete control over each of the panes. You can easily choose the folder you want to see. If you regularly work in My Computer on your machine and a network folder from another computer on your network, you can see them both side by side.
Metro Commander has a simple interface with a natural feel. It is similar to those used in most FTP clients. Put your source folder on one side and your destination folder on the other so you can access and move files quickly and easily. But Metro Commander lets you do much more than just move and open files.
As you can see in the screen shot to the left, controls appear on the top, bottom and sides of the screen, making it easy to navigate through your files and folders. There are options for moving, renaming and deleting folders and files, as well as marking them as favorites, pinning them to the Start screen and adding folders and shortcuts. There is also an icon feature that lets you sort the folders by name, type, size or date. You can also easily access Sky Drive files.
Metro Commander supports all Windows 8 gestures, so it can be controlled as easily with a touch screen as with a keyboard and mouse.
If you often find yourself working with files and folders, Metro Commander is a must have. Even die-hard Windows 8 Desktop users will find it a valuable addition to their arsenal of Windows 8 tools.
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