FAR is a full-featured file manager that bundles basically all the tools you need to browse and manage your files, as well as plugin support to let you add new features.
With a Norton Commander-like interface, FAR is one of the easiest to use file managers in the market. It is fully customizable and lets users configure shortcuts for basically every single action through intuitive and straightforward dialogs.
Also offering mouse support, the application comes with built-in file viewers and text editors, but it also allows you to open some formats with the default Windows programs.
Of course, it supports file operation associations for some user-defined file types and long file names. It’s no surprise that FAR also boasts file highlight colors, a file search utility, video mode, a configurable user menu, compare folders tools, task lists, file view history and many other goodies.
One of the best things about FAR is that it supports plenty of plugins so, besides the ones that are already “factory-installed”, you can also download and integrate new ones, thus adding new features to the app.
Thanks to plugins, FAR also provides a FTP client, a network browser, a process list and a temporary panel, but also dedicated tools to perform an advanced compare and case conversion.
On the good side, this application impresses mostly thanks to the high customization power it offers to its users. You can configure basically everything, from colors to shortcuts and layout.
Overall, it’s no doubt FAR is one of the best file managers out there. It’s light, it supports plugins, it’s open source and has a multi-language interface. Simply brilliant.