When comparing QTTabBar vs Clover, the Slant community recommends QTTabBar for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” QTTabBar is ranked 11th while Clover is ranked 30th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Middle click/Ctrl+click to open new tab
Pro Allows you to simply add tabs to File Explorer which suit the design
Pro Plugin support
The program can be enhanced further by plugins for a variety of purposes.
Pro Good drag and drop options
Pro Preview popup buttons
Pro Ctrl+arrow keys for navigation between different tabs
Pro Ctrl+tab to go from tab to tab
Pro Vanilla Explorer with added option of Tabs in single window and bookmarking
Pro It looks very good
Con Options menu almost unusable on some high resolution displays
Options menu almost unusable on some high resolution displays, for example Surface Pro 4 2736X1824 and 225% magnification (scaling issues). Interestingly, works ok on external display 3840X2160 with 150% magnification.
Con Possibly abandoned project
Not updated since 2019-3-24. No response from developer. Is the project dead?
Con Malware/Adware in new versions
Con Rare bug which loop open new tab,
need to force close the apps with task manager
Con All instructions are in Chinese
It's really difficult to follow the installation wizard if you don't understand Mandarin.
Con Unsuccessful installation can corrupt original file explorer
That force you too lool for additional file manager and repair original files.