When comparing QTTabBar vs FileVoyager, the Slant community recommends QTTabBar for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” QTTabBar is ranked 9th while FileVoyager is ranked 16th.
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Pro Allows you to simply add tabs to File Explorer which suit the design
Pro Middle click/Ctrl+click to open new tab
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 A lot of out-of-the-box features
FileVoyager offers a (nearly) universal file viewer, a (nearly) universal archive format support (integrated 7-zip), a (nearly) universal image and video support, a hash tool, a file and folder comparison.
Pro Actively maintained
Pro Highly customizable
Pro Quick preview
Render multimedia files (including M3U, PLS, ASX, WPL, MPCPL and XSPF playlist formats)
View ebooks and comicbooks including PDF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, DJVU, CBR, CBZ, XPS, … (Powered by SumatraPDF)
Syntax highlighting for virtually any source code language/format (Powered by Scintilla)
Render final view for formats supported by Preview Handlers (like Office files, PDF, pictures, …)
Support many character encodings (SBCS including various ANSI implementations, UTF-8, UTF-16, EBCDIC)
Display in flat or hexadecimal for any format
Pro Synchronize folders
Compare files or folders.
Pro Play virtually any Audio or Video formats
FileVoyager relies at once on installed codecs, on WMP and on VLC
Pro 7-zip integrations
Pack and unpack ZIP, 7Zip, GZip, BZip2, XZ, Tar and WIM formats
ARJ, CAB, XAR, Z, RAR, LZH, LZMA, ISO, WIM and many others
Pro file operations containers
Usual file operations (rename, copy, move, link, delete, recycle) in the containers listed above and even between them
Pro various display modes
Browsing in various display modes (like report or thumbnail modes)
Pro Easy browsing
Browse disks, folders (real or virtual), shares, archives and FTP/FTPS in one unified way
Pro Modern look & feel
Con Possibly abandoned project
Not updated since 2019-3-24. No response from developer. Is the project dead?
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.