When comparing Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) vs ThatFile, the Slant community recommends Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) is ranked 3rd while ThatFile is ranked 33rd.
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Pro You can view 4 windows simultaneously
Pro Highly manageable multiple windows
Every window can be separately customized. You can choose between different views from 1 to 4 windows, and every window can have multiple tabs!
Pro Does not use a lot of RAM
Q-dir with 4 windows and with 4 tabs in every window uses only 39mb of RAM on Win10x64.
Pro You can use tabs in every window
Pro Very customizable
Pro Q-Dir allows you to save folder combinations as a favourite to open any time
Up to 64 folder combinations can be saved in a favorite, since each of the four windows is equipped with tabs (ie 4 x 16 tabs 4 x Tree View plus 4 x Address Bar).
Pro Advanced Features
Keywords, Global & local filtering. Search histories & directories. Main Nav Profiles - customize main nav items based on your workflow type.
Endless tabs that aren't clunky.
Tagging system that is highly customizable.
Pro True Miller Columns
Fast and consistent miller column population.