When comparing Clover vs Saladin, the Slant community recommends Saladin for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” Saladin is ranked 19th while Clover is ranked 20th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Vanilla Explorer with added option of Tabs in single window and bookmarking
Pro It looks very good
Pro Bookmark support
Pro Built-in file viewer
Which even supports a lot of encodings.
Pro Open source
Pro Intuitive usable
All commands use the well-known shortcuts.
Pro Lynx-like motion
Cursor left: parent directory, cursor right: go into directory/zip.
Pro White and dark theme
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.
Con Blocking file operations
E.g. while moving a large directory structure, you can't do anything else.