When comparing FileVoyager vs ExplorerMax, the Slant community recommends FileVoyager for most people. In the question“What are the best file managers for Windows?” FileVoyager is ranked 16th while ExplorerMax is ranked 18th.
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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
Pro Fast search and organized results
When you search for anything, you can get what you want soon. And your target files are grouped into different categories.
Pro Tabs and bookmarks
Like browsing via Chrome, I can browse my files with tabbing window and collect my favorites. Easy and simple.
Pro Dark and light mode
I've never seen a file manager can match with windows so great like ExplorerMax., especilaly the dark mode.
Pro Stylish design
Everything here is organized and fancy.
This fuction can help you track the file history and bulk buttons enables you to clear them selectively.
Pro Adaptive UI
It alters the default Explore a little. But yet very Functional. It also comes with other themes. Dark theme included
Con Cluttered UI
Con Windows only
Con only 32bit
Con Resources Usage
The nice UI comes under the expenses of resources. It can severely slow your PC
Con Need more functions
So far, they have released many updates and more surprises are needed.