When comparing Leap vs Far Manager, the Slant community recommends Leap for most people. In the question“What are the best Mac file managers?” Leap is ranked 4th while Far Manager is ranked 18th.
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Pro Built-in search
Pro Straightforward interface
Far Manager's interface encourages keyboard operation - all actions are easily accessible with keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly record macros for any repeatable action, there are no screen redraws if it is not necessary and that makes everything faster.
Pro Open source
Released under BSD license.
Pro Two-panel interface
Pro Many plugins
There are may of them, and you can write them in any languages, including Python.
Pro Editor with syntax highlighting
Every Far feature is also true for its editor. You can setup an external editor if you like, but the included editor works really well and features syntax highlighting.
Pro Easily recorded macros
Hit "Ctrl-." and start recording your boring sequence. Hit "Ctrl-." again to assign it a key. You can use Lua if you need more advanced macros.
Pro Numeric sorting option
E.g. readme-9.txt before readme-10.txt
Pro Extremely fast
Pro Offline context help
Just press F1 when you need it. No internet connection or browser is required.
Fully themeable, allowing you to change the colors of every part of the interface.
Pro Scrippting support via LUA
Softpedia labels Vuze as adware due to including the Vuze toolbar and install promotional software.
Con Inappropriate Tor Implementation
Vuze includes Tor-support which is inappropriate for torrenting as clogs volunteer's bandwidth and exit nodes by default block standard BitTorrent ports.
Con Only Supports Windows
Does not support other operating systems.
Con Not Open-Source/Libre
Is proprietary software.
Con Inactive Development
Latest release is from 2017.
Con Blocking operations
Operations such as copy, move, delete, etc are blocking, and you have to wait for them to complete before you can continue.
Though you can cancel the operation with the escape key.
Con Only for Windows
Con Always uses monospace font
Which makes long file names look extremely wide
Con Does not support scrolling with mouse
Con Text-based interface
Far Manager does not use a GUI like most windows applications nowadays. This may prove difficult to use for people who are not familiar with text-based user interfaces.