When comparing listary vs Altap Salamander, the Slant community recommends Altap Salamander for most people. In the question“What are the best Windows tools for finding files?” Altap Salamander is ranked 2nd while listary is ranked 7th.
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Pro Search as you type everywhere
You can start typing on the desktop or any folders and it'll just search for you.
Pro Supports other explorers
It supports not only Windows Explorer but also XYplorer, Directory Opus, Total Commander and all the other explorer alternatives.
Pro It's also a launcher
Once you find the file you need, you can launch it or use custom actions.
Pro Very stable, even preview versions
Pro License is good on multiple machines
Can be used at home and work.
Pro Very feature-rich
Pro Looks very polished and consistent
Pro Intuitive two-pane interface
The program features a dual-pane interface that allows you to easily move files between views.
Pro Powerful bookmark support
Easy bookmark usage, e.g., Shift+1 selects the first directory. The bookmarked directories are also available in the usual popups to switch the left/right drive (Alt+F1/F2).
Pro Built-in FTP and SFTP
The program has built in support for a variety of common network protocols (such as FTP, FTPS, SCP and SFTP) for file transferring over the internet.
Pro Customizable with own external tools
Pro Customizable colors
Different colors can be assigned to compressed files or files with a certain name pattern.
Pro Very fast
No delay is noticable in the user interface.
Pro Extensive keyboard shortcut support
Pro Built-in undelete plugin
Pro Built-in archive support (zip, rar, etc)
Pro Automation plugin
Enables user to automate repetitious actions via JScript and VBScript (via windows script engines already installed). There is also support for Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby (Arton's ruby must be installed to have the Action script support)
Pro Copy and move operations can work in background
Con No Unicode support
Unicode was promised many years ago, but due to slow development, still nothing.
Con Text Viewer does not support UTF-8
Con Slow development
Con Winscp not available for x64 version
Winscp plugin is available only for x86 version and missing @x64.
Con Is only available for Windows
There is no full replacement for Linux or OS X.
Con Hard-coded shortcuts
Shortcuts are hard-coded and therefore can't be changed by the user.
Con No tabs in dual panes
There are no tabs available in the dual panes view, which can be a time-saver for some users.