DCommander - OSX file manager

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  1. devstorm macrumors newbie

    devstorm

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    Hello, I'm the developer of DCommander.

    DCommander is two-pane orthodox file manager for OS X (Norton Commander, Total Commander, FAR Commander are all orthodox file managers in case you were wondering).

    Just released a fully-featured, no limits 30 day trial and would love to hear feedback from the MacRumors community - be it negative or positive, as it's the only way to evolve the application.

    You can download it now at http://devstorm-apps.com/dc/

    The latest version is 2.7.1

    Twitter: @devstorm
    Facebook: DCommander Official Page

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  2. 1911 macrumors member

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    I've used all of the orthodox file managers: Norton Commander, Total Commander, FAR Commander.
    When I saw DCommander, I purchased a license.
    One thing I can't seem to find, though, is a way to bypass the "Allow File Access" prompts.
    Is there a setting somewhere where I can allow file access one time and be done with the prompts?
     
  3. happycadaver macrumors regular

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  4. devstorm thread starter macrumors newbie

    devstorm

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    Thank you! Bypassing the Allow File Access prompts is done by going to Preferences -> Troubleshooting -> Request File System Access and selecting your main drive in the prompt (usually Macintosh HD). Click allow, restart DCommander and the prompts will be gone. A detailed guide on how to do this is also available on our site: http://devstorm-apps.com/dcommander-troubleshooting/

    The prompts were added as a request from Apple to be allowed to sell DCommander on the AppStore. Initially we had it set by default to select Macintosh HD, but since version 2.5, Apple rejects our build if the behavior / on-screen recommendation is to automatically select your main drive.

    Please let me know if this works for you!

    Thank you! We know the german translation is bad, and it's the main focus for the 2.7.2 update we're working on right now.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.
     
  5. 1911 macrumors member

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    works perfect, that's for the quick reply.
     
  6. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    I use MuCommander, along with Double Commander on Mac and Linux, and on Windows, Total Commander. Why would I choose changing to your product and paying when Mu and Double are free and do everything I need? Not a smarta$$ question, but a chance for you to sell your effort a bit. :)
     
  7. devstorm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sure, thanks for asking! :)

    Here are some advantages of using DCommander:
    - native look and feel. Because it's made using Objective-C and Cocoa, it's tightly integrated with OSX. No Java runtime or other dependencies needed.
    - full restore. No matter if you close the app or your Mac crashed and restarted, DCommander will fully restore your session (including FTP/SCP mounted drives)
    - bandwidth saving. Starting with version 2.7, an advanced connection manager has been introduced, which automatically handles remote drives timeouts and bandwidth usage. While this feature is in it's early stages, it will evolve considerably in the next iterations.
    - smooth scrolling. This is something that few file managers have, particularly if viewing a very large folder with many different file sizes.
    - speed. It's considerably faster to startup and navigate than others.
    - support. Since it's a paid product, you will receive support no matter what issues you have with it.
    - good company. Nearly 10,000 active users help improve DCommander with feedback, suggestions and bug reports.
    - code signed, trusted developer. No need to change your security settings to actually install the app. Also available on the AppStore (important for companies).

    You're welcome to download the trial and test-drive it for 30 days, since it works and behaves just like the full version.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  8. HvLee macrumors newbie

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    Looks interessting, I loved Total Commander on Windows, could not find a substitute for OSX yet, will give this a try tonight for sure.
     
  9. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, Devstorm. Years ago, when I went Mac, I had a lot of trouble finding a Total Commander-like program and only found MuCommander and Disk Order. Never liked Disk Order much, and while MuCommander was okay, it was kind of like cold oatmeal- filled your belly but not much more.

    I did download DCommander, but when I started it, the starting screen was confusing, and the drive never did load into the panels. This was on my Macbook Air, 2011, 4/128, i5.

    Side note- your positive approach toward people here is very nice to see.
     
  10. devstorm thread starter macrumors newbie

    devstorm

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    That's very strange. Can you please get in touch with us via email ( contact@devstorm-apps.com ) so we can see why the drive never loads in to the panels?

    Thank you! We're focusing on having the best support and guidance possible.
     
  11. HvLee macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to put file in a copy/move queue? Like Total Commander?
     
  12. devstorm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sure! It's already on the to-do list.
     

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