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Unreal Commander 4.21 beta 5 (build 1560)

When you manage archives, you know how out of control things can get – and quickly. That’s why software like Unreal Commander exists. It not only makes file management simpler and more efficient but it also allows you to implement organization schemes that are adaptable and flexible to changing needs. Whether you are managing a small database or a massive archive of files, having a way to explore, manage, and categorize these files on the fly is a huge advantage to keeping your work as simple and optimal as possible – not to mention keeping the database manageable.

How to Download Unreal Commander

You can download the program, choosing either the 32-bit, 64-bit installer or the one which combines both versions. Click on the Download button below this review.

The Program Review

We will start with the interface because, let’s face it, you’re going to spend a lot of time staring at it. It’s clean, if not exactly sleek, and most major functions are within easy access. There is a learning curve here, and that isn’t much of a both. To keep things moving, the app does help make it somewhat explicit as to what each function and option does but we would still recommend getting some kind of familiarity with everything before you unleash this on your system.

Like anything that comes with advanced, powerful options, this software has many features that you might not know about but can’t live without once you discover them. But you have to do some research first.

Another massive issue many of us run into with these kinds of apps is that there are compatibility problems. While this software runs with pretty much every iteration of Microsoft’s Windows released over the past several years, we cannot say with certainty that it will work ideally on your system without first giving it a shot.

Given that, when it comes to database and general file formats, this software is fairly universal in its approach. You shouldn’t run into too many issues with organizing and understanding what you have going on with your file directories.

When it comes to how you explore and organize your data, you have a range of options. There is an intuitive drag-and-drop function as well as different visualization options. For example, you can choose to see thumbnails of picture files and things along those lines.

Of course, if you prefer the old school, stripped-down columns of file names, that is here as well. Basically Unreal Commander makes full use of the modern advantages of graphical user interfaces while still delivering hardcore, barebones performance. This becomes especially evident when you are working with large groups of files.

The Bottom Line

Overall, we issue a heart recommendation for Unreal Commander because it both does what it promises to do and then some. It is simple to use but still very powerful. Though there are some times when you might get lost when it comes to the myriad of options we have here, more often than not, what you need is right at hand.

Even though there is a learning curve to this app, it isn’t a prohibitive one and we would even recommend learning about this software prior to using it so that you can take full advantage of all of its benefits right from the get-go.

Unreal Commander
Unreal Commander is a free file manager designed to work with the modern Windows operating systems. Download it now and enjoy its great two-panel interface.
9 Total Score
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Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz, also known as Kehl Bayern is our staff writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of video games, he is interested in strategy, simulation, FPS, RPG, fighting, and retro games. Kehl Bayern is also the author of the science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.