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Free file manager for Mac to replace Finder – Commander One

File management has never been easier for Mac users thanks to our dual-panel Mac file manager. Having in mind the golden standards of classic solutions, we have created a perfect combination of an easy-to-use and enhanced tool.

Totally new Commander One for Mac is 100% naturally written in Swift and will bring back long forgotten feeling of fast & convenient keyboard and mouse Finder alternative.
Owners of a previous version can upgrade at 50% off

Available for both Apple Apple silicon andIntel

Finder replacement

With Commander One you can use two panels at once, set up your very own hotkeys for any action, and way more. Moreover it is a free software that can be a great macOS Finder alternative.

Commander One main window
Manager file Approved by Christian Ghisler as Total Commander for Mac
Free Apple file manager
Commander One is packed full with most important features for perfect Mac file management. No matter if you are a professional user or just finding your way to becoming a pro in fully controlling your documents — Commander One is your all-in-one solution.
Show hidden files
A handy toolbar button to show hidden files on Mac
Fonts & Colors
Choose the most appealing color scheme for your eyes
Brief mode
See and manage multiple files and folders at once
History and Favorites
Easy access to your favorite or already opened folders
essentials at your fingertips
Customizable Hotkeys
Any action can be assigned with a hotkey
Unlimited tabs
Two panels with an unlimited number of tabs
Convenient items selection
Select only those files you want to work with
File operations queue
Queue the operations accordingly
handy tools you get for free
ZIP Support
Flawlessly archive and extract ZIP
Built-in file viewer
Hex and Binary files are supported additionally to text, media, image, HTML formats
List of Computers in local network
All computers over network are detected and displayed in the list
Root Access
You are getting the most possible access to your files

PRO Pack

You are welcome to use amazing PRO Pack features of Commander One for 15 days for free!
FTP Manager
Mount iOS devices
Process manager
Amazon S3
Google Drive
Mount Android devices
Mount MTP devices
Terminal emulator
WebDAV protocol
Compress and extract
OpenStack NEW
Backblaze B2 NEW
Box cloud NEW

Manage your connections

The easiest way to access and manage all your clouds and network servers in one place.
Commander One FTP connection screenshot
FTP Manager
Built-in Mac FTP client lets you connect to remote servers via FTP, SFTP or FTPS. Commander One offers two panels for more efficient and fast work with remote files and all your operations big and small are conveniently queued.

Commander One safely stores all your server settings and passwords are kept safe in Keychain.
Amazon S3 client
If you prefer working with Amazon's secure, durable, highly-scalable object storage, Commander One will add a lot to your professional file management with its dual-pane interface and lots of useful features.

You'll be able to connect to and conveniently manage data stored in your Amazon S3 or S3-compatible storage, as well as link your entire Amazon S3 account or selected buckets.
WebDAV client
Commander One allows you to connect to a remote server and mount it on your computer as a drive. This way you get complete control over the files on server — view, create, upload, edit, etc.

Commander One utilizes multiple connections not just for file transfer but for viewing and deleting of remote directories.
Integrate as many Dropbox accounts as needed and share files from Dropbox folder on your Mac directly from Commander One.

As an alternative to integration you can mount your online Dropbox without installing it on your Mac and copying your data there.

You can use your Dropbox Business in synergy with Commander One for extensive security and administration features.
Google Drive
Manage all your sheets and docs in a professional dual-pane style. Commander One lets you mount multiple Google Drive accounts to work with your online files.

Also, get seamless access to the "Shared with me" section on your Google Drive directly from Commander One.
Your OneDrive accounts can be set up as local drives allowing you to work with remote files as if they were on your machine. A handy dual-pane interface makes operating and navigating easy: upload, download, cut, copy, paste, move, delete, rename, create new folder, etc.

Managing your OneDrive account content doesn't require copying any information on your Mac.
OpenStack Swift NEW
Mount OpenStack storage on Mac with Commander One. Connect to as many OpenStack cloud accounts as needed or mount OpenStack Object Storage as a local drive without copying the content on Mac computer.

Commander One lets you connect to OpenStack Object Storage for easy access from Mac and convenient OpenStack cloud management without the need to synchronize with computer.
Box cloud NEW
Get the access to Box cloud storage and more opportunities for Box file sharing on maсOS with Commander One: download, upload files to Box cloud drive or share them directly from the file manager context menu.

Any number of accounts can be mounted with Commander One at the same time. Move files among multiple Box file storages without having to save data on computer.
Backblaze B2 NEW
Connect to B2 cloud storage on Mac with Commander One. Integrate as many accounts as needed or mount Backblaze network drive as a local one. Manage your documents directly on B2 cloud account with this Backblaze Mac client.

Commander One allows transferring files among cloud storages, like B2 cloud storage, and web servers directly without copying any data to local Mac.

Mount Devices

One place to work with content of all your devices no matter if it is iOS or Android device or even a photo/video camera.
Commander One mount mobile devices
iOS file transfer
Your iOS device can be easily mounted when you connect it to your computer with USB cable. Transfer files from iPhone to Mac and vice-versa in two panels.

You are getting an easy access to all photos on your iPhone or iPad. Edit them on your Mac and save to device.
MTP file transfer
Access and manage data on your photo or video camera with MTP connection app. Mount them as drives to Mac when connecting with a USB cable.

You can browse your photos and videos conveniently on your Mac's screen without copying or transferring all of them back and forth.
Android file transfer
Listen to your Android device music, watch movies, and check photos on Mac without actually copying anything to Mac. If needed you can copy any files from your Mac to Android device and vice versa.

Just connect your device to Mac and it will be available as a mounted drive in Commander One.

Archiver for Mac

Commander One is a fast and simple Mac archiver, supporting multiple types of files. You can work with your ZIP, RAR, TBZ, TGZ, 7z files. We are working on adding the possibility to compress to RAR at this time.

Don't forget to enable search through compressed archives in your copy of Commander One!

Process Manager

All processes running on your Mac are easy to manage with Commander One. They are orderly displayed on screen and you can get full information about each of them.

Quit any process or all of them in one click in Commander One.
*                        *
*   >Terminal emulator   *
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You can execute terminal commands directly from Commander One.
/Advanced <ctrl+o>
For your utter convenience, Commander One has a built-in Terminal emulator with all needed options, but without jumping between the apps.


We have created various color themes to personalize your Commander One and you can tune your very own for unique appearance.
Commander One blue theme

Commander One full features list

# Features Free PRO Pack
1 2 panels with 3 view modes and unlimited tabs
2 Multiple selection
3 File operations queue
4 Rename files during copy and move operations
5 Set up custom hotkeys for any action
6 Work with local and network drives
7 Customizable fonts & colors
8 Spotlight search
9 Show hidden files
10 Advanced search with regular expressions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Commander One from the Mac App Store has some limitations compared to the PRO version available on our website. You can find a detailed comparison chart in our user guide link.
Commander One is sold as a one-time payment. Once you purchase the software, you can use it as long as you have the installer and the activation code.
The PRO Pack Personal license allows installation on a single Mac only. If you need to use the software on multiple machines, consider purchasing the Team License for 5 Macs.
We accept PayPal and credit cards as payment methods. If you prefer to pay via bank transfer, please reach out to our sales team at for further assistance.
After making a purchase, the invoice will be automatically sent to the email address provided in your account. If you need a copy of the invoice or encounter any issues with receiving it, you can contact our support team for further assistance.
Upgrades can be categorized as minor or major. Minor upgrades within the current version are free. If it's a major upgrade, you’re eligible for special upgrade offers. Additionally, you can opt for the Lifetime Upgrades Guarantee, a one-time purchase that lets you receive all future software versions absolutely for free.

Commander One

This dual panel file manager for Mac is fully compatible with macOS 10.13 and later. Requires 54.76MB free space, latest version 3.9(3901). Released 1 Jul, 2024.

4.7 rank based on 889+ users, Reviews (524)
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