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View Poll Results: What is your favourite Amiga filemanager?
ABCdir 1 1.22%
Dopus 58 70.73%
DirWork 3 3.66%
Ordering 0 0%
DiskMaster 8 9.76%
Other 12 14.63%
None 0 0%
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Old 20 April 2006, 22:51   #1
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Your favourite Amiga filemanager/directory tool

What is your favourite Amiga filemanager?

I think I know what the results will be (Dopus winning), but I'd like to see the numbers. If you use a filemanager that is not listed, please specify and explain why you like it best. Maybe this poll will help others find good filemanagers they didn't know existed. I suppose this poll will also show how many people use their Amiga for more than just games.

I voted for ABCdir. Even though it's old, I've never found anything better. (...and I hate Dopus)
see my ABCdir screenshot here: http://www.amiga.org/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=2176

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Old 20 April 2006, 23:10   #2
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Filemaster 2.2+ or 3.1 (less stable), simple, efficiency, easy to configure, fast, run on kick1.3 as well as 3.1... it remember several directory listing (10 per windows). One of my essential tools

PS : done by Toni Wilen, don't know if it's the same that made WinUae
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Old 20 April 2006, 23:43   #3
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Dopus is very average straight out of the box, but when you get used to its configuration interface you can create a really powerful setup.

I admit, there are other good file managers but I've invested so much time setting up Dopus that I couldn't change as it does everything I want.

For the PC I just couldn't live without Windows/Total Commander, all because of being used to working with configurable Amiga directory tools.
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Old 20 April 2006, 23:47   #4
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I still use DOpus 4 on the Amiga (I never really got into the later versions) and the Windows version of DOpus on my laptop and at work.
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I still use DOpus 4 on the Amiga (I never really got into the later versions) and the Windows version of DOpus on my laptop and at work.
i'll 2nd that
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Old 21 April 2006, 00:06   #6
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I used xlent from cachet (part of the xcopy tools), it's small and handy. And of course dopus with all the individual config possibilities.
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Old 21 April 2006, 00:17   #7
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DOpus for me too
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Old 21 April 2006, 00:19   #8
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I admit, there are other good file managers but I've invested so much time setting up Dopus that I couldn't change as it does everything I want.
Yes - this is the problem with every single Amiga filemanager. You have to spend hours programming all the buttons and configuring filetypes and setting fonts just to get it right. At least with ABCdir, the layout and fonts don't need much setting up because it comes with a nice built-in font. All the other filemanagers have the damn ugly topaz as default. Still, I've spent many many hours configuring ABCdir. Every once in a while I spend a few hours testing another filemanager, but they never match the features I like in ABCdir. What I really want is an updated ABCdir (..or the source code).
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Old 21 April 2006, 00:19   #9
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Old 21 April 2006, 00:39   #10
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DOpus for me as well.
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Old 21 April 2006, 01:20   #11
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Maybe it would be good if people could post screenshots of different filemanagers. I'm sure most of these filemanagers look better after they have been configured.
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Old 21 April 2006, 02:10   #12
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i voted for dopus, but i like diskmaster too
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Old 21 April 2006, 06:15   #13
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Directory Opus all the way!
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Old 21 April 2006, 08:47   #14
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Directory Opus all the way!

Dopus 4 for me too (Magellan is fine but i prefer old version)
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Old 21 April 2006, 09:50   #15
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ya all mad as maggots...

the only utility worth using was and still is SID2...

file managers should be fast and snappy not bloated and suggesting a kitchen sink is what you need...
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Old 21 April 2006, 10:23   #16
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"DirWork" (version 1.62, I think) used to do everything I needed, and was quite compact as a piece of code, so I never actually bothered about any alternative.


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Old 21 April 2006, 12:11   #17
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Directory Opus all the way!
I'll 3rd and 4th that.....

Never had any problems with it. Even used it to re-organise directories within my Programs directories on the PC!! Brave move I know....
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Old 21 April 2006, 13:18   #18
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A friend of mine use to use something called 'ClickDOS' - but I'm a diehard DiskMaster 2 user
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Old 21 April 2006, 13:22   #19
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Diropus to me too.

mr_a500, i had a browse on your pictures at amiga.org, there are some really impressive, like the Mac Os8 running on the A500, cool!
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How can it be anything but DOpus??

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I still use DOpus 4 on the Amiga (I never really got into the later versions) and the Windows version of DOpus on my laptop and at work.
Same here! Well, I don't have a laptop, but I do have DOpus 6.0 for Windows at home and at work.
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