Do you own a tablet or touch screen device powered by Windows 8? Do you like Modern UI apps? Would you like to browse and open files without switching to the desktop mode? If you nodded in answer to the above three questions, then we would like to share a cool app with you.
Metro Commander is a free app for all editions and versions of Windows 8. The core feature of Metro Commander is to help you browse your files and folders without having to open the traditional Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer in Windows 8).
Metro Commander offers almost all features that you find in Windows Explorer. The user interface of the app is not very intuitive but it works. With Metro Commander you can browse all your files/folders, copy and move files from one location to another, batch rename files, delete/remove files, create new folder, create new file, and pin a file or folder to Start screen.
When you install and open the app for the first time, you will be asked to choose your home directory.
Another cool thing is that it comes with quick navigation options. Right-click on a file to see backward, forward, root, and parent buttons. You can even access your SkyDrive account from this app. Even though it doesn’t displays a search button, you can always use the search charm to quickly search within Metro Commander.
It also lets you sort files by name, by type, by size, and by date, a handy feature. You can view pictures within the app by right-clicking on picture(s) and then clicking View button. Unlike other Modern UI apps, this app supports keyboard shortcuts too! You can, for instance, press F3 to view file(s), F2 to rename files, F5 to copy, F6 to move, and F8 to remove/delete file(s).
Besides, Metro Commander is fully customizable as well. You can set your own picture as background image or even set Bing picture as background (uses current Bing homepage picture), show file text within the app, and enable/disable drag & drop feature.
All in all, it’s an awesome file browser for Windows 8. If you are using Windows 8 RT tablet and looking for a good, free file browser that works, you should check out Metro Commander. Users who don’t mind shelling out $1.49 can check out File Manager, another Metro UI style explorer for Windows 8.
Metro Commander (Store link)