Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 6183
Windows Explorer can be used to browse and manage the files on your PC, but it can be a little limiting in its uses.
If you require a bit more functionality then Powerdesk is worthy of consideration.
PowerDesk is essentially a file manager that lets you view, launch, move, compress and find files. Unlike Explorer, PowerDesk offers a much more effective interface with numerous button links to drives. Specific folders can also be given their own buttons.
It can be used to fire up other applications via its launch bar for quicker launches (no star menu scrolling or double-clicking).
Integrated Zip compression lets you save disk space by compressing files in seconds.
Commonly used functions are displayed on-screen, and the management of files/folders is a great deal easier with PowerDesk.
Upgrading to the full version (for $39.99) provides you with many more features, including a file viewer supporting over 200 file types.