Tobey send me an email informing me about today’s Giveaway of the Day. It is Frigate3, a windows file manager that he recommended wholeheartedly. Frigate3 is a commercial program but can be downloaded freely today on the Giveaway of the Day website. The restrictions are that you do not get technical support or updates to upcoming versions.
Update: Since this offer only lasted one day, it is no longer available. You can still download a trial version of the application from the developer website. There is however no free version on offer anymore.
I’m not a huge fan of file managers because I can’t see a reason to use them these days but I know that some, including Tobey, use them daily. So, what can you do with Frigate3?
The main purpose is to manage files effectively of course which includes queuing file operations, build in zip support, file viewers to preview files in the program, ftp, ftps and sftp support, network support, size manager, advanced search, mp3 tagger and build in syntax highlighter.
Frigate3 has a lot of features that Windows Explorer does not offer. I tend to use different applications for my needs and the advantage of Frigate3, and any other file manager, is that you only need to install one software to increase the functionality of your Windows operating system.
I suppose Tobey will leave a comment about the File Manager when he reads the article and it’s probably better that he does, because he knows the program way better. I guess it’s worth a look if you are looking for a file manager or use file managers.
Frigate comes as a standard and professional version. The professional version supports additional features on top of everything that the standard version supports. This includes among other features support for syntax checking, a startup and free space manager, mp3 processing or folder synchronization.
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