Directory Opus

Directory Opus

In my last post I talked about my passion for tabs.  That passion lead me to start using Directory Opus.

A windows program that is a replacement for Explorer.  The features I use the most are:

  • explorer window tabs!  Yeah!
  • rename function (select to rename a file then just press the down arrow to start renaming the next file in the list…big time saver)
  • search function is awesome
  • side by side windows (apparently it has FTP built in as well, but I’ve never used it)
  • when copying files it gives you a proper progress bar for the current and total group of files…but better than that you can pause your copy/move!
  • favorites (that’s Jim’s opinion, not mine)
  • view pane to show previews of images (including PSDs) and videos (again Jim likes this one, I don’t use it)
  • overall ability to customize your explorer

There’s tons of other features that I know I’m not talking about…I’ve not even discovered all the cool things this app can do. It’s not a tool that everyone NEEDS to have, but it’s sure nice to have.