Compare Altap Salamander Versions

FeaturesVersion 3.08Version 2.54Version 1.52
General
ReleasedDecember 2016September 2010May 1998
LicenseCommercialCommercialFreeware
Cost effective Educational license
64-bit / 32-bit version (x64 / x86) / - / - /
Compatible with Windows 10
High DPI display support
Progress bars in Windows 7+ taskbar buttons
Hot paths in Windows 7+ jump list
Download size7.4 MB7 MB0.2 MB
Cloud Storage Services support
Dropbox
Google Drive
Microsoft SkyDrive
Improved files copy routine
Fast asynchronous algorithm for copying from/to network
Verifying of copied part of file during resume
Option to copy link target or just create empty directory
Option remove ADS from copied files and directories
Optimizations for slow VPN networks
Integrated Viewers
Text / HEX (binary)
PictView: GIF, JPG, over 40 bitmap formats
Multimedia: MP3, 5 audio formats
Database: DBF, CSV 8 database formats
Internet Explorer: HTML, XML
Portable executable: EXE, DLL
Archives Support: Unpack / Pack, Internal / External (requires third party software)
ZIPUI / PIUI / PI
RARUI / PEUI / PE
RAR (WinRAR) 5.0UI / PE
ARJUI / PEUI / PE
CABUIUI
PAK (Quake PAK)UIUI
LZH, LHA, LZSUI / PEUI / PE
ACEUI / PEUI / PE
J (JAR archives)UE / PEUE / PE
UC2UE / PEUE / PE
TAR, TGZ, GZUIUI
TAZ, TBZ, BZ, BZ2, Z, RPM, DEB, CPIOUIUI
EML, B64, UUE, XXE, HQX, NTXUIUI
ISO, NRG, BIN, IMG, PDI, CDI, CIF, NCD, C2D (CD/DVD images)UIUI
7Z (7-Zip archives)UI / PIUI / PI
7Z (7-Zip archives) 9.22 BetaUI / PI
IMA (FAT disk images)UIUI
Create Self-Extract archives
Automatic search for external archivers
View / Edit files in archives
Detailed information about supported archive formats
Basic Commands
Rename, View, Edit, Copy, Move, Delete
Create Directory
Hot paths count301010
Compare directoriesBy contentBy content
Connect / Disconnect network drives
New command (folder, shortcut, document)
Archives Pack / Unpack
Email files
Advanced Commands
Change case
Change attributes, date, and time
Drive information
Calculate occupied space
User menu
User menu: reading icons in separate thread
Open Windows folders
Open Command Shell
NTFS Compress / NTFS Uncompress
NTFS Encrypt / NTFS Decrypt
Make list of files and directories
List of opened files
List of working directories
Display directory sizes in panel
Convert files (EOLs, character sets)
List of shared directories
Go to shortcut target
Plugins
FTP Client
FTP Client: contains OpenSSL library
FTP Client: SSL session reuse supported
WinSCP: SSH, SCP, and SFTP Client
WinSCP: faster upload speed
File comparator (show differences)
Undelete files on NTFS and FAT
Checksum: Create / Verify SVF / MD5 checksums
Checksum: support for SHA-512
Split / Combine files
Disk Copy (clone floppy disk)
Batch rename of files and directories
Registry editor, find in Registry
Encrypt / Decrypt: AES, Blowfish, 3DES
Windows Mobile access from panels
Automation of common task using scripts
Network browser
DiskMap graphically displays disk usage
Automatic check for updates
Icons & Thumbnails
Reading icons in separate thread
Reading thumbnails in separate thread
Reading visible icons & thumbnails first
Support for XP alpha blended icons
Support for overlay icons (Tortoise)
Simple icons option for higher speedSelectiveSelective
Supported icon size (in pixels)16x16, 32x32, 48x4816x16, 32x32, 48x4816x16
Operations
Background operations
Display transfer speed, time estimation
Option to limit transfer speed
Option to Pause / Resume operations
Option to overwrite older and skip other files
Option to process files in queue
Option to copy NTFS security permissions
Option to filter files by name mask
Option to filter files by attributes, size, time
Two progress bars: Total and File
Options: Skip [All], Overwrite [All]
Robust error states handling, Retry option
User Interface
Drag-and-drop from / to disks
Drag-and-drop from / to archives
Keyboard shortcuts for most of commands
Colors and panel font configurationFont only
Command line
Context menus for files and directories
Context menus for user interface
Always on top option
Option to minimize into tray
Context help
Adjustable menu to user skill level
Support for Windows XP visual themes
Display current path in window caption
Support for Fast User Switching
Support Terminal Services (Remote Desktop)
Toolbars
Top toolbar
Bottom toolbar
User menu bar
Middle toolbar
Hot paths bar
Plugins bar
Option to lock toolbars
Panels
Display modes Thumbnails, Icons, Tiles
Display modes Brief, Detailed
Quick Search through displayed items
Automatic column widths
Information Line, Directory Line
Header Line for sorting and columns widths
Path shortening by mouse in directory line
Ellipses in truncated texts
Selecting using mouse drag
Special colors by wildcard and attributes
Option: Full row select
Option: Single-click to open item
Swap panels command
Option to filter names using wildcard
Option to display Size column in KB
Zoom command to maximize panel
Find
Find files and directories
Find by time, size, attributes, content
Find operations in background
Find duplicated files
Refine or append found items
Ignore Directory List for skipping directories
Regular expressions
Save Find criteria for future
Sorting Options
Sort by name, extension, time, size
Sort in both directions
Respect regional settings
Use numerical sort for numbers in names
Clipboard Commands
Clipboard Copy, Cut, Paste, Paste Shortcut
Paste: go to directory
Paste: go to directory and focus file
Copy path + name as text
Copy name as text
Copy path as text
Copy UNC path + name as text
Selection Commands
Select / Unselect using wildcards
Select / Unselect all
Invert selection
Save / Load selected names
Restore selection
Advanced selection operations
Integration With Windows Shell And File System
Support for deleting to Recycle Bin
Support for UNC paths (\server\share)
Files and directories changes detection
Environment variables change detection
Change of file associations detection
Support for removable disks disconnection
Multiple monitors support
Alternate data streams (ADS) support
Allocate whole file size before operation
Access to Sysnative directory (64-bit Windows)
Access to File System Redirector exempted directories
Support for Windows Policies (restrictions)
Support for files over 4GBFullFullBasic
History
Command line history
Find options history
Select / Unselect history
Go to directory history
Copy / Move history
Edit New history
Quick Rename history
Create Directory history
Privacy options to clear histories
Security
Password Manager with strong AES-256 cypher
FTP and WinSCP clients can store password safely
Support for TLS FTP (FTPS or FTPES with AUTH TLS)
Extensibility
Altap Salamander SDK
Automation plugin
Configuration
Configuration stored in Registry
ConfigurableHighlyHighlyYes
Suppressible confirmation count23230
Import / export configuration
Language Translations
English
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Romanian
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Slovak
Spanish
Setup
Installable beside other versions
Install / Uninstall
Transfer (import) old configuration
Transfer (import) old registration keys
Import registration keys during installation
Unattended (quiet) installation
Internals
Created inMS Visual C++ 2008MS Visual C++ 6.0Watcom C++ 11
Essential utilitiesMercurial SCMCVS
Source code lines674 000656 00042 000
Source code size22.3 MB21.6 MB1.27 MB
Open plugins architecture (C/C++ interface)AdvancedAdvancedNo
Number of plugins34350
Bug reporting systemAdvancedStandardNo

PictView Viewer: Supported Bitmap Formats
ExtensionFormat Description
82ITexas Instruments TI82 Calculator images
83ITexas Instruments TI82 Calculator images
85ITexas Instruments TI82 Calculator images
86ITexas Instruments TI82 Calculator images
89ITexas Instruments TI82 Calculator images
92ITexas Instruments TI82 Calculator images
ANIMS Windows Animated cursor
AWDAt Work Document: Microsoft Fax
BMIZoner Bitmap
BMPMS Windows Bitmap, including compressed and HiColor
BMPOS/2 Bitmap
BWBlack-and-White images in SGI Image file format
CALCALS Raster Type I
CDRCorelDraw! 2.0 - 11.0, preview and uncompressed imported bitmaps only
CDTCorelDraw! 2.0 - 11.0 Template, preview and uncompressed imported bitmaps only
CELAutodesk Animator Pro animation
CELAutodesk Animator still picture
CITIntergraph Group 4 Raster
CLKCorel RAVE, preview only
CLPMS Windows Clipboard file
CMXCorel Metafile Exchange 5.0 - 11.0, preview and imported bitmaps only
COTIntergraph Raster images, 8-bit or TrueColor
CPTCorel PhotoPaint 6.0
CURMS Windows cursors
CUTDr. Halo/Dr.Genius Clipboard Format
DCXIntel's multipage fax-format
DIBMS Windows Device Independent Bitmap, including compressed
FLCAutodesk Animator Pro Animation
FLIAutodesk Animator Animation
GEMGEM IMG
GIFCompuServe Interchange File Format, including animated GIFs
HAMAmiga Interchange File Format in hardware modes (HAM)
HMRGeoTIFF, produced by SW by HMR Inc.
HRZSlow scan television
ICNImages from RIPTerm program
ICOMS Windows Icons, including HiColor and TrueColor
ICOOS/2 Icons
IFFAmiga Interchange File Format
IMGGEM IMG
IMGIMG Software Set
IMGVivid Raytracer
JFFJPEG File Format, including Progressive Mode
JIFJPEG File Interchange Format, including Progressive Mode
JMXImages from a Tetris game
JPEGJPEG, including Progressive Mode
JPGJPEG, including Progressive Mode
LBMAmiga Interchange File Format, Interleaved Bitmap
MACMacPaint
MBMEPOC Psion Multiple Bitmap
MILCALS Raster Type I
MNGMultiple Network Graphics, first image only
MSPMicrosoft Paint
OFXOLIFAX fax package
PANSmoothMove Pan Viewer, preview only
PATCorelDraw! 6.0 - 9.0 patterns, preview only
PBMPortable Bitmap
PC2Degas Elite Medium Resolution
PCDKodak PhotoCD - Base/16, Base/4 and Base only
PCTMacIntosh PICT
PCXPC PaintBrush
PGMPortable GrayMap
PICPC Paint/Pictor, including HiColor
PICDr. Halo/Dr. Genius
PNGPortable Network Graphics
PNMPortable Any Bitmap
PPMPortable PixelMap
PSDAdobe Photoshop 2,5 - 4.0, including CMYK
PYXOld Epson scanner format
QFXQuick Link II Fax file format
RASRaster SunMicrosystems
RGBTrueColor (RGB) Images in SGI File Format
RLECompressed MS Windows BMP
RLECompressed Images in SGI File Format
RLECompressed Intergraph Raster images, bi-level only
RLEUtah RunLength Encoded
SAMImages in Text Documents from AmiPro
SCxColorRIX
SEPCMYK Separated Images in TIFF 6.0 File Format
SGISGI Image File Format
SKAScanned images used in Video renting machines
STNeoPaint for DOS thumbnails
STWNeoPaint for Windows thumbnails
SUNRaster SunMicrosystems
TGATrueVision Targa
TIFFTagged Interchange File Format
UDI
WBMPWireless Bitmap
WEBCorelXara, preview or 1st embedded bitmap only
WPGWordPerfect Graphics
XARCorelXara, preview or 1st embedded bitmap only
ZBRZoner Zebra for Windows 1.0 - 1.5, preview only
ZMFZoner Metafile, preview only
ZNODigital journals distributed by Zonio.com, preview only

Multimedia Viewer: Supported Audio Formats
ExtensionFormat Description
MP3, MP2MPEG 1 or MPEG 2 audio files, layer I, II, and III (Tag version 1 and 2)
OGGOgg Vorbis audio files
WMAWindows media audio file
WAVMicrosoft sound format
VQF, 669, IT, MOD, MTM, S3M, STM, XM Tracker modules

Database Viewer: Supported Database Formats
ExtensionFormat Description
DBFdBase II, dBase III, dBase IV, dBase V, Visual dBase 7, FoxPRO
CSVComma separated values
TXTTab delimited texts

Checksum: Supported Hash Algorithms
AlgorithmDescription
CRCCyclic Redundancy Check (stored in SFV checksum files)
MD5Message-Digest algorithm 5
SHA1Secure Hash Algorithm SHA-1
SHA256Secure Hash Algorithm SHA-256 (SHA-2 family)

Supported Archives
ExtensionFormat DescriptionPlugin
7Z7-Zip7zip
ZIPZIPZIP
ACEACEUnACE
ARJARJUnARJ
CABMicrosoft CAB (cabinet) filesUnCAB
B64MIME EncodeUnMIME
EMLInternet E-MailUnMIME
HQXBinhexUnMIME
NTXyEnc Encoded FilesUnMIME
UUE/XXEUU/XX Encoded FilesUnMIME
PAKQuake PAK FilesUnPAK
IMAFAT 12, 16, 32 disk imagesUnFAT
RARRARUnRAR
LZH LHA LZSLHArc compressed filesUnLHA
TAR(GNU) tar (tape archive) compatible formatTAR
GZ GZIP(GNU) zip compressed file formatTAR
TGZ(GNU) Tar archive compressed with (GNU) zipTAR
BZ2 BZBZip, compression program similar to (GNU) zip (gzip), better compressionTAR
TBZGNU Tar archive compressed with BZip compressionTAR
ZArchive compressed with old unix CompressTAR
TAZTar archive compressed with unix compressTAR
CPIOTape archive format similar to tarTAR
RPMRed Hat Linux package distribution archiveTAR
DEBDebian software package distribution archiveTAR
BINCDRWinUnISO
BWIBlindRead / BlindWriteUnISO
C2DWinOnCDUnISO
CDIDiscJugglerUnISO
CIFEasy CD CreatorUnISO
IMGClone CDUnISO
ISOGeneric ISO imageUnISO
ISOApple Hierachical File System Plus (HFS+).UnISO
NCDNTI CD-MakerUnISO
NRGNero Burning ROMUnISO
PDIInstant CD/DVD ImageUnISO
XBOXXBOX DVD FileSystem XDVDFSUnISO
CHMMicrosoft HelpUnCHM