I had been looking for a way to improve Windows Explorer for a long time, and Clover fits the bill perfectly. It uses one of the simplest approaches to management of multiple drives and folders in a single window. It looks very nice on my Windows 7 netbook, and is completely compliant with the OS. In fact it changes nothing in Windows Explorer itself except for the addition of tabs and bookmarks, and an improvement in Explorer's appearance. There is something missing, although not a deal-breaker: According to the license document shipped with Clover, the update feature can be disabled in the settings screen, but I've found no such option there, and if you happen to be offline when looking at the About dialog, you'll see an error message that the download site can't be found. Otherwise, Clover is an excellent choice for making life simpler. Its green clover leaf logo should have four leaves instead of three, because it's a lucky find!
This app is something that should be included as a default in Windows. I guess it is not because MS figures it is not that useful.
I find this very useful. You can now for example switch between two different flash drives without changing windows.
I would have rated a 5 if it was easier to find the settings menu. The icon should not be a wrench, it should be a clover with a gear inside of it, this way it would bring more attention that this icon is settings for clover.
Please note that due to the changes in your computer, your explorer will most likely crash during install. This is due to the changes clover makes. Not a big deal. Just click the restart option and you are good to go.
Well implemented tabs for explorer - it is that good!
Developer is very active with development and has excellent plans for Clover's future.
... and to the user that states there is no "about" or "preference" window, just click the wrench icon on the explorer window to reveal more options ;)
I had installed a previous version of Clover that caused Explorer to crash whenever I exited the program. After contacting the authors and advising them of this, they corrected the problem, and this version works works very well; no more crashes.
I was using QTTabBar previous to Clover and decided to try Clover because it is much better looking. Clover's bookmark bar is also a crucial feature in prompting me to make the switch. The only thing lacking in Clover is the ability to middle-click on a folder and have it open in a new tab; middle-clicks work only on the bookmarks bar.
In order to open a folder in a new tab, one must right-click on the folder and click on OPEN IN NEW WINDOW. It would be nice if future versions of Clover incorporated the ability to open a folder in a new tab by middle clicking on it.
This is actually a second review, the first not being favorable.
There was an issue that caused "Windows Explorer" to crash. Snapfiles contacted me and said the issue had been resolved. . . and it has been corrected.
The only reason I mentioned the past review is to express my confidence in both Snapfiles and the developer. Snapfiles in acknowledging the issue and informing of its correction. The developer in quickly resolving. Yet I'm still concerned how such a major bug was not detected before release. The developer made a statement on his site that the code has been "hastily written." Maybe just incorrect wording on his part, though this doesn't induce confidence to a user.
Again the program works well now, and looks to have a good future.
Curious on how one will be informed of an update since there is no "about" or "preference" window to this program. (at least not that I could find."
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