Vanga Rengi Mangaro is a utility that provides you with an alternative way to explore, open, save and manage files and folders dialogs.
Comes with a comprehensive and intuitive browser-like GUI
The installation is a fast and forthright process that is unlikely to give you any troubles, especially since it entails following a few basic steps that you are probably accustomed to by now. In case you are unable to access the tool, then it is recommended to use the default Windows dialog or un-checkmark the Enabled from the pop menu located in the Tray Icon. The interface is designed as a user-friendly browser and permits you to access local and external drives, devices connected, libraries and the recently used folders. In addition, the tool comes with three viewing options, two that feature thumbnails and a list. While the first two can be useful when browsing through images or media files, the latter can be helpful for managing documents.
Allows you to configure all details of the data displayed
Even though the program includes a handful of viewing modes, you will be happy to learn that you can further customize the behavior so that it meets your needs and preferences. Consequentially, you can configure the tool to always use the last folder or remember a dialog setting and employ it for other apps as well, for instance. Other noteworthy settings that you can take advantage of include generating thumbnails for text files, zoom small images two times that can fit into the specified thumbnail size this way, add special thumbnails for folders that include pictures and managing the icons for various file formats, just to name a few.
An enhancement tool that can be useful for managing dozens of files
In the eventuality that you are not satisfied with how you manage files and folders via the classic Windows Explorers and would like to have an overview of the volumes, documents, libraries and places you access frequently, then perhaps Vanga Rengi Mangaro could lend you a hand.
All window/column position/size (sorting) settings are saved for every application and/or you can choose to always use your favourite dialog settings Very hiqh quality thumbnail mode (that supports much more formats then the Windows dialog, and displays audio files Taged with ID3v2 and containing SESC frame) Option to cache the thumbnails on a per folder basis (like the Windows dialog's Thumbs.db just with a little bit better quality and with audio file support) If bass.dll is found audio thumbnails are generated from all formats that BASS supports FreeImage.dll is supported also (adds many more formats) Recent document list on a per-application basis (favorite feature) available with one click Recent folder list, that you can acces very quickly Customizable favorite folders list Drag&Drop Implements by far the best folder selector (with recent and favourite list) Automatically decodes URL encoded filanames and underscores ("Man on_Mars.jpg" -> "Man on Mars.jpg") Viewer for pictures/images & an integrated web browser for the rest of the files (and a secondary display viewer mode for dual display setups)
Updates: official site does not provide any info about changes in this version.