Just like Norton Commander, WinNc displays the same two panel layout allowing you to view the content of two folders at the same time, making it easy to find and move files.
WinNc maintains the simple method for copying, moving, deleting and renaming files by using the function keys on your keyboard. Unlike in Norton Commander, now, each task comes with a considerable amount of filtering options and settings.
This might seem a bit over the top since you get a pop-up window every time you want to perform even the simple copy task. For example, using the filters, you are able to target specific subfolders created at a specified time interval and relocate them without having to look in the root directory. Nevertheless, the filters window can be disabled if it proves to be an inconvenience.
As a file manager, WinNc doesn’t just move files around, it can also compress, link, encrypt, decrypt, convert, burn CDs, create ISO, split and merge, synchronize folders and since everyone has music on their computers, it can also create an MP3 playlist for you.
A nice touch to the application is the color coding of various tasks that are active. This way, you can easily identify and postpone certain tasks in favor of more urgent ones. You can also set a maximum number of parallel operations that can run at the same time.
Whether you’re using it from home or at the office, you’ll be pleased to know that WinNc supports FTP connections and has a zip and mail function that allow you to always be able to send important files on time, wherever they need to be. With WinNc you can also open archives as if they were folders and copy items from them.
The workspace of the application can’t be fully customized but you are able to create shortcuts to any directories located on your computer for fast access.
Summing up, WinNc is user-friendly, practical, reliable and packed with features that can surely meet the most demanding tasks you encounter.
Projects can include files and folders from all over the disks that relate to the project tab and are stored virtually in the project folder as a link. With a new Windows 7 interface WinNc can do all the basic tasks you expect from a modern file manager like copy, move, delete, compress, uncompress and create links.
WinNc uses logical colors for the file actions so you can quickly see if a file is being copied (green), being moved (orange) or being packed (yellow). WinNc allows you to perform multiple tasks by setting the maximum parallel tasks to more than one task in the configuration panel.
Otherwise WinNc will wait to start the new action until the previous action has finished. WinNc also converts audio, burns files on dvd and cd, creates and reads iso files, sets file attributes and you are able to keep you files synchronized using an internal sync module.
From existing zip files it allows the creation of self extracting .exe files. It has a built in slideshow viewer, an audio preview player and a video player for quickly browsing and skipping through your media.