The main window is split into two panes, each of which shows a directory view. This makes it very easy to copy or move files. Further, FreeCommander provides directory comparison and synchronization functions, as well as the ability to customize columns in the 'detail' view. Other features include the ability to specify the font used for different parts of the view, as well as coloring specific file types--if you want all your Excel files to be bright green, they can be.
Furthermore, the program allows each of the two panes to have multiple tabs showing different folders. For example, if a user is working on a complex project scattered among multiple folders, he or she might have four folders for the left pane and three for the right. At the Users option, each tab can maintain its own history of previously viewed folders.
Last, FreeCommander features the ability to 'quickview' a file, showing the contents of most common file formats (text, graphic, html) in one pane. This allows remarkably quick browsing of the contents of a folder filled with document files.
FreeCommander program is deep; it will take a user a while to explore all of its features, settings, and options. I found it a very useful tool, and it is well supported with a new version in beta and an active forum--plus, it's free!