There’s no denying that Windows has come a long, long way since it was first released by Microsoft on November 20th, 1985. Even though a lot has changed, there are various features and traits that have stayed with the OS over the course of the years. And, there probably isn’t any feature more popular than the good ol’ Windows Explorer.

Granted, Windows Explorer (named File Explorer after Windows 8) has evolved in a lot of meaningful ways from generation to generation, and even though the Windows 10 iteration is without a doubt the best one so far, there are still a lot of things that could be better.

In short, if you’re looking for a better way of managing your files on Windows, then looking towards a third-party alternative is definitely the right choice. Thankfully, there are a lot of very potent file managers out there, one of which goes by the name ExplorerMax.

ExplorerMax is a modern-looking file manager that promises to deliver a better all-round user experience thanks to nifty features such as tabbed browsing, a unique timeline, quick search, and various GUI customization options.

The file manager is definitely a lot more stylish than most other similar tools, and it sort of looks like a combination between the File Explorer and a Chrome browser. The Chrome-styled tabbing feature allows you to work with multiple files and folders under a single roof. Of course, you can also add bookmarks, and organize them using intuitive drag and drop gestures.

Another great feature is the Timeline. It allows you to track what files you managed at specific moments in time. The Timeline feature classifies the data in four main groups: Today, Yesterday, Last Week, and Latest Month.

We all know that the Search function in File Explorer can be very good when dealing with few files, and extremely bad when having to go through scores of bulky files. ExplorerMax offers a similarly easy-to-use function, but a lot faster. Last but not least, it’s worth noting that the app also comes with two base GUI skins or themes, a light mode for very well-lit workspaces and a dark one for night time.

Taking everything into account, ExplorerMax is definitely one of the best file managers out there. It may not be the most feature-packed app of this sort (it doesn’t have advanced features such as flagging, color filters, scripting capabilities, duplicate finder, or a dual-panel for that matter), but it’s remarkably easy to use and it’s far better than what the Windows Explorer can provide at the moment, making it the perfect choice for all day-to-day users.