Total Commander, my favorite go-to app for powerful dual-pane file management on both Windows and Android (see our overview for features and screenshots), reached v1.0 final today, dropping the incredibly annoying mandatory expiration which was present in the release candidates. One such expiration caught me on a plane with no Internet access and forced me to literally turn back time on my tablet just to get it to work again. Needless to say, I welcome the first version that will no longer refuse all functions after an arbitrary period of time.

While discussing Total Commander with its founder Christian Ghisler back in the day, I asked him whether we'd ever see an Android Market (now Play Store) release. At the time, he was quick to categorically say no, but the situation changed recently. TC is not in the Play Store just yet, but I'm fully expecting to see it there soon. In the meantime, I've fired off an email to Christian once again and will update this post if he responds.



The full history of changes is available here.


Grab the final version of Total Commander here or see this forum post for more details.