With windows 8 preview releases Microsoft has brought ribbon view (as available in office 2007or later and paint in Windows 7) as default Windows explorer view so the most of the common task for in the explorer are now available as a part of ribbon which is easy to use and control. The ribbon control is very useful as it displays several options using button controls. You can experience the Windows 8 type explorer bar in Windows 7. Better Explorer is a open source utility which is the replacement of regular Windows Explorer. This has got some extra features
than regular Windows explorer as tabbed navigation as shown in image below thus multiple folders explore are available under single explorer. Tab Minimize button is also available at the right top corner to minimize the ribbon control.
Most of the control in the explorer ribbon are self explanatory and few additional controls also available as Up button next to back forward button to go a level up in explorer path. The view tab in the ribbon is available for size control and view control of the explorer window content. There are options available in file menu to customize the app interface color and default folder launch path.
Multi-tabbed navigation and ribbon options make this application good and useful but there are still some improvements which if done will be good as Currently the better explorer is under the Beta Stage so there could be some bug fixes and app is still under testing but I have not encountered any bugs as it worked smoothly for me. Also the better explorer does not replaces the windows explorer so you need to run this application as a separate program.
System requirement for Better Explorer:-
You need to have Microsoft .NET framework 4.0 installed to make better explorer function for you. If you have not installed it you will be prompted to install while installing the application.
To Download Beta Explorer for your Windows 7 machine Click Here
To Download .Net Framework 4.0 Offline Installer Click Here
To visit the developer website Click Here