Commander One Review – The best Android File Transfer tool for mac


A mac paired with Android sounds strange, but they are the combination of beauty and performance. Hardware wise, you get a combination of a sleek and powerful computer paired with a highly customizable smartphone. However, this combination comes with a price because the software of these two devices is not compatible with each other. Mac would work great with iOS. Though, when it comes to Android, they don’t offer such compatibility. When you need to transfer files from an Android device to a mac device, the only option that comes to the mind is Google’s Android File Transfer. However, due to its limitations, the users needed an alternative, so, the team at Smartisan Technology thought about it and created a powerful tool called The Commander One.

Commander One works as a file manager for macOS and comes with dual panel interface. It has built-in FTP/FTPS/SFTP client. The dual panel interface allows the users to connect to several FTP servers at once. The application comes with a beautiful user-interface, drag and drops facilities and batch import and export operations.

Why do we need Commander One?

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Android File Transfer by Google is outdated and rarely receives any feature update. The users have also reported several issues like connection error and instability of the app. The app is too basic for advanced users and has several other limitations. Android File Transfer does not offer drag and drop or batch operations. It’s just a simple utility tool.

Commander One – The one-stop android file transfer solution:

The basic version of Commander One is free to use, but things get interesting when you purchase the PRO variant. In case you are worried about the purchase, they offer a free trial period of 15 days. You can buy the app either from the mac store or Eltima store. It costs $29.99 which is pretty reasonable for the features it offers.

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Pros and Cons – Commander One

Commander One is a complete package for any Android File Transfer related operations. It provides a beautiful native user-interface, drag and drop facilities, unlimited FTP connections, and a dual-pane interface.

Commander one offers multiple browsing options with proper thumbnails which makes files easier to manage. It is straightforward to use because selecting items in Commander One is same as one would do with the finder.

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You can easily use essential keyboard shortcuts to cut, copy or paste files and if that’s not enough, you can drag and drop files from one panel to the other.

Commander One contains several features under the menus like unselect all, show or hides hidden files and command line.

Despite all the power-packed features, there are few limitations of the app that one should consider before buying. You might face several connection errors while using it over MTP.


In case you seek a powerful dual-pane Android file browser for MAC, Commander One is the right choice for you. It’s a good investment which can save you a lot of time.

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Nitin Agarwal

Nitin started PC-Tablet because of his keen interest in space research, technology, and gadgets. He is an avid reader, technology enthusiast, and like to explore new places. His passion for knowledge keeps him running all the time.