Immersive Explorer is designed to be an alternative to the default file explorer included in Windows (known as Windows Explorer).
It aims to provide an "immersive" experience to the user by focusing on the content rather than hiding it behind useless icons and large window chrome and borders. It will also avoid the user from having to open different applications and navigate between multiple windows when doing things as simple as viewing a picture.
For example, when the user want to see a photo, instead of opening Windows Photo Viewer in a new window, the photo will be displayed directly in the Immersive Explorer window.
Although it is not a Windows 8 "Metro application", it is designed around the "Metro" user interface guidelines. It will be optimised for touch-screens, but will offer a great experience for desktop users too (with features like scroll-to-zoom, keyboard navigation).
Immersive Explorer is based on Win32/.net/WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). It uses graphical hardware acceleration to display fluid animations and transitions, making it look more modern than the default GDI-based Windows file explorer. Note that it is not a complete replacement for the Windows Shell (it's just an alternative to Windows Explorer) and it won't even need admin rights to be installed.
As it is not based on WinRT, unfortunately it means that it won't work on Windows RT devices (but it will work on Windows 8 tablets like Surface Pro). I expect Windows 8 (x86) tablets to be more popular than Windows RT tablets among power users, so lack of Windows RT support is not a huge problem.
Release Notes (current version : 0.5.6, released 2013/04/24)
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|BigDog - 2013/05/14 18:02|
|I'm getting 'Unable to load Language File' in Windows 8 x64|
|behnam fathi - 2013/05/13 17:04|
|I installed your sofftware and it will be a good app for htpc if you add some new feature like streaming data from dvb card or video capture card (tv card) and also infra remote control support internal internet browser instead of system browser it gonna be real fun|
|Jonathan Galbraith - 2013/05/11 17:26|
|Great work Julian... I am so glad to finally get the update. Is there any way to have it launch within metro and without going to desktop mode? When can we expect to see the next update? Thanks again for all of your hard work and I can't wait to see more from you.|
|klequinho - 2013/05/10 20:06|
|Ficou show ! Se essa é a versão Beta imagina então a versão final do Explorer, e substitui o Explorer Clasic fácil fácil...|
|bilge - 2013/05/10 18:53|
|sorry .. how to play the video. mkv in immersive explorer?|
because in immersive explorer can not play the video format. mkv
I am from Indonesia