Alternatives to Midnight Commander for all platforms with any license

  • Total Commander icon

    Total Commander

    Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. It costs 32€. Some features include a built-in FTP client...

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • Double Commander icon

    Double Commander

    Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    FreeCommander

    FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager, reminiscent of Norton Commander. Function to view...

    Free Windows

  • Dolphin File Manager icon

    Dolphin File Manager

    Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • Nautilus icon

    Nautilus

    Nautilus (Files) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate...

    Open Source Linux

  • QTTabBar icon

    QTTabBar

    QTTabBar is an extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser. It comes with a number of...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

  • Q-Dir icon

    Q-Dir

    Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadro-View (4 panes) technique. You dont have...

    Free Windows

    • MC is a text based file manager, Q-Dir is mostly graphical and is based on Windows Explorer whereas MC is self-contained.
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    XYplorer

    XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly...

    Commercial Windows

  • Thunar icon

    Thunar

    Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Commander One icon

    Commander One

    Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way. ...

    Freemium Mac

  • Far Manager icon

    Far Manager

    Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a...

    Open Source Windows

    • At first glance the interface looks identical.
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    muCommander

    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud BSD

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    Multi Commander

    Multi Commander has a lot of file manager features. This list It is not even close to complete. There are so many features and tweaks...

    Free Windows

  • Krusader icon

    Krusader

    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total...

    Open Source Linux

  • Explorer++ icon

    Explorer++ Discontinued

    Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows...

    Open Source Windows

  • TotalFinder icon

    TotalFinder

    TotalFinder brings tabs to your native Finder and more! Other features include dual-panel mode and showing folders before files.

    Commercial Mac Finder

  • PCMan File Manager icon

    PCMan File Manager

    An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Forklift icon

    Forklift

    "Dual pane file manager and SFTP/FTP client for Mac OS X ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for...

    Commercial Mac

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    trolCommander

    trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager. trolCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • xplorer² icon

    xplorer²

    xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual...

    Freemium Windows

  • Sunflower icon

    Sunflower

    Open source, small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plug-ins. Main goal is to create easy to...

    Open Source Linux

  • ranger

    ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • NexusFile icon

    NexusFile Discontinued

    NexusFile is a file manager for Windows. You can manage many files very fast and easily. NexusFile will increase your computing...

    Free Windows

  • SpaceFM icon

    SpaceFM

    Multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system, and bash...

    Open Source Linux

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    Nomad.NET

    Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even...

    Free Windows

  • Xfe icon

    Xfe

    Fast, light, and flexible file manager. Xfe only requires the FOX library to be fully functional. Plus, it can be launched from the...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Just Manager icon

    Just Manager

    Just Manager is a feature packed, versatile, multi-tabbed multi-pane file manager for the Windows operating system. It is available in...

    Free Windows

  • Caja icon

    Caja

    Caja is a fork of Nautilus from GNOME 2 and is native to the MATE Desktop Environment. It is a file manager like the Windows Explorer...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    Sunrise Commander

    The Sunrise Commander is a richly featured double-pane file manager for the Emacs editor that combines the power of dired and the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GNU Emacs

  • Batch File Manager icon

    Batch File Manager

    Rename, move, copy, delete, and otherwise manage multiple files. Rename multiple files according to the rules and pattern you specify...

    Commercial Windows

  • FenrirFS icon

    FenrirFS

    FenrirFS is a file management software where you can easily view everything in 3 different modes and manage any kind of file using...

    Free Windows

  • Vifm icon

    Vifm

    Vifm is a ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Tux Commander icon

    Tux Commander Discontinued

    Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • DOS Navigator OSP Discontinued

    Dos Navigator Open Source Project is dedicated for development of the popular file shell Dos Navigator (DN) through collective efforts...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • My Commander icon

    My Commander

    My Commander (MyCO) is "the small - smarter - fastest file manager in the world", archiver and ISO creator for Windows 7....

    Free Windows

Midnight Commander Comments

GNU General Public License v3

Comment by igenn
about Midnight Commander Dec 2015

I chose Double Commander instead of this.

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Rock solid

Positive Comment by caiocco
about Midnight Commander Jan 2015

Midnight Commander or MC for short, is just a classic file manager for Linux and other similar environments. It's stable, well documented and have a well designed TUI (text user interface), also, Midnight Commander has a very good support for network protocols, you can easily access files using SFTP, for example.

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Not running under Windows

Comment by JurgenG
about Midnight Commander May 2012

In contrary to what the review says, I don't see a binary for Windows.
I can't comment on the option to completely compile MC from source, but I would think it's tied into the *NIX environment pretty tightly.

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I can't imagine any more how to manage files on OS X or Lin ...

Comment by mklhmnn
about Midnight Commander Jun 2011

I can't imagine any more how to manage files on OS X or Linux without the MC.

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