Alternatives to Nautilus for all platforms with any license

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  • 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 features some new ideas. Features Unicode support Tabbed interface Multi-rename tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Midnight Commander icon

    Midnight Commander

    GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. Its a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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 Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP...

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • 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 easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Nemo icon

    Nemo

    Nemo is the official file manager for the Linux Mint operating system running the Cinnamon desktop. It re-introduced several features removed from the file manager Nautilus, from which it originated.

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions: * viewing files...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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 the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over...

    Commercial Mac

  • Finder icon

    Finder

    The Finder is the default application program used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems that is responsible for the overall user-management of files, disks, network volumes and the launching of other applications. As such the...

    Free Mac

  • Pantheon Files icon

    Pantheon Files

    The simple, powerful, and sexy file manager from elementary OS. Pantheon FIles is one of the rare filemanagers that uses the "Miller columns" view.

    Open Source Linux

  • Marlin icon

    Marlin

    Marlin is a new GTK3-based file manager for Linux, pretty slick and fast. Unlike most other file managers Marlin has included the so called "Miller columns" view. Features * Tabbed browsing * Multiple-views *...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 integration.

    Open Source Linux

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    Xfe

    Fast, light, and flexible file manager. Xfe only requires the FOX library to be fully functional. Plus, it can be launched from the command line in a fraction of second. Xfe can also efficiently complete terminal commands.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • 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 (not to confuse with Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge), but for Unix/BSD and Linux. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Tux Commander icon

    Tux Commander

    Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. The main goal of this...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.70, released in November 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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 using powerful editor with syntax highlighting. Copy, move files to folders specified using...

    Commercial Windows

  • xfdesktop

    The xfdesktop application manages the desktop backdrop. It sets a backdrop image and/or color and it can pop up an applications menu and a list of all running applications when you click on the desktop with the right or middle mouse...

    Open Source 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. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.

    Free Windows

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  • Worker icon

    Worker

    Worker is a file manager for the X Window System on UN*X with low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries). The directories and files are shown in two independent panels (similar to Midnight Commander). Features: UTF8 support...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    V - The File Viewer

    V is an all-purpose File Manager for Windows. V is not just another Windows Explorer replacement. Its main strength is its inbuilt file viewer which excels at viewing files quickly - whether they are 100 bytes or 100 gigabytes in...

    Commercial Windows

  • qtFM icon

    qtFM

    qtFM is a small, lightweight file manager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt and works great with minimal desktop environments like Openbox. Features: - lightweight, pure Qt, no kde libraries or other dependencies - full theme...

    Open Source Linux

  • Transmit iOS icon

    Transmit iOS

    If you're a pretty serious nerd like us, you probably have access to an FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or Amazon S3 server that you use for, say, web serving, group collaboration, as a personal cloud storage service, or who knows what. ...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • UltraExplorer icon

    UltraExplorer

    UltraExplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that will change the way you think about file management. Other Explorer replacement applications duplicate the same old paradigm introduced by Microsoft in Windows 95. A clumsy Treeview...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.3.0, released in July 2009, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.
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    gentoo (file manager)

    gentoo is a two-pane file manager for the X Window System. gentoo lets the user do (almost) all of the configuration and customizing from within the program itself. If you still prefer to hand-edit configuration files, they're...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued no more Access to download
  • Magellan Explorer icon

    Magellan Explorer

    Magellan Explorer is an advanced, yet easy to use, Windows file manager based on the powerful dual window pane concept. Previous users of the Norton Commander file manager and similar tools will feel right at home. It can also act as...

    Commercial Windows

  • GNOME Commander icon

    GNOME Commander

    GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special...

    Open Source Linux

  • CRAX Commander icon

    CRAX Commander

    An efficient dual-pane file manager that enables you to browse your drive's content in an organized environment via intuitive actions. CRAX is a great file managing application that is sporting a dual-pane interface design, the...

    Commercial Mac

  • EF Commander icon

    EF Commander

    EF Commander is a file manager for the Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Window XP and Windows Vista desktop. If youve ever used and liked Norton Commander, youll like this dual-windowed program, which comes complete...

    Freemium Windows

  • SpeedCommander icon

    SpeedCommander

    SpeedCommander is a comfortable file manager. It builds on the proven two window technology and offers a multitude of exclusive features. Sort, copy, move or delete your files either using the keyboard or the mouse. Extensive Archive...

    Commercial Windows

  • Rodent icon

    Rodent

    What is Rodent? Rodent is fast, small and powerful file manager for the GNU operating system (but it also works in BSD). That's one way to look at it. Another way is to call it a graphic shell (that's probably more...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Files-finder edition

    If you have to name one app which you miss most on your iPad, what would that be? Well, if you use and love your iPad as much as we do, then it ought to be “Explorer” for Windows users and “Finder” for the ones who are coming from Mac...

    Commercial iPad

  • emelFM2 icon

    emelFM2

    It is a file manager for UNIX-like operating systems. It uses a simple and efficient interface pioneered by Norton Commander, in the 1980s.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Total manager icon

    Total manager

    Total Manager is Total Commander for Mac version - an all-in-one app to manage loads of files in an efficient way. Total Manager = Archiver / Unarchiver with Password encryption + Photo Viewer + Videos,Audios Player + FTP, SFTP Client...

    Commercial Mac

  • Magican File icon

    Magican File

    Magican File is a professional program for Mac OS X that let you search and manage files on your disks. Search files on disk - Magican File supports files search in any directory in Hard Disk and Flash Disk, you may define...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued The company seems to be abandoned: no news since 2013. Last version, 1.1.0, released in June 2011, can be still downloaded from Apple Appstore.
  • Beesoft Commander

    Beesoft Commander is a two-panel file manager (like Norton Commander) for Linux. He are using a Qt GUI-library. Exists two versions of the program. The version 2.27 using old version of Qt library (3.x) and the version 4.x using the...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued No newer versions after 2006 (2.27): http://sourceforge.net/projects/besc/files/besc/

Nautilus Comments

Nautilus is the best file manager there is, I've tried many ...

Comment by Cityscape
about Nautilus Jun 2011

Nautilus is the best file manager there is, I've tried many and will always return to using Nautilus.

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