Alternatives to Nautilus for Linux with any license

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 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 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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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
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    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

  • 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

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    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

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  • 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

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

    Shallot is a file manager with the maximum degree of flexibility and customizability. Some features: Unlimited number of file panels Lots of customization options, e.g. directory tree can be hidden and is flexible in behavior ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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