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4pane Alternatives

4pane is described as '4Pane is a highly configurable dual-pane Linux file manager' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to 4pane for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 4pane are Total Commander, Dolphin File Manager, Midnight Commander and FreeCommander.

4pane alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Renamers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of 4pane.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

4Pane is a highly configurable dual-pane Linux file manager.

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableDouble Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDouble Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDouble Commander supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
  2. Total Commander is a Shareware file manager for Windows.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableTotal Commander is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableTotal Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. 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 and other protocols. Highly configurable.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDolphin File Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  4. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMidnight Commander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  5. FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.

    ⚫︎ Built-in viewerFreeCommander shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. XYplorer is a file manager for Windows. It features tabbed browsing, a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, scripting engine, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks.

    ⚫︎ PortableXYplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableXYplorer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingXYplorer supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingXYplorer can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  7. Q-Dir icon

    Q-Dir

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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 to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system. No!

    ⚫︎ CustomizableQ-Dir is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableQ-Dir can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Q-Dir default view on Windows 10
  8. Multi Commander is a multi-tabbed file manager and is an alternative to the standard Windows Explorer. It uses the very popular and efficient dual-panel layout.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingMulti Commander supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMulti Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableMulti Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Thunar icon

    Thunar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz

    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 options.

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    Default icon view with favourites side pane and button path bar
  10. 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:

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFar Manager can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFar Manager either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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