Dolphin File Manager Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Dolphin File Manager for Linux. Explore 25+ Linux apps like Dolphin File Manager, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/16/2018 9:12:00 PM

Alternatives to Dolphin File Manager for Linux with any license

  • 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 - Custom columns - Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format - Internal text editor (F4) with syntax highlighting - Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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 and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Cygwin ... MacPorts

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  • 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 options. Thunar is fast and responsive with a good start up time and directory load time. Thunar is accessible using Assistive Technologies and is fully standards compliant.

    • shift-clicking and ctrl-clicking act like most people expect, unlike dolphin, which has some akward +/- system that I never learned, and drove me nuts. Guest • Feb 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Xfce MacPorts XQuartz

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • muCommander

    muCommander is a cross-platform file manager that will run on any operating system which supports Java. It features a Norton Commander style interface to allow easy manipulation of files with many keyboard shortcuts. Pre-compiled builds are available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Solaris, *BSD, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web BSD ... Java

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  • fman

    Brings features from Sublime Text to the file manager niche. Features: a user interface similar to ST, Ctrl/Cmd+P for jumping to any directory, plugins based on the Python programming language

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • trolCommander

    trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager. trolCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface with tabbed navigation and rich functionality. It runs on any operating system with Java support. It supports multiple virtual systems - FTP, SFTP, SMB, NFS, HTTP, Amazon S3, Hadoop HDFS and Bonjour.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Krusader

    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander. It provides all the file management features you could possibly want: extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, advanced search module, an internal viewer/editor, directory synchronisation, file content comparisons, powerful batch renaming and much much more.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux MacPorts XQuartz

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  • SpaceFM

    SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager for Linux with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system, and bash integration. SpaceFM aims to provide a stable, capable file manager with significant customisation capabilities.

    Free 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.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • JumpFm

    JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently. Mac releases can be found at https://github.com/heywoodlh/jumpfm Windows build is not tested yet, so use at your own risk. JumpFm is an Electron based app. It is written in TypeScript. To hack the code all you need is node.js a decent editor and a sass compiler.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 project is to create powerful and user friendly file manager for Unix operating systems.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.6.70, released in November 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • 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 without having to learn a new set of commands.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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, tabs, fast and easy access to archives and remote sites, access ftp sites without third party tools, text viewer, file search, flexible file type system, context menu, volume manager and others.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • lf (file manager)

    lf (list files) is a terminal file manager written in Go programming language. It is inspired by ranger with some missing and extra features. Some of the missing features are deliberately omitted by its developer since he/she thinks "they are better handled by external tools".

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD FreeBSD ... DragonFly BSD NetBSD

  • 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 applications and running smart commands.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 convenience of orthodox file managers (Midnight Commander, Far, etc).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux GNU Emacs

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  • 4pane

    4Pane is a highly configurable dual-pane Linux file manager. The name is derived from the fact that each of the two panes has two sub-panes: one that shows the directory tree pane and the other that shows files in the selected folder (tree node). Although deceptively simple-looking, it has powerful tools.

    Free Open Source Linux

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