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.

Dolphin supports a dual-pane view but also file browsing in tabs. It has a filter tab that allows to filter large amounts of files quickly according to an expression (e.g. *.pdf would only display the *-pdf-files in the directory displayed).

Archives of all sorts (e.g. zip, rar, gzip, 7zip) can be displayed as folders. Quick rename operations are possible with tight integration with KRename via an "Actions" context menu.
Preview mode for many filetypes available.

It can easily be extended with different service support for YouTube, DropBox, tumblr et. al.



Supported Platforms

Linux KDE

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Links to official Dolphin File Manager sites

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Built-in Terminal Dual Pane Support File Compression File management File preview Integrated Terminal Emulator KDE Plasma integration Lightweight Network protocols Image Preview File Renaming Split-screen view Splitted view SSH Tabbed interface Tabs Thumbnails Tree view Add a feature


File Management File Sharing


file-copying file-explorer file-transfer-protocol filter-files find-files ftp-client scp-client uncompress


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Dolphin is the most powerful but still usable and overseeable file manager I know. Extendable and configurable, having all sort of features for all sorts of things. Even supports all kinds of network...

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