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Far Manager Alternatives for Mac

Far Manager is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Midnight Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Far Manager and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Far Manager are GNOME Files, Thunar, Forklift and fman.

Far Manager alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Far Manager.
This page was last updated May 29, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

    Almost everyone thinks Midnight Commander is a great alternative to Far Manager.
  2. GNOME Files, formerly known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.



  3. 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.

  4. 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 Bluetooth.

  5. fman

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The most modern dual-pane file manager. For Windows, Mac and Linux.



  6. muCommander

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Java

    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).

  7. Finder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    The Finder is the first thing that you see when your Mac finishes starting up. It opens automatically and stays open as you use other apps. It includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen and the desktop below that.

  8. JumpFm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell

    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.

    Discontinued

    The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.

  9. Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way.

    Commander One vs Far Manager opinions
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    Hotkeys messed up. No proper command line support.

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  10. trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager.

    Discontinued

    Last update is from December 29th, 2016.

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