GNOME Commander Alternatives

    GNOME Commander is described as '"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' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GNOME Commander for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNOME Commander are Total Commander (Freemium), QTTabBar (Free), Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source) and Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      It is a file manager for UNIX-like operating systems. It uses a simple and efficient interface pioneered by Norton Commander, in the 1980s.
    1. My Commander (MyCO) is "the smallest - smartest - fastest file manager in the world", for Windows. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.
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    2. Saladin is an open source dual-pane file manager for Windows which merges the capabilities of Windows Explorer with the well known and easy to use orthodox user interface.


      Last version is from May 2017. See here:

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    3. SpeedCommander is a comfortable file manager. It builds on the proven two window technology and offers a multitude of exclusive features. Sort, copy, move or delete your files either using the keyboard or the mouse.
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    4. Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.


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

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    5. File management utility and image viewer. The program has an effective split screen interface with two directory views or a directory view and a file viewer. The image viewer can launch MeeSoft Image Analyzer for editing images.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      ExplorerXP is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE file manager for Windows 2000/XP. Unlike the regular Windows Explorer, it displays the total size of each folder and allows you to browse multiple folders from a tabbed interface.


      Old and discontinued, important features such as right click menu not working in Windows 10

    6. 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 accurate).
    7. Allows you to view files of various formats from your disk. Supported file formats: Books: PDF, EPUB. Documents: DOCX, XLSX, GLB, GLTF, TXT and other text files. Comics: CBR, CBT, CBZ. Audio: MP3, WAV. Video: MP4, AVI, MKV, WEBM. Images: PNG, JPG.
      • Mac
      Xfile is a completely Cocoa and Unix based file manager for the OS X operating system written for professional developers and system/network administrators.
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