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Krusader Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Krusader for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Krusader and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Krusader are Dolphin File Manager, Midnight Commander, Thunar and PCMan File Manager.

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

Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or...

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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
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    Most users think Double Commander is a great alternative to Krusader.

    Has a similar look and feel as Total Commander

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    Freeware, open source, cross platform - simply the best file browser.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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    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
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    PCMan File Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPCMan File Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    fman

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfman can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Demonstration
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    SpaceFM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    With big previews/thumbnails
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeJumpFm supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Discontinued

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

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

    ⚫︎ LightweighttrolCommander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingtrolCommander supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Discontinued

    Last update is from December 29th, 2016.

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  10. Worker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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).

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