Midnight Commander Alternatives

    Midnight Commander is described as 'GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software' and is a very popular File Manager in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Midnight Commander for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Midnight Commander are FileZilla (Freemium, Open Source), Total Commander (Freemium), QTTabBar (Free) and Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 2021

    1. Files (Nautilus) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.
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      not two-panelled, not console
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems.
      Far Manager vs Midnight Commander opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Far Manager is a great alternative to Midnight Commander.
      At first glance the interface looks identical.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    3. 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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      Because it is for X, I need a clear console alternative. Like Norton Commander VS Far VS Dos Navigator.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    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.
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    5. 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
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    6. Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.
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    7. ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening particular files.
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    8. An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.
    9. xplorer² is a desktop file manager combining the simplicity of Windows explorer with the speed and efficiency of traditional dual pane file managers.
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    10. 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...).
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