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. Vifm is a file manager with curses interface, which provides Vi[m]-like environment for managing objects within file systems, extended with some useful ideas from mutt.
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    2. FenrirFS is a file management software where you can easily view everything in 3 different modes and manage any kind of file using labels.
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    3. 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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    4. trolCommander - fork of the free and opensource muCommander filemanager.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from December 29th, 2016.

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    5. Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even support for multiple tabs.

      Discontinued

      Last release is from 2016. See here: http://www.nomad-net.info/news

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    6. Index is a convergent file manager, it the user with a simple way to navigate and manage files. Index incorporates features such as miller columns, embedded terminal, split views, file previews, experimental WebDAV support, tags.
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    7. UltraExplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that will change the way you think about file management. Other Explorer replacement applications duplicate the same old paradigm introduced by Microsoft in Windows 95.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.3.0, released in July 2009, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.

    8. lf (list files) is a terminal file manager written in Go programming language.
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    9. WinBrowser features a multi-column interface as used on the Macintosh resulting in the most elegant file manager available for Windows today. Multi-Column advantage

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2, released in 2013 or before, can be still downloaded from the official website. The software is supposed to be a paid software but there's an “Available soon” message on the purchase page since April 2019, so it's currently free.

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    10. GNOME Commander is a "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.
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