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 Nov 29, 2021

    1. Native port of Far Manager to Linux and MacOS.
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    2. 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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    3. Camelot is cross-platform dual-panel file manager written in C#.
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    4. 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.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from May 2017. See here: https://saladin.mimec.org/news

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    5. Tux Commander is a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.

      Discontinued

      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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    6. 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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    7. Dos Navigator Open Source Project is dedicated for development of the popular file shell Dos Navigator (DN) through collective efforts of an open group of programmers.

      Discontinued

      Hasn't been maintained in 10 years.

    8. 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).
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
      noice, a blazing-fast lightweight terminal file browser with easy keyboard shortcuts for navigation, opening files and running tasks. noice is developed considering terminal based systems. There is no config file and mime associations are hard-coded.
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      • 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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