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. Moroshka File Manager is the classic two windows file manager focused on elegant user interface, usability and sets of unique features: - Files are presented in views, may be quickly sorted and filtered. Brief mode simplify the presentation the content of folders.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from May 2011 but the software can still be downloaded on the Apple App Store.

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    2. File Explorer Pro is a free, secure tool that helps you find file faster, manage files easily, powerful file manager with a clean, and intuitive interface. You can easily find how many files & apps you have on your device at a glance instantly.
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    3. Description: Manager for Files - smart file explorer for your Windows device! Using it you can browse your files, find downloads, work with file archives, sort files by their properties, manage your storage space, and a lot more.
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    4. Frigate3 is a handy file manager with built-in file viewers, handy utilities, and a wealth of other options that make managing and browsing through files easy.

      Discontinued

      Last version 3.36 is from December 2008 but can still bought on the website.

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    5. DCommander is a two-pane file manager that gives you full control over your computer's filesystem.
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    6. The Sunrise Commander is a richly featured double-pane file manager for the Emacs editor that combines the power of dired and the convenience of orthodox file managers (Midnight Commander, Far, etc).
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    7. Rename, move, copy, delete, and otherwise manage multiple files. Rename multiple files according to the rules and pattern you specify using powerful editor with syntax highlighting. Copy, move files to folders specified using absolute/relative paths.
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    8. Magellan Explorer is an advanced, yet easy to use, Windows file manager based on the powerful dual window pane concept. Previous users of the Norton Commander file manager and similar tools will feel right at home.

      Discontinued

      This has not been updated since 2009.

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    9. gentoo is a two-pane file manager for the X Window System. gentoo lets the user do (almost) all of the configuration and customizing from within the program itself.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer developed and updated. Last version, 0.20.7, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded and bought from SourceForge.

    10. Lightweight file manager using Qt. - Desktop (theme/applications/mime) integration - Customizable interface - Powerful custom command system - Customizable key bindings - Drag & drop functionality - Tabs - Udisks support - System tray daemon
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