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    GNOME Files Alternatives

    GNOME Files is described as 'formerly known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files' and is a very popular File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GNOME Files for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNOME Files are Total Commander, Dolphin File Manager, Midnight Commander and Files.

    GNOME Files is mainly a File Manager but alternatives to it may also be FTP Clients or File Renamers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNOME Files.
    This page was last updated May 9, 2022
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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.
      Double Commander vs GNOME Files opinions
      Most users think Double Commander is a great alternative to GNOME Files.
      davidjuniorsaylor Way more features and way more customization.
      Positive comment 18 days ago

      H66m9d It have more option and flexibility than Nautilus
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago


    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.
      Almost everyone thinks Dolphin File Manager is a great alternative to GNOME Files.
    3. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
    4. Files is a file manager which leverages the latest features of the Windows platform including Fluent Design, seamless updates, and APIs which enable the performance and lifecycle behavior that users expect.

    5. File Explorer (Windows 10), previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It is sometimes referred to as the Windows shell, explorer.
    6. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Thunar is a great alternative to GNOME Files.
    7. Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions:
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      Nemo is the official file manager for the Linux Mint operating system running the Cinnamon desktop. It re-introduced several features removed from the file manager Nautilus, from which it originated.
      Nemo vs GNOME Files opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nemo is a great alternative to GNOME Files.
      It was developed as an alternative
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    8. 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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