Files Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Files for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Files and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Files are Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source), Thunar (Free, Open Source), Forklift (Paid) and Finder (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 2021

    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.
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      Most users think Double Commander is a great alternative to Files.
      H66m9d It have more option and flexibility than Nautilus
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    2. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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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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      Almost everyone thinks Thunar is a great alternative to Files.
    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. The Finder is the first thing that you see when your Mac finishes starting up. It opens automatically and stays open as you use other apps. It includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen and the desktop below that.
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    6. JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently. Mac releases can be found at .


      The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.

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      The file solution FE File Explorer is a powerful file manager app on macOS, iOS, Android and tvOS. It can access files not only on local storage, but also on your computer, NAS and cloud storages. Transfer files from any location to any location.
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    7. Magican File is a professional program for Mac OS X that let you search and manage files on your disks.


      The company seems to be abandoned: no news since 2013. Last version, 1.1.0, released in June 2011, can be still downloaded from Apple Appstore.

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    8. CRAX Commander is dual-pane file manager with approachable user interface. It is integrated with Subversion and it has built-in FTP/FTPS, SFTP/SSH,WebDAV,SMB,AFP client functionality.
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    9. Total Manager is Total Commander for Mac version - an all-in-one app to manage loads of files in an efficient way. Total Manager = Archiver / Unarchiver with Password encryption + Photo Viewer + Videos,Audios Player + FTP, SFTP Client + .


      The last version 3.8.0 is from February 2017 but can still be bought from the Apple App Store.

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