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GNOME Files Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to GNOME Files for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Midnight Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GNOME Files and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to GNOME Files are Thunar, Forklift, Finder and JumpFm.

GNOME Files alternatives are mainly File Managers but 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.
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  • Linux
  • MacPorts
  • XQuartz

GNOME Files, formerly known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, giving the user a simple way...

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  1. Midnight Commander icon

    Midnight Commander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • MacPorts
    98 alternatives to Midnight Commander 

    GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. Its a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files...

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    1.  LightweightMidnight Commander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. Thunar icon

    Thunar

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    77 alternatives to Thunar 

    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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    1.  MP3 / ID3 RenamingThunar allows you to batch rename MP3 files through the use of ID3 metadata.
    2.  Batch Rename FilesThunar supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
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    Almost everyone thinks Thunar is a great alternative to GNOME Files.


  3. Forklift icon

    Forklift

    • Mac
    108 alternatives to Forklift 

    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. All these features are beautifully integrated into a sophisticated, yet easy to use Cocoa based...

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    1.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    2.  Command line interfaceForklift either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Dark ModeForklift supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Side Bar *
Dual Panes for easy navigation *
Preview Panel - Live Preview *
Icon View, List View, Column View *
Dropbox Integration - Copy Dropbox link *
Show Hidden Files
    File Transfer Tool for Mac * FTP Client * SFTP Client * WebDAV Client * Amazon S3 Client * Backblaze B2 client * Google Drive Client * Rackspace CloudFiles Client *  SMB Client * AFP Client * NFS  Client * VNC Client * You can save remote Connections as Favorites * You can use ForkLift Mini in the Menu bar to mount Saved Connections * You can use ForkLift Mini to drop Files to Saved Connections
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    Finder

    132 alternatives to Finder 

    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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  5. JumpFm icon

    JumpFm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    108 alternatives to JumpFm 

    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.

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    1.  Dark ModeJumpFm supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Discontinued

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

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    Spacedrive

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    54 alternatives to Spacedrive 

    Organize files across many devices in one place. From cloud services to offline hard drives, Spacedrive combines the storage capacity and processing power of your devices into one personal distributed cloud, that is both secure and intuitive to use.

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    cryo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to cryo 

    cryo is a visual file manager with free encrypted peer to peer file transfer capabilities and dual-pane mode.

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    FE File Explorer

    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    118 alternatives to FE File Explorer 

    The one-stop files solution.

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  9. HiFile icon

    HiFile

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    35 alternatives to HiFile 

    HiFile is the next evolution of file managers. Its mission is to boost your productivity every time you are working with your files or folders. It aims to be better in every aspect - more practical, more versatile, more efficient, more elegant, more customizable, more fun.

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    1.  Works OfflineHiFile can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Dark ModeHiFile supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  LightweightHiFile consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Classical dual-pane user interface
    Integrated image, text and binary viewers
  10. Magican File icon

    Magican File

    34 alternatives to Magican File 

    Magican File is a professional program for Mac OS X that let you search and manage files on your disks.

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    Discontinued

    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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