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    Nemo Alternatives

    Nemo is described as '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' and is a popular File Manager in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nemo for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Android, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nemo are Total Commander (Freemium), Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source), GNOME Files (Free, Open Source) and Thunar (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 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.

    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.
      Dolphin File Manager vs Nemo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      jrstrai When it comes to managing files, having more features is always welcome. Dolphin is full featured and doesn't try to hide features from the user.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    3. GNOME Files, 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.
      GNOME Files vs Nemo opinions
      Some users think GNOME Files is a great alternative to Nemo, some don't.
      Nautilus recently removed the type-ahead-find ability and replace it by search as you type.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      It shows images of the photos in a large format easier to identify, very clean and clear interface, also similar to nemo, just better.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    4. 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.
      Thunar vs Nemo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Much faster and snappier than Nemo (Mint 17.3), automatically imports bookmarks from Nema in Linux Mint
      Positive comment about 6 years ago


    5. An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.
    6. Index is a convergent file manager, it the user with a simple way to navigate and manage files. Index incorporates features such as miller columns, embedded terminal, split views, file previews, experimental WebDAV support, tags.
    7. Polo is a modern, light-weight file manager for Linux with support for multiple panes and tabs; support for archives, and much more.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      X File Explorer (Xfe) is an MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued, X Win Commander, originally developed by Maxim Baranov.
    8. Caja is a fork of Nautilus from GNOME 2 and is native to the MATE Desktop Environment. It is a file manager like the Windows Explorer (not to confuse with Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge), but for Unix/BSD and Linux.
      Caja vs Nemo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's Nemo with a different alias, since both are forks of Nautilus!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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