Pantheon Files Alternatives

    Pantheon Files is described as 'The simple, powerful, and sexy file manager from elementary OS' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pantheon Files for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Android, Mac, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is Dolphin File Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pantheon Files are Files (Free, Open Source), Thunar (Free, Open Source), Nemo (Free, Open Source) and One Commander (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. Files (Nautilus) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.
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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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    4. 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.
    5. Free dual-pane file manager for Windows featuring tabs, columns, themes, long filename support, image converter, regex renaming and many other unique features.
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    6. 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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    7. An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.
    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.

      http://www.mate-desktop.org/
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    9. 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.
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    10. Marlin is a new GTK3-based file manager for Linux, pretty slick and fast. Unlike most other file managers Marlin has included the so called "Miller columns" view.
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