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Pantheon Files Alternatives

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

Pantheon Files alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be File Renamers or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pantheon Files.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

The simple, powerful, and sexy file manager from elementary OS.

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  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. 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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    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.

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    Thunar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz

    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.

    Default icon view with favourites side pane and button path bar
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    Nemo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    PCMan File Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.

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  7. Finder icon

    Finder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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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    Caja

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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    Spacedrive

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  10. Marlin is a new GTK3-based file manager for Linux, pretty slick and fast.

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