Polo File Manager is described as 'Polo is a modern, light-weight file manager for Linux with support for multiple panes and tabs; support for archives, and much more. Features:' and is a File Manager in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Polo File Manager for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Android, Xfce and Mac. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Polo File Manager are Total Commander (Freemium), Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source), Directory Opus (Paid) and Q-Dir (Free).
Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. Some features include a built-in FTP client, file compare, archive file navigation, and a multi-rename tool with regular expression support.
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.
Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadro-View (4 panes) technique. You dont have to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system. No!
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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xlin Faster (and more effective for older, low-resource machines), but devoid of split panes.