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QtFM Alternatives

QtFM is described as 'Lightweight Linux/BSD File Manager' and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to QtFM for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like QtFM are Dolphin File Manager, Midnight Commander, GNOME Files and Thunar.

QtFM alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of QtFM.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Lightweight Linux/BSD File Manager.

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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.

    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
  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.


  3. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

  4. GNOME Files icon

    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.

  5. Thunar icon


    • 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

  6. Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions:

    Main Window
  7. 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.

    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
  8. Nemo icon


    • 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.

  9. PCMan File Manager icon

    PCMan File Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

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

  10. SpaceFM icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager for Linux with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system, and bash integration. SpaceFM aims to provide a stable, capable file manager with significant customisation capabilities.

    With big previews/thumbnails
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