Shallot Alternatives

    Shallot is described as 'file manager with the maximum degree of flexibility and customizability' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Shallot for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Xfce, MacPorts, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Midnight Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Shallot are Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source), Files (Free, Open Source), Thunar (Free, Open Source) and PCMan File Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 2021

    1. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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    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.
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    3. 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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    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.
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    5. An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • 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.
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    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.
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    7. GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      "My Files" manages all the files on your smartphone, just like a file explorer on your computer. You can also manage files stored on SD cards, USB drives and files in the cloud storage connected with your smartphone at the same time. New features in My Files
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      It is a file manager for UNIX-like operating systems. It uses a simple and efficient interface pioneered by Norton Commander, in the 1980s.
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