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    Sunflower Alternatives

    Sunflower is described as 'Open source, small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plug-ins. Main goal is to create easy to use and powerful file manager seamlessly integrated into Gnome desktop environment' and is a File Manager in the File Management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Sunflower for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Cygwin. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sunflower are Total Commander (Freemium), Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source), FreeCommander (Freemium) and ranger (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 29, 2021
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    • Linux
    Open source, small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plug-ins. Main goal is to...
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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.

    2. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
    3. FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows. Here you can find all the necessary functions to manage your data stock.
    4. ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening particular files.
      ranger vs Sunflower opinions
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      Deviated Column view, similar to Finder's, but better.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago


    5. The most modern dual-pane file manager. For Windows, Mac and Linux.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      • BSD
      • Java
      muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).
    6. JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently.


      The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.

    7. Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Worker is a file manager for the X Window System on UN*X with low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries). The directories and files are shown in two independent panels (similar to Midnight Commander).
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