Vifm Alternatives

    Vifm is described as 'file manager with curses interface, which provides Vi[m]-like environment for managing objects within file systems, extended with some useful ideas from mutt' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Vifm for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Vifm are Total Commander (Freemium), Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source), Dolphin File Manager (Free, Open Source) and XYplorer (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

    1. 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. Mac releases can be found at .
      • 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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    2. Initially forked from noice, nnn is a super fast and resource-sensitive, terminal-based file browser. FEATURES - Mode-based navigation (basic, detail, disk usage analyzer). - Navigate-as-you-type mode with auto-select.
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    3. TotalFinder works like the normal Finder but adds tabs, dual panel, colored labels and other features. My goal is to improve Finder in a few areas where it is lacking but keep the general design. Features: - Colored labels: Brings full colors back into El Capitan.
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    4. FenrirFS is a file management software where you can easily view everything in 3 different modes and manage any kind of file using labels.
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      • 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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    5. Two-panel interface File Manager.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Vim
      The NERDTree is a file system explorer for the Vim editor. Using this plugin, users can visually browse complex directory hierarchies, quickly open files for reading or editing, and perform basic file system operations.
    6. Nomad.NET is a powerful dual-pane file manager complete with breadcrumbs, thumbnails, integration with explorer plugins, and even support for multiple tabs.

      Discontinued

      Last release is from 2016. See here: http://www.nomad-net.info/news

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    7. UltraExplorer is a Windows Explorer replacement that will change the way you think about file management. Other Explorer replacement applications duplicate the same old paradigm introduced by Microsoft in Windows 95.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.3.0, released in July 2009, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.

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