File Managers

9 Admirable Graphical File Managers

Last Updated on April 28, 2023

4. Wal Commander


The purpose of this project is to create a multi-platform open source file manager (Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, OS X) mimicking the look-n-feel of Far Manager.

There’s both graphical and console versions, although the graphical version looks very much like a console based application. It uses its own custom user interface libraries.

There’s built-in virtual filesystems (SMB, FTP, and SFTP). Search functionality is fairly basic, but there’s an editor with syntax highlighting, a text viewer, as well as a built-in terminal.

License: MIT License (up to 0.17.0), Closed source freeware since 0.17.0


5. Cloud Commander


We decided to include only one web-based file manager in this feature. There are lots of web-based file managers available, some of which can be very difficult to install. Cloud Commander is really easy to install.

It sports two classic panels, 3 built-in editors with syntax highlighting support, and good archive support. There’s excellent right-click mouse support. There’s no search functionality which is a glaring omission.

It can be used both locally and remotely. Save files to Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Amazon Cloud Drive, OneDrive, Afresco, FTP, WebDAV, and CloudApp.

It’s written in JavaScript / Node.js.

License: MIT License


6. muCommander


muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface.

The software is written in the Java programming language, so the software runs on a wide range of operating systems.

There’s virtual filesystem support for local volumes, FTP, SFTP, SMB, NFS, HTTP, Amazon S3, Hadoop HDFS, and Bonjour.

While it’s still under development, it’s missing fundamental features such as searching for files.

License: GNU General Public License version 3


Next page: Page 3 – TkDesk, JFileProcessor, CFO

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Xfe, trolCommander, Worker
Page 2 – Wal Commander, Cloud Commander, muCommander
Page 3 – TkDesk, JFileProcessor, CFO
Page 4 – Memory comparison
Page 5 – Summary

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