4. Double Commander
Here’s another file manager that seeks inspiration from Total Commander, an orthodox file manager that’s widely regarded.
Double Commander supports extensibility via plugins, and it can bind external programs for viewing or editing files. There are lots of plugins available which extend functionality, including content plugins, file system, packer plugins, and viewer plugins.
A really fine file manager that belies its beta status.
License: GNU General Public License v2
Konqueror is a web browser, a file manager, and a universal document viewer. We’re only concerned with its file management aspects in this roundup.
Konqueror is promoted as one of the most advanced file manager for KDE. Konqueror was replaced as the default file manager for KDE SC 4, but it’s still the default web browser and can be used as an alternative file manager for power users.
For file management it uses the Dolphin KPart, and so offers the same functionality of Dolphin.
Using the underlying KDE technologies, Konqueror accesses many types of remote machines, and offers a good range of features including split views, tabbed browsing, service menus, full featured embedded terminal shell, and more. For some operations, Konqueror offers undo functionality.
As a file manager, Konqueror often gets overlooked. We don’t recommend it these days for web browsing (Chrome and Firefox dominate that market), but as a file manager, you might be surprised about the Konqueror’s versatility.
License: GNU General Public License v2 or higher
6. Deepin File Manager
Deepin File Manager (Deepin FM) bills itself as a “powerful & easy-to-use file managing tool”. It strives to offer a classical style file manager that offers innovation.
When it comes to style, there’s not many file managers that outclass Deep FM’s interface. There’s a pretty good range of features including breadcrumb bar, tabs, bookmarks, file sharing, accessing computers in LAN, opening file/folder in Terminal.
Currently it does not support script extensions. It would also be useful to have plugins offering integration with services like Dropbox and git.
License: GNU General Public License v3.0
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Krusader, Dolphin, PCManFM-Qt
Page 2 – Double Commander, Konqueror, Deepin File Manager
Page 3 – File Commander, Dfilemanager, ElokabFM
Page 4 – Insight, Qtfm, Yefm
Page 5 – NewBreeze, theFile, Liri Files
Page 6 – Memory comparison
Page 7 – Summary