File Managers

Qt File Managers Roundup: Excellent Ways to Manage your Filesystem

13. NewBreeze


NewBreeze is billed as a fast and lightweight file manager.

Things get off to a good start with a helpful set-up wizard. The wizard helps new users configure things like grouping, view mode, filtering folders, case-sensitive sorting, and file previews.

IconOverlays and Extended IO improve the user experience. The latter lets you copy/move files and directories to another location without leaving the current folder. There’s plenty of other welcome touches such as the breadcrumbs navigation bar, custom actions, and a plugin system support.

We experienced quite a few crashes with this file manager, more so than any other covered here. We’re not a fan of the user interface either. So this one is really difficult to recommend particularly given there are so many superior file managers available.

License: GNU General Public License v3.0


14. theFile


There’s little we can say about theFile except to note it’s a really simple file manager. The grid layout is unusual but not unwelcome.

It’s far too basic for our needs but at least it has basic file management operations, unlike Liri Files.

It looks like the project has been abandoned given there’s been no development for the last 3 years. But it’s easy to compile.

License: GNU General Public License v2.0


15. Liri Files


Liri files is a simple and easy to use tool to access and organize files. It’s the default file manager for the Liri operating system.

We cannot recommend using Liri. While visually it looks quite reasonable, there’s very little in its favor. It lacks even basic file management features let alone anything else. At least there’s search functionality even if it’s very limited.

License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Next page: Page 6 – Memory comparison

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

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