File Managers

Sunflower – small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager

Sunflower is a small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager with support for plugins.

It’s designed to integrate well with the GNOME desktop environment, but it works with other desktop environments.

Sunflower is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Customizable – highly configurable.
  • Easy to use tabbed interface which uses GTK3.
  • Sessions – set of tabs for every occasion.
  • Emblems – visually mark files and directories for quick reference.
  • Built-in terminal – quick access to command line interface through terminal tabs, VTE, or external.
  • Full multithreading support.
  • Optimized for keyboard users.
  • MTP, Gphoto2 and GIO Provider to handle Android phones and other multimedia devices.
  • Context menu items to copy path or file name of selected item.
  • Support for GVFS archive mounts.
  • Lock session.
  • Archive support.
  • Right-click drag and drop with options “Copy”, “Move”, “Link”.
  • Multiple file system monitor.

Support: Mailing List, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Mladen Mijatov and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Sunflower is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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