#File Manager

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Top 23 File Manager Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo nerdtree

    A tree explorer plugin for vim.

    Project mention: Setting up Vim for Python | dev.to | 2021-06-14

    Next, It would be great if we install a file manager for managing the files and folders in the code directories. We can simply use the Nerdtree plugin for this. NerdTree is quite a fantastic plugin for file management in Vim. It simply makes Vim feel like VS Code. The installation and docs can be found here NERDTree.

  • GitHub repo nnn

    n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager

    Project mention: Looking for a file manager having a similar feature to the preview pane similar to Windows; Helping somebody switch. | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 2021-06-14

    If you are the adventurous type, try nnn.

  • GitHub repo Files

    A modern file explorer that pushes the boundaries of the platform.

    Project mention: Thoughts? Dope on Nope [📷 Credits Files for Windows] | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-06-09
  • GitHub repo ranger

    A VIM-inspired filemanager for the console

    Project mention: How is "window swallowing" configured on ranger? (And the type of files to be "swallowed") | reddit.com/r/ranger | 2021-06-16

    Here are some parts of ranger guide, that can be useful for you: [Selection, Macros, Tags](https://github.com/ranger/ranger/wiki/Official-User-Guide#Selection-Macros-Tags-)

  • GitHub repo Filestash

    🦄 A modern web client for SFTP, S3, FTP, WebDAV, Git, Minio, LDAP, CalDAV, CardDAV, Mysql, Backblaze, ...

    Project mention: Web-based collaborative file manager with external auth and storage backend | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-05-13

    That said there's something that I found that looks similar to what I'm looking for, and it's called [filestash](https://www.filestash.app/), but it doesn't seem to support OneDrive as a backend nor external auth. Nextcloud also seems to support some external backends, but not OneDrive aswell, but it does seem to support external auth.

  • GitHub repo electerm

    📻Terminal/ssh/sftp client(linux, mac, win)

    Project mention: Electerm – Terminal/SSH/sftp client (Linux, mac, win) | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-06
  • GitHub repo lf

    Terminal file manager

    Project mention: How to set default apps? | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 2021-06-13

    Bonus question: Does anyone know how to preview pdf's in lf file manager? I can see that it can be done in this video but when I preview pdfs it just says 'binary'.

  • GitHub repo fff

    📁 A simple file manager written in bash.

    Project mention: CliFM: A KISS, non-curses and full-featured terminal file manager written entirely in C | reddit.com/r/C_Programming | 2021-06-14

    Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but check https://github.com/dylanaraps/fff for much more kiss approach to a fm.

  • GitHub repo tinyfilemanager

    The best web based PHP File Manager in single file, Manage your files efficiently and easily with tinyfilemanager

    Project mention: Hosting Video Files for a different platform | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-03-08
  • GitHub repo vifm

    Vifm is a file manager with curses interface, which provides Vi[m]-like environment for managing objects within file systems, extended with some useful ideas from mutt.

    Project mention: Which is your preferred way of finding all occurences? | reddit.com/r/linuxmemes | 2021-06-01

    Normally I'm in vifm when I'm navigating through my directories, so: :find word.

  • GitHub repo MaterialFiles

    Material Design file manager for Android

    Project mention: How do I move files and pictures from my work profile to my main profile? | reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO | 2021-06-14

    That's very weird, I am able to send files from my personal profile throught whatsapp in the work profile, I recommend you to use Material Files file explorer ( F-Droid GitHub )

  • GitHub repo explorerplusplus

    Explorer++ is a lightweight and fast file manager for Windows

    Project mention: So tired of Windows explorer. Will it ever get "fixed"? | reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-05-02

    There's also Explorer++ if you want something that's designed to be basically a better version of the stock Explorer.

  • GitHub repo pwndrop

    Self-deployable file hosting service for red teamers, allowing to easily upload and share payloads over HTTP and WebDAV.

  • GitHub repo defx.nvim

    :file_folder: The dark powered file explorer implementation

    Project mention: Vimfiler commands | reddit.com/r/SpaceVim | 2021-05-22

    Hi! Vimfiler is here https://github.com/Shougo/vimfiler.vim and maybe you can find some documentation there. But as you can see from the README, Vimfiler project is no more actively maintained. You can switch to Defx (https://github.com/Shougo/defx.nvim) that is supported by SpaceVim.

  • GitHub repo chadtree

    File manager for Neovim. Better than NERDTree.

    Project mention: I just put a huge amount of time into CHADTree (NERDTree competitor) | reddit.com/r/neovim | 2021-01-21

    I think it's just "github" see bottom of page https://github.com/ms-jpq/chadtree/blob/chad/docs/THEME.md - wouldn't mind to tweak that since the blue looks odd on dark background.

  • GitHub repo Simple-File-Manager

    Easy app for managing your files without ads, respecting your privacy & security

    Project mention: SIMPLE FILE MANAGER (ANDROID) | reddit.com/r/OpenSourceApps | 2021-05-06

    Project website: https://www.simplemobiletools.com/filemanager/

  • GitHub repo filegator

    Powerful Multi-User File Manager

  • GitHub repo sdmaid-public

    SD Maid is an Android app that helps you manage files and apps.

    Project mention: Feature request | reddit.com/r/sdmaid | 2021-05-22

    Hi, friendly volunteer Spirit here! As a user myself, I think it’s also a cool idea. Why not drop your ideas in his GitHub issue tracker and wait for his response. :) thx Here’s the link: https://github.com/d4rken/sdmaid-public/issues

  • GitHub repo rcx

    Rclone for Android

    Project mention: Uploading data from smartphone to VPS | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-05-13

    On my computer, I use rclone and it's great. There is a port for Android which even has a gui. Looks interesting although I have not used it myself.

  • GitHub repo nnn.vim

    File manager for vim/neovim powered by n³

    Project mention: Terminal file manager nnn v4.1 Sake released! | reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-06-02

    You'll invoke it as a floating window. See nnn.vm for usage.

  • GitHub repo joshuto

    ranger-like terminal file manager written in Rust

    Project mention: xplr - A hackable, minimal, fast TUI file explorer | dev.to | 2021-04-20


  • GitHub repo FileX

    Simple File Explorer made with Flutter(WIP) (by JideGuru)

    Project mention: Android File manager made with Flutter improved | reddit.com/r/FlutterDev | 2021-04-05
  • GitHub repo Video-Hub-App

    Official repository for Video Hub App

    Project mention: FFmpeg 4.4 | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-09

    Huge thank you to FFmpeg -- it's the core of my app's functionality: extract screenshots and show them to users in a neat gallery. Specifically - it can with 1 command line argument grab a dozen or two (user choice) screenshots at even intervals (my choice) and stitch them together into one long horizontal jpg file (adding black bars if ratio isn't what I want). AMAZING!

    Video Hub App - https://videohubapp.com/

    MIT open source too: https://github.com/whyboris/Video-Hub-App

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-06-16.


What are some of the best open-source File Manager projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 nerdtree 15,421
2 nnn 11,640
3 Files 10,915
4 ranger 9,829
5 Filestash 4,653
6 electerm 3,339
7 lf 3,275
8 fff 3,229
9 tinyfilemanager 2,333
10 vifm 1,596
11 MaterialFiles 1,291
12 explorerplusplus 1,240
13 pwndrop 1,026
14 defx.nvim 966
15 chadtree 713
16 Simple-File-Manager 695
17 filegator 691
18 sdmaid-public 633
19 rcx 522
20 nnn.vim 461
21 joshuto 393
22 FileX 332
23 Video-Hub-App 289