pfm is a terminal-based file manager written in Perl. All pfm commands can be invoked with one- or two-key commands. It features integration with version control systems, use of the ReadLine library for friendly command line editing, support for executing user-defined commands, colored filenames according to extension or type, a single-file and multiple-file mode, and bookmarks for directories.
muCommander is a cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface that features support for FTP, SFTP, SMB, NFS, HTTP, Amazon S3, Hadoop HDFS, Bonjour/Zeroconf, email attachments, archives in many formats (including Zip, RAR, 7z, GZip, Tar, Bzip2, ISO, NRG, AR, Deb, and LST), bookmarks, credential management, themes, multiple windows, full keyboard control, and many configuration options. It is available in 23 languages.
Ant Commander is a fully configurable file manager. Several file systems are supported: file, zip, FTP, WebDAV, etc. Several kinds of panels are available: directory table, directory tree, text editor, image viewer, HTML viewer, command line, etc. You can configure the menu, the toolbars, the panels, the actions, and more. Several file operation are supported: copy, move, delete, multiple rename, create directory, zip, unzip, etc. External plugins are available to add more skins, for BeanShell, SSH Shell, Telnet, VNC, and more file systems (tar.gz, Samba, etc.). It is skinnable and OS-independent, and has bookmarks, history, many file operations, macros, and more.
Every five minutes, Tumblefile copies all files on your Desktop to a folder such as ~/Documents/2009-07-July/25-Saturday, prepending a timestamp (like 20090727.1645) to the filename. Meanwhile, its little window sits in the system tray. It is a way to automatically keep your Desktop cleared and files organized.
File Commander is a text mode file manager and shell in the style of Norton Commander. It allows you to locate, copy, move, delete, view, edit, and execute your files. Its main display provides dual directory view panels which may be used to view a file list, a directory tree, or volume statistics. A command line is also provided and operates in conjuction with the directory panels to make it much more powerful than a regular CLI. Other features include built in support for archives, Unicode file name support, a built in viewer and editor with syntax highlighting, and Unicode text file support.
Puggle is a desktop search engine that provides full text search over files, folders, music, photos, Web pages, and other data that are stored locally on your computer. Puggle is able to create many different indices, each with a different configuration. For example, you may have a different index for your music collection as well as your documents. Each of them can be used on demand, simply by loading it. Furthermore, Puggle supports indexing of portable devices, like USB flash drives or external hard disks. The index will be stored in the device, using relative paths, allowing you to search over the data very quickly on any computer.
Ranger is a file manager with an ncurses interface. It is designed to give you a broader overview of the file system by displaying previews and backviews, dividing the screen into several columns. The keybindings are similar to those of other console programs like vim, mutt, or ncmpcpp, so the usage will be intuitive and efficient.