I'm looking for a graphical file manager fro OS X, for console Midnight Commander is ok.
I need two panels, function keys operations and preferably FTP and SCP support.
Also, it would be great to be free.
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Although not free, I have been using Path Finder for years and love it dearly. Two features I like the most from this applications are:
This is a graphical, dual-panel file manager with support for operations (copy, move, delete). This software has built-in support for SSH and FTP. This is not free software but you can download a demo version from the program site.
Double Commander is inspired by Total Commander, and is a cross-platform application that works well on OSX (I'm running on Yosemite, 10.10.5, Early 2015 Macbook).
It is highly configurable (in the screenshot, compared with "out of the box", I have configured the free-space display, enabled the left-sidebar tree view, added zebra-stripes, and used Linux Bionlinum as the display font). A partial feature list from the website:
It has recently (as of this posting) reached 0.7 and was noted on Webupd8 where a bit of a review plus more description can be found.
For those Mac users who like their apps "pretty", this interface will probably leave something to be desired. For those accustomed to using "commander"-like file managers on Windows or Linux, but now are on Macs ... it is a treat!
Xmander is a simple dual panel file manager with a hex file viewer. You can browse through all your system's files, including the hidden and perform the basic file operations like move, copy, trash or create directory.
Simple and fast file manager for basic tasks like copying, moving and managing files.
Limited functionality at the moment:
PS: I'm neither developer or affiliated with this software.
Cloud Commander is orthodox web file manager for Mac OS, Windows and Linux.
Surprised I haven't seen it mentioned, Disk Order has been around since 2003. My personal choice, can do (S)FTP and all the operation expected from a dual pane file manager in a keyboard friendly way – unlike some of the Finder spin-offs.
Not free though and lately updates haven't been happening that often.
There is Commander One (shareware) as well with dual panes, built in Terminal Emulator and lots of Cloud Drives.
I have recently noticed XCommander in the Mac App Store. It has classic NortonCommander keybindings, so it's already more usable than PathFinder and Transmit.
Sadly it has a long way to go to reach TotalCommander standards. No multiple tabs, no quicklook.
What I like though is that it's new and it gets the keybindings right from the start. This is promising.
Total Commander works on macOS under Wine. By far not the same experience as on a windows box, but adding this answer here for the sake of completeness.
The procedure is not complicated, but requires some dependencies which you might have already installed for other purposes:
brew cask install xquartz
brew install wine
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/totalcmd/TOTALCMD64.EXE(if you installed under the default path).
For some reason latest versions of wine do not enable font antialiasing by default. It can be enabled with winetricks by doing
brew install winetricks and then running
winetricks settings fontsmooth=rgb in the terminal.
It might be possible that certain things, i.e. TC plugins might not work with the 64bit version of Wine. In that case you might want to try with the 32bit version under a 32bit version of wine.
Note: An alternative way to do this without having to type in the terminal could be https://www.playonmac.com.