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fman Reviews

An unexpected gift. January 07, 2018 by Michael. One of the nice things that happened last week was an fman user writing in to say that 1) fman "is THE BEST SOFTWARE" (sic). And that 2) he would like to send me a $50 tip.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about fman and what they use it for.
  • Best symbols in folder names to pin an important folder up top?
    Use a file browser that supports jumping to a folder by frecency (examples: z (shell extension) or my-dired-recent-dirs() in my dired or for users that prefer graphical UIs). You will find out that you will prefer jumping to navigation when you're familiar with the concept. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: Why aren't there any real alternatives to Electron?
    There are great alternatives. I used Python and Qt to create my file manager [1]. It's a tool that needs to start quickly so Electron was not an option [2]. I open sourced my build system for creating cross-platform desktop apps with it in minutes at 1: 2: - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • Explorer: Move selected files into a new folder (like on MacOS)
    And for the record, I think over the years I learned to like Finder... I guess I like the sheer simplicity (I use fman) and started to love it back in OS 9 and those lovable purple hues :P. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Non-Commercial Licenses Are Non-Free Licenses
    Fman by Matthew Herrmann From what I've gathered, success has been mixed. Duplicacy seems to be doing well based on forum activity and release history. Fman never made much money. If I recall correctly the Fman author was turned off by the number of people who criticized it for being fully open-source and wished he'd stuck with a closed-source full commercial model. I'd like for the open-source... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • State of the Windows, part 2: Did Windows 10 slow down with each feature update?
    Slightly off topic, but I ditched windows explorer for most things years ago. I’ve been using a neat indie app I found called fman. Not affiliated, just a fan - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • What are some ways you use AHK to make life better?
    On a brighter note, I love the simplicity of fman and the plugin system is just Python so is easily extensible. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Loop to create blank text files from A_Loopfield borks.
    Check Double Commander is the closest that I know to Opus (and works in Windows too). I personally use Salamander when in need of a serious commander but y weapon of choice is fman for its fast an minimalist approach. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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