SpaceFM is a free and open source software project designed to act as both a desktop manager and file manager for Linux/UNIX-like operating systems who want to use one of those lightweight desktop environments/window managers, such as Openbox of Fluxbox.
Features at a glance
SpaceFM provides built-in VFS (Virtual File System), Bash integration, customizable menu system, as well as HAL- or udev-based device manager. Because of its speed, flexibility and stability, SpaceFM is quite popular among novice and power users alike.
It works great with any desktop environment or window manager that supports the GTK+GUI toolkit and the requirements listed at the end of the description. SpaceFM mounts ISO files and network filesystems, and it is extensible, allowing users to tweak it until it looks and feel the way you want it.
Offers a very simple and uncluttered GUI
The application’s graphical user interface (GUI) is designed with minimalist look and feel, allowing the user to focus on what’s important, managing his or her files. It offers basic file management functionality, such as copy, cut and paste of both files and folders, rename of files and folders, bookmark of files and folders, etc.
When using SpaceFM, users will be able to find files or folders as the type words in the main window, create links, change permissions to both folders and individual files, as well as to manage default actions and MIME file types.
Supported operating systems
The software has been successfully tested with numerous GNU/Linux distributions and it is included by default in the default software repositories of some of the most popular Linux kernel-based operating systems.
Its source tarball is distributed on Softpedia, free of charge, for courageous users who want to optimize the application for its computer architecture and OS. Both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms are supported at this time.