When comparing Caja vs ForkLift 3, the Slant community recommends ForkLift 3 for most people. In the question“What are the best Total Commander alternatives for Linux and OSX?” ForkLift 3 is ranked 9th while Caja is ranked 14th.
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Pro Caja script extension makes it more useful
Caja script extension adds your script in script menu, then passes the file name as a parameter. This allows you to run operation which is not included in Caja.
Pro Allows you to access remote or local locations
You can click the Files entry in the panel to access a specific location (remote or local), connect to a certain server (FTP, SFTP, SAMBA, etc.), access your bookmarks, open a new window, as well as to change its default functionality.
Pro Easy to configure
Pro Open or run as administrator in the right-click-menu of the mouse.
Pro It has a reasonable set of features, out of the box
Not too much cluttered, but enough customizable.
Pro Easily toggle hidden files
Pro Optional dark UI
In addition to the default Mac gray UI, Forklift 3 offers an alternate "Dark Mode" featuring light text elements against dark backgrounds.
Pro Rewritten in Swift
Forklift 3 is a significant update from FL2, having been rewritten entirely in Swift.
Pro Connect to and mount lots of storage options
FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP, NFS, VNC, etc.
Pro Best UX/UI'd file manager on the market
It's just a perfectly crafted app, try and enjoy
Pro Built-in application remover
Con Frequently very slow to transfer multiple small files
Folders move fine, but it chokes on files, where other browsers take seconds.
Con Mostly unconfigurable
There are not many ways to configure Caja to fit your needs. Besides what can be seen in the settings button you can't configure it further.