When comparing Pantheon Files vs Deepin File Manager, the Slant community recommends Deepin File Manager for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux file managers?” Deepin File Manager is ranked 11th while Pantheon Files is ranked 18th.
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Pro Easy to use
Pantheon files (like the Pantheon IDE) is very stylish and minimal. It's minimal and very easy to use. The most useful commands are there in plain sight, on the toolbar or the sidebar.
Pro supports natural sorting of file names
Dolphin and Deepin File Manager support it, too.
Pro Send files and folders to external drives just from the right click menu
Pro Supports natural sorting of file names
The only other file manager that supports this is Dolphin.
Pro Beautiful UI
Pro Written in Qt
Pro Has dark theme support
Was missing basic network connect features when Loki launched.
Con Not very advanced
Pantheon files (like Elementary OS itself) does not offer many advanced features since it's mostly aimed at beginners.
Con Unstable software, not a file-manager
really, really dangerous stuff.
Crashes and take your work/files into the nowhere - aware.
Con Not intunitive
In some instances it is impossible to create a new folder. There just isn't right-click option or icon for it anywhere.
Con Extensions not supported
Currently it does not support script extensions. It would be more useful having plugin to integrate with Dropbox and git.
Kind of in between nautilus and pcmanfm.
Con Lack of compact view mode
No compact view with small icons, labels to the right, and multiple dynamically sized columns. This is a standard UI idiom. What is their rationale to not support it?