fman is catching on

The Linux release of fman will come out any day now. Until then, I wanted to share some of the press / feedback fman has been getting recently:

GoTo on Steroids, the main feature of the last release, is a great success. Here's what one user wrote about it:

The new GoTo feature is literally the best thing since sliced bread! I love it :)

a happy fman user

What was also great to see was that several more people have written their own plugins. User kek91 for instance has open sourced several of his plugins:

  • ShowKeyBindings lets you quickly see the currently active key bindings.
  • StatusBarExtended makes fman show more information in the status bar, such as the number of files in the current directory.
  • ShowFileProperties displays information (such as total size) for all currently selected files.
  • ListPlugins displays a list of installed fman plugins.


Next, the vision is for fman to become the leading file manager worldwide. As such, it needs a proper web site. Here's what the home page used to look like:

In order to do fman's aspirations a little more justice, I fleshed out the home page. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like now. My favorite part is definitely the rocket.

The redesigned home page made it possible for fman to be featured on BetaList, a site that lets early adopters discover tomorrow's startups. fman was so popular among BetaList visitors that it even made it to the front page:

Being featured on BetaList brought fman from ~160 closed alpha users to nearly 500!

What was also cool was that a user submitted fman to Product Hunt:

I was a little worried that this early submission would prevent fman from having a proper launch on Product Hunt at a later stage. Thankfully, the Product Hunt team are so up to snuff that their community lead quickly said that it wouldn't be a problem.

And that's about it for now. The positive feedback is very encouraging and I hope there is still lots to come. Thank you for following along!

Michael started fman in 2016, convinced that we deserve a better file manager. fman's launch in 2017 was a huge success. But despite full-time work, it only makes $500 per month. The goal is to fix this.