Introducing fman

Do you know the feeling when you just can't get an idea out of your head? Especially when you're confronted with it every day?

When I switched to Mac after 20 years on Windows, the one thing I missed most was Total Commander. Every time I had to use Finder (or Explorer, for that matter) I felt so slow in my workflow. It probably doesn't matter much when you don't work with files a lot. But if you do, it becomes a real pain point.

Of course there are alternative file managers for other platforms. But none of them make you really go wow. And even Total Commander is showing its age when it comes to user interface or plugin system. In the age of Sublime Text and Atom, I think we want more than closed, single-platform software. We want speed, a beautiful interface and a vibrant plugin ecosystem that can be accessed right from within the application.

This project realizes the idea that there can be a better file manager. I am dedicating the next years of my life to bring you, dear visitor, the file manager you will hopefully not be able to live without.

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.