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Polo File Manager – Compact with Features

In the case of Linux, file managers play a very important role. It allows navigating throughout the entire directories and file systems in a nice GUI. Polo is a modern and lightweight file manager with a number of available features that are not so enjoyable in all the generic file managers.

Polo features

There are a number of avialalble features of Polo File Manager.

  • Multiple panes – Single, dual or quad pane layouts with support for multiple tabs each pane.
  • Multiple views – tiled, list view and others.
  • Archive support – Browser archives as a normal folder. Supports creation of archives in multiple formats along with advanced compression settings.
  • PDF actions – split, merge pages, add/remove password, rotate etc.
  • Image actions – rotate, resize, optimize PNG, convert to other formats etc.
  • ISO actions – mount ISO, boot in VM, write to USB
  • Checksum and hashing – Checking using different hashes like MD5, SHA1, SHA2-256 and SHA2-512.
  • Video downloading – Powered by “youtube-dl”.

Getting Polo File Manager

Polo is available for all the Linux distros. Run the following commands –

  • Ubuntu
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sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install polo-file-manager
  • Other distros

The easiest way to install Polo File Manager is through the RUN installer package.

Get the latest RUN package of Polo.

Now, run the following commands –

chmod +x polo-file-manager-v18.8.2-amd64.run
sudo ./polo-file-manager-v18.8.2-amd64.run

Using Polo

Start Polo File Manager –


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