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Fileman a tool to view files on Sailfish OS.


  • Preview JPEG, PNG and GIF files
  • Install Android APK and Sailfish packages
  • Select multiple files
  • Cut, copy and paste files
  • Rename files and folders
  • Create new folders
  • Delete files and folders
  • Show hidden files
  • Change permissions
  • Share files


Fileman license:

  • Fileman is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0

Fileman icons:

  • Fileman icons made by Gregguh.


Application versions: 
File harbour-fileman-1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm215.41 KB24/12/2019 - 12:01
File harbour-fileman-1.2-1.i486.rpm229.38 KB24/12/2019 - 12:01

v1.2-release 1
- [MAJOR UPDATE] Clean up code
- [MAJOR UPDATE] Rework the about screen
- [MAJOR UPDATE] Reduce the space of Fileman as app
- [MAJOR UPDATE] More small bug fixes
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 14
- [MINOR FIX] Directories created in the Russian language fixed
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 13
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 12
- [MINOR FIX] Small bug fixes
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 11
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 10
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fileman internal videoplayer fixed
- [ADD] Russian language
- [ADD] Czech language

v1.1-release 9
- [TEMPORARY FIX] Removed internal video player becoss there is something broke, i need more time to fix this.
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 8
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Rework settings code
- [UPDATE] Languages update
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Small bugs fixed

v1.1-release 7
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Rework settings code
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Rework directory search code
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Small bugs fixed

v1.1-release 6
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Add new directory or file bug fixed

v1.1-release 5
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 4
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Rework welcome page
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Rework the donation page
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Small bugs here and there
- [UPDATE] Translation page
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 3
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 2
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Added fix to view file details of search results, thanks to sargo-devel for the PR
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Adding welcome page
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Rewrite internal video player can play now also mp4
- [UPDATE] Languages update

v1.1-release 1
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Adding search in directory, this is disabled into empty directorys
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Adding option to adjust overlay
- [ADDED] Italian language

v1.0-release 20
- [UPDATE] Updated all translation

v1.0-release 19
- [UPDATE] Adding GitHub links to about screen
- [UPDATE] Adding Fileman Wiki to settings screen
- [CLEAN] Clean up Fileman code
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fix small bug into filedirectory stuff

v1.0-release 18
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fix display wrong strings after install rpm or apk

v1.0-release 17
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fix install rpm and apk files

v1.0-release 16
- [UPDATE] Updated all translation
- [UPDATE] Fileman icons to grey style, fix for lite ambiences
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fix unknow files as doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf

v1.0-release 15
- [UPDATE] Updated all translation

v1.0-release 14
- [MINOR BUGFIX] You can open now video's into the media player to play
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fix to show pictures with uppercase extention

v1.0-release 13
- [UPDATE] Updated all translation
- [UPDATE] Update to new bookmark icon
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Small bug fixes

v1.0-release 12
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Shortcut label name, thanks to Markkyboy

v1.0-release 11
- [UPDATE] Updated translations

v1.0-release 10
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Updated translations Swedish and Chinees
- [NEW] Search for file inside directory and show where file is into the directory
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Other small bug fixes

v1.0-release 9
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fix missing translation strings
- [NEW] Search work into progress !
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fix display correct tar and zip archive name
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Other small bug fixes

v1.0-release 8
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Updated translations Swedish and Chinese
- [NEW] Fileman icons updated inside the app
- [NEW] Display a black background when viewing image and video files
- [NEW] Adding cache for pictures to settings, first load take some time
- [REMOVED] Removed grid view and make list view more complete to show pictures correctly

v1.0-release 7

When you install release 7, please remove first the Fileman.conf into: /home/nemo/.config/Fileman directory !

- [MINOR BUGFIX] Updated translation
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Removed cache picture on load and rewrite loading for pictures faster loading, pictures still resize and this take some time when you have a lot
- [NEW] Musicplayer now support flac sound files to play
- [NEW] Fileman icons changed inside the app

v1.0-release 6
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Updated translation
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Bug fixes
- [NEW] Adding List/Grid directory view mode, long file names would be display in smaller font
- [NEW] Fileman icon thanks to Gregguh.

v1.0-release 5
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Updated translation
- [NEW] Adding Root shortcut to the home Places overview

v1.0-release 4
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Updated translation
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fixed small bug into the directory listing


levone1's picture

Curious - why make a start-as-root app for Filecat, which is buggy with reading sd cards, but not one for Fileman, which is superior overall?

Shieldmaiden's picture

Hi Rudi,

I've been trying to install it for the past three days, but to no avail. Is this compatible with Jolla1 at all? I really need something that allows me to share mp3 to my older phone. Thank you!

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


Sorry for the late answher, but Fileman is not into development anymore.

Use Nanofiles as replace for Fileman.

broncheoli's picture

Hi Rudi,

I really would like to donate you some money but paypal login does not work with all the Sailfish browsers.Chrome, which I also have installed cannot be chosen. Here on the webpage of OR I cannot find a  donation link. Can you please ad such a link to the OR-page so I can get rid of some money. :-))

Thanks for the great app! Greetings, broncheolus.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


Thanks for the donations already a nice comment !

I have add a link above on the page now.




jakecn's picture

The app is better and better!

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Thanks! ;)

Markkyboy's picture

Hi Rudi,

When viewing files in any given directory, I note how close the first item (tap to go back a page) is to the top of the current page.

Some padding would make tapping that first item, a little easier, but then I realise this is reserved space to allow to 'show' or 'hide' the current directory path, which I prefer to see anyway, but it would be better (I think?) to keep the header space regardless of the directory path being visible or not.

No worries if you see fit not to change it, I'll just keep the directory path set to visible (displayed) in order to keep the space. Hope this makes some sense.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Hi Mark,

Ok i take a look on it after i release the new major release later, i have clean up a lot of things now....

It make sense, i understand.

Like i told you before i can not do everything what users like to see, Fileman is not a small project, so for example if you like to so something changed or you can make it better you can always make a PR on Github, dont get this into the wrong way i hope you understand. ;)

Edit: I just check it on my xp10+ it seem on my side ok i dont see anything wrong here...

Markkyboy's picture

I totally understand what you say, yes, it is a large project and I understand full well about not supporting every whim and wish from users, it can all get messy very quickly and it is simply not possible to please all the people all of the time :)

fgsfds's picture

There seems to be a bug inherited from the Filetug. When you try to create a directory with non-latin (e.g. cyrillic) characters in its name these characters are replaced with question marks. So you end up with a directory called «??????» instead of «Музыка».
Though directories created earlier (from the console or other file manager) are shown correctly.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


Thanks for the report i check that.

fgsfds's picture

Thank you very much! (i honestly didn't actually expect the fix to be released so soon)

lispy's picture

It is so fast!

Alex's picture

Btw the embedded video player is again broken since the update to :/

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Thanks for the report, i know and i dont have touch this code so i need to found out what is wrong...

nazzareno's picture

Please, make possible to view files in a grid ;-)

jakecn's picture

I uninstalled the app, and reinstall it, it stays the same.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

I dont know not what the problem is as i said i have running it myself and no one report it except you... sorry

jakecn's picture

Okay, I rebooted my phone, it's working!

jakecn's picture

Can't start up the app, once click the app icon, can't into the app interface, the app is always in the phone background interface with a circle turning.and a few minutes later it disapper in the phone background interface.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

That's wierd here it works perfect, try remove it complete and reinstall, reboot your device.... What device you have ?

jakecn's picture

I can't open the app with the 1.1-6 version.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

What you mean you can not open it ?

DameCENO's picture

Nice work, keep up the good work Rudi.
Have some bugs to report.
1- the share function doesn't work, sending files just stops after pairing with the other device, tried with documents and apk files
2- Creating folders in the process of copying files doesn't work, touching the create new dir has no effect
3- The options for copy cut delete rename and share appearing on the topmost of the screen upon selection is really stressful and setback for FileTug, if it could just appear on the foot of the current screen much like FileCase it would be awesome.
Would have commented on the video playing but already implemented kudos man!

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


Share works on my device that i have been tested, but i check again ...

Ok i found the bug will fix it, and see if i can change menu also.

EDIT: I just fix the bug with add new dir and file the other thing i need to have more time for.


DameCENO's picture

Thanks Rudi, your efforts are really appreciated, looking forward to the next update of the app to see the changes. Thanks again

Naguissa's picture

Ignore this, restarted Storeman and problem solved

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


Fileman should work on Jolla Phone, as far i think....

Markkyboy's picture

FYI - Jolla1 user here, yes Fileman works nicely on Jolla1 (Jolla phone aka JP1301)