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A file manager for SailfishOS which allows cut, copy and paste of files and folders, seeing properties, changing permissions, opening up images in internal viewer, open multimedia files in internal player, open text files in internal editor. 

You can create Bookmarks for places you visit often that are shared between Filecat, Webcat and LLs Video Player. 

There is a quick navigation option to jump to last known folder by pressing and holding the folder name to add current folder to the last known folder.


  • Cut, Copy and Paste (multiple files)
  • Delete Files and Folders
  • Image Viewer
  • Multimedia Player (Audio + Video)
  • Text Editor
  • Sort files by Name, Time, Size, Type
  • See Properties of Files and Folders
  • Set Permissions of Files and Folders 
  • Open files externally (unknwon file types that cannot be opened in internal components)


Application versions: 
File harbour-filecat-1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm138.97 KB25/09/2019 - 23:31
File harbour-filecat-1.0-1.i486.rpm144.89 KB25/09/2019 - 23:31
File harbour-filecat-1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm139.4 KB30/09/2019 - 18:01
File harbour-filecat-1.1-1.i486.rpm145.55 KB30/09/2019 - 18:01
File harbour-filecat-1.8-1.armv7hl.rpm142.53 KB12/10/2019 - 23:53
File harbour-filecat-1.8-1.i486.rpm149.39 KB12/10/2019 - 23:53
  • Updated Swedish and Italian translation
  • Add MultiSelectBar (cut,copy and remove of multiple files)
  • Add error handling for remove and revamped remove algorithm to work in background not blocking the UI
  • Fix overlapping filedetails in multiselect mode
  • Disable some debug output


RodSeq's picture

Hi, I have used Filecat 1.8.1. to copy photos/videos camera folders (1 year data ~20GB) from my internal memory to a new 128GB SD card mounted on my phone: Filecat removed the folders from internal memory without copying it on the SD Card. Do you know a way to recover back my files on internal memory or are they lost ? Thanks for your help, I am quite desperate in this moment... (my phone is Xperia X with SailfishOS

llelectronics's picture

That sounds really bad. I don't expect you have backups?

Of course the file copy process should never delete files.

As for undeleting. Photorec might be capable to restore some files. But you need to turn off the device immediately so it won't overwrite your files and use recovery mode.


Ezreal's picture

Thank you for your app. Is viewing files shared on the local network possible to be implemented in the future?

llelectronics's picture

This is not planned as there exists FishNetMount already which is able to handle network mount points.

nazzareno's picture

Got it. Thanks

nazzareno's picture

What about hidden files?

llelectronics's picture

You can make them visible by clicking the title of the folder. 

laoidheach's picture

It would be great if you could add a "share to" feature. I find it's often the easiest way to share arbitrary files, especially when sharing to Android apps.

dirksche's picture

Thanks for your answer.

dirksche's picture

Thanks for this filemanager. Two features would be wonderfull: Search for files by name and webDAV implementation

llelectronics's picture

I made a voting about sftp and mounting and the majority did not want it in a file manager but wanted a separate app for this kind of thing. 

This is why I decided for now not to implement this. I suggest maybe contacting and asking FishNetMount developer to implement it there for now. Also webdav from everything I experienced on the desktop so far is a very complex and error prone protocol. 

Search is another thing I personally want to stay out of the file manager. As the other file managers implementation of doing a dumb recursive search for file name starting from a directory is time consuming and battery hungry. I want to explore better ways doing this. 
I am open for suggestions on how to do this. 

Ultimatively I think we need a general device search something as clever and powerful as krunner on the Plasma desktop for example. Something that can query the music library for media data, query desktop files for apps and query documents and other files in the home directory. 

DameCENO's picture

Awesome for a startup, nice to have so many options when it comes to File managers, thanks a lot. Really looking for a replacement to Filecase, one which handles the copying of big files which is the only bug of Filecase I know of. Keep up the good work man, will have to use it for a while to report known bugs, just wanted to be appreciative first

oxygenh's picture

nice file manager. Please, add possibility for select and actions for some files.

llelectronics's picture

You mean multi selection? 

I am all ears on how to implement this in a sane manner. 

oxygenh's picture

yes, multi selection. It can realizes like it in gallery app?

llelectronics's picture

Good idea. I will take a look at it.

raffles496's picture

Thanks so much for the FM. I like every function.
I have one question, exist a specific motive for that RAR support is not implemented?

llelectronics's picture

I don't have anything implemented for archives besides opening them up with the default archiver. 

I think rar support depends on certain licenses which Jolla did not get for supporting it. 

Historyscholar's picture

awesome :)

objectifnul's picture

Strange behavior with txt files. Try to view a file, close it, then open an other one: the first file still appears on top of the 2nd one.

llelectronics's picture

Thanks for reporting. This is fixed now on git and will come in the next version. 

objectifnul's picture

OK. Thx.
However, I'm afraid it's urgent, as users may damage txt files when editing them.

llelectronics's picture

New version will be released then next week after a few more translations and other bugfixes will flow in.