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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


nazzareno's picture

Does it has a native video player inside?

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

I'm working on that to bring it back.

jakecn's picture

verygood update !

DameCENO's picture

Hi Rudi, and great work the app, a real upgrade from Filetug, kudos for the share function, really handy. The app still lacks the integrated video player found in Filetug, that would just make it awesome. Also, the picture preview fails to load my camera pictures, those I took with my Jolla phone, that should be a bug a guess.

Rafaelvlmendes's picture

Hi Rudi. I want translate to Portuguese Brazilian. Can You open option to translater?

levone1's picture

Request - the 'global search' from Places page is great, and works smooth and fast, but in Filecase, the search function is available from any directory, to search recursively down the tree. It comes in handy sometimes... Thanks
Also, it's probably just me, but I think the transparent, 'glass' look is bad for file managers, it kind of confuses the information or something. .. I modded mine to be solid bg, and feels more comfortable. Maybe think about it.. Screenshot -!gwtHWKgR!1a-t25-7ha_LWu-gupsvHzvl3BdfwWTWwSUguRUidiE

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


I know the search function is not complete yet.....

About the glass look nice feel free to make a PR into the source code ;)


Markkyboy's picture

Hi Rudi,
a problem I noticed a while a go, then promptly forgot about it, it is not possible to install RPM packages with Fileman, I get "Installation failed" and it comes quickly. I have tried lost of RPM's and all end the same way. I had this problem with Filetug also. It would be nice if it worked, I could then actually remove File Browser from my launcher and just use Fileman.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Hi Mark,

It should be fixed now ;)

egortro42's picture

Great app!

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Thank you !

jakecn's picture

so good

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Thanks! ;)

raffles496's picture

Thank you so much for you app, the native experience manage my files with this app is incredible. But I have a question, I can't open or extract RAR files, this is a bug or only is not implemented. Thanks again for you time and sorry for troubles.

ferlanero's picture

You can manage zip files? You can extract this type of files with Fileman?

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Zip files should work yes.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


No it's not implemented.

tanghus's picture


This looks like a cool app :)

One thing: It would be very useful if you could change the values for the places page. E.g. Documents is set to '/home/nemo/Documents' but on my phone I have symlinked the SD-card to '/home/nemo/sdcard' and I have my 'Documents', ' Downloads', ' Music', 'Pictures' and 'Videos' there-

Markkyboy's picture

Hi Rudi,

I would like to play around with making Bookmarks as favorites. So, if the 'star' is solid white, the bookmark cannot be deleted, if the star is hollow (just outline) the bookmark can be deleted.

I ran into a problem immediately, I cannot find "icon-m-favorite" (hollow star) within the application it buried in a bin file or something?...thanks

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Hi Mark,

Indeed it is, well the icons has changed it's called now go-bookmarks.svg.

You can found it here:

But you should proble recomiple Fileman for that.



Markkyboy's picture

cool, thanks for info :)

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Hi Mark,

When you do that and it works nice please push the changes to the Github Repo if you like.


Markkyboy's picture

Cool, it may take a while as I am not familiar with the way you have used svg and other files.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Hi Mark, no problem ;)

Alex's picture

Thanks for the update. :)
Why is there no embeded videoplayer anymore?

Alex's picture

Hey, with Sailfish OS I am unable to play any video files (mp4 format).

muppis's picture

Uppercase file extensions (like JPG) aren't detected correctly. Image details are shown, but no preview. Otherwise very good application.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


I fix that today i have test it with a JPG extention, and it works now, will upload soon a updated version.

Rudi_Timmermans's picture

Ok thanks i will add this to my TODO list.

jakecn's picture

I think the first “x”(for text )should be hiding when searching starts, and shows when searching is completed,which is more logical. Because two “x” at the same time is weird.