JumpFm – An Electron-based File Manager Focused on Performance

We have covered a couple of Linux file managers recently and the genre doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Today, we bring you a file manager that is so skilled at navigation that it had to contain “jump” in its name and go by the name of JumpFm.

JumpFm is a cross-platform dual panel file manager with a focus on efficient directory navigation, automatic bookmarking, and NPM-based extensibility.

According to its developer, JumpFm has been inspired by fman – A Present Day File Manager for Power Users, and exa – A Modern Replacement for Linux ls, so it comes to me as no surprise how it sports a dual-pane UI with a color coded ls command.

Features in JumpFm

  • FOSS: JumpFm is free to download and use, and its source code is available on GitHub
  • Jumping: this feature allows you to navigate directly to your favorite folders without needing to manually bookmark them
  • Git Awareness: files are displayed within directories according to their git status
  • Plugin Support: extend JumpFm’s usability with plugins thanks to its NPM-based plugin system
  • Flat Mode: press r to hide/display directories
  • Filtering: by pressing f, you can quickly find files you are looking for
  • Instant Gist: pressing ctrl + g will create instant gist from all selected files
  • Key bindings: use a variety of keyboard shortcuts to facilitate a speedy work flow
  • Configurable options e.g. time format and default editor, among others

JumpFm’s keybinding options, filtering and display settings, etc. are all listed on its website page here.

For those of you who might be waiting to diss JumpFm for being electron-based, you should know that JumpFm V1.0.0, which is its latest version at the time of writing, was rewritten from scratch with a focus on performance.

Note: The developer advices that you delete the folder ~/.jumpfm and restart JumpFm if you formerly had an older version.

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What do you think about JumpFm? Is it worth replacing your default file manager with? Drop your opinions below in the comments section.

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2 thoughts on “JumpFm – An Electron-based File Manager Focused on Performance”

  1. What an awful file manager, what is the year again, 1985? This covers almost no use cases for managing my files, I am better off with a terminal.


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