Saturday, 18 February 2017

Polo Preview 2/18

This is a preview of Polo file manager which is in development.

Beta builds will be available for testing next month for people who donate to this project. The final stable release will be available to all users. People who donate will get access to a few (extremely cool) extra features in the final release.

Note: If you have donated to any of my projects in the past and are interested in testing the beta release of Polo, please send me an email and I will add you to the mailing list.

Next development update will be on Feb 26 and the first beta build on March 5 (for donors and beta testers only).


You can support the development of this project by making a donation with Paypal or signing up as a sponsor on People who donate get access to beta releases of application during the development stage and extra options in the final release.

Feature Status

Completed: Toolbar, Statusbar, Layouts, Tabs, File Context Menu, File Operations, Style Settings

Pending: Keyboard shortcuts, File menu, Sidebar, Trash, Remote filesystem support, Archive support, Cloud support, Checksum calculations, Drag & drop support.

Quad-pane layout with tabs

Each tab can have its own layout. Supports - Single pane, Dual pane (Vertical split), Dual pane (Horizontal split) and Quad pane.

Dual-pane - Horizontal split

File Operations

Copy and move operations are displayed at the bottom of the pane where the operation was initiated. Multiple operations are stacked vertically.

Style options

UI options are displayed at the bottom of the panel by clicking the settings icon in statusbar. Displaying this in an inline panel makes it easier to see the effect of the changes.

Pathbar with navigation links

Clicking on the empty space in the pathbar switches to an editing mode. Moving the mouse away switches back to the crumbs view.

Disk manager dropdown

Displays connected devices at a glance along with space info, mount path, etc. Clicking on the item will mount the device if not already mounted, and open it in the current pane. Supports unlocking encrypted LUKS devices, etc.

File Context Menu

File context menu was implemented with all the basic options. More options are planned .

Planned: Paste Directory Structure, Paste Hardlinks, Mount/Write/Boot ISO, and more... (suggestions are welcome)