Marlin is a lightweight, sleek & fast GTK3 file manager for elementary OS. Marlin is designed with a focus on speed, simplicity, ease of use.

The interface is minimal as compared to Nautilus. Yet it does its job pretty well. The interface is divided into a left panel that provides fast access to bookmarks and common places, the right panel shows the preview for files and the middle window offers the file browsing.

Install Marlin from Marlin Daily PPA:

The “marlin-development” team created a ppa for daily build of Marlin and they publish packages for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and 11.10 Oneiric. Run the following commands to add this ppa and install Marlin.

  •         sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
  •         sudo apt-get update
  •         sudo apt-get install marlin