Polo – file manager v17.7.1 Beta 9

When I use file managers they always seems to be missing some options. That’s why Polo has become a top-of-the-line file manager. Although still in beta state, it’s very stable and as the developer says, Polo is ready to use daily. Let’s see the innovative features of Polo:

Installation

To install Polo we must add the repository of TeejeeTech, (the same developer of “Conky Themes”). Type in a terminal the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install polo-file-manager

 

Features

The first time you start Polo, you can select the format of the panels. There are four layout options and you can change it later. The four layouts are: Classic Icons, Classic List, Commander and Commander Icons.

At first glance we can identify new features like free space, also the status bar has been improved. There is a “view” button to easily change between views and number of panes. Also Quick access buttons for devices and Bookmarks. The terminal is also at hand, when you click the “Terminal” button, a terminal is displayed below the pane.


Polo also has advanced options in the context menu : New Admin windo, New terminal, KVM options to work with Virtual Machines, Sort By many file properties, and a nice Properties windo.

The settings UI is also powerfull you may change view settings, UI settings, columns settings, etc.

There is a plugin with more features but it’s a payed version, mostly to keep the project working. In the words of the developer:

“Polo includes a few extra features for people who have contributed to the project through donations, translations, etc. You can make a donation for $10 or more via PayPal to receive the plugins by email. Your contributions will help keep the project alive and support future development”


Summary

Polo is a modern file manager with new customizing features and very friendly. Panes are easily customized to your needs. Good job!

Some features are shared if you contribute to the project. Contributeware? 🙂

http://www.teejeetech.in/search/label/polo

If you like this post, if you have ideas or suggestions please write me, comment or share, thank you for reading it .–  Ari Campos