I'm looking for a file manager that allows me to visualize the local files from my computer on a mind map structure. The idea of the map would be something like this:

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This GIF is from a beta extension from TiddlyWiki and it's not exactly a file manager, I used it just to represent the idea. The key characteristics I'm looking for are:

  1. A file manager application that allows me to visualize the files of my computer on a two-dimensional tree structure.
  2. The possibility of inserting icons to represent my files.
  3. It allows me to change files location with a drag-and-drop feature.
  4. Runs on Linux (I'm fine with web applications too).

Does anyone know if such software exists?

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    Baobab has a graphic representation of files, but no managing AFAIK
    – Xen2050
    Commented Feb 22, 2019 at 5:18

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TheBrain has an older version that has been tested on Ubuntu. http://old.thebrain.com/products/thebrain/download-8/ Select Linux/Unix on the "Choose your operating system" dropdown.

  • It's cool the functionality of always centralizing the branches we're navigating. But that's not exactly what I'm looking for... I was thinking more about something where we can see the big picture of the files. TheBrain allows us to see only two layers of the map. Commented Feb 28, 2019 at 0:28

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