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Old Mar 27, 2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Which FTP APP for OSX?

I just switched from the PC to an iMac. I have a web site www.nypetshots.com, to which I periodically upload updated photo galleries. On the PC I used a very simple and elegant FTP program from Ipswitch, called WTS (I think that was the name). That program doesn't come in a Mac version. It was very simple in that it contacted my site and opened up a double paned window which showed me the files on the server and an explorer type view of my computer. I selected the files and dragged them to the proper place on the server, and VOILA! a minute or so later my site was updated.

What's available for the Mac which would be comparable? I saw a program called "Fetch" and the APPLE site has one called Classic FTP. I'm interested in low cost, ease of use, and reliability. Any suggestions?

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Old Mar 27, 2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Cyberduck and Fetch are popular FTP Clients for Mac. I personally use Cyberduck.
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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I like Transit - www.panic.com/transmit which is very slick but costs money (although it's worth it and free trial available).

Cyberduck is free and also excellent, but I think Transmit has a better interface. YMMV :-)

Nice pictures ;-)
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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Cyberduck and Fetch are popular FTP Clients for Mac. I personally use Cyberduck.
Thanks for your help/

I do appreciate the responses so far.

Thanks,

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Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:31 PM   #6
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Not free, but very nice.
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:51 PM   #7
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Transmit is alright, reminds me too much of a windows app, like FileZilla. Cyberduck trumps transmit in every way, if you ask me. It's so simple; when I tried using a Windows computer for web design, I simply could not. Mainly because I didn't have a program as simple, powerful, and intuitive as cyberduck.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 04:49 AM   #8
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I like Transit - www.panic.com/transmit which is very slick but costs money (although it's worth it and free trial available).
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Transmit is alright, reminds me too much of a windows app, like FileZilla. Cyberduck trumps transmit in every way, if you ask me.
In every way...except the features...
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In every way...except the features...
Cyberduck has the most features of the two.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 08:52 AM   #10
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Another vote for Transmit.

Transmit and Coda are like peas and carrots
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 09:29 AM   #11
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Yeah, Transmit.

It costs but it is worth it.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 09:34 AM   #12
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fireftp. free and do all the work
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 09:46 AM   #13
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I love panic software. I offer Transmit, very nice.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 11:43 AM   #14
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I use CyberDuck. It's not a bad program, and it's free. I don't see why such a simple task as FTP transfers should cost money.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 11:46 AM   #15
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fireftp. free and do all the work
FireFTP is a Firefox extension, not a standalone FTP client.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 12:10 PM   #16
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FireFTP is a Firefox extension, not a standalone FTP client.
oh yes. and it does work like an ftp client. offers most. if not all functions most users expected from an ftp client.

and its free.

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Old Mar 28, 2009, 12:19 PM   #17
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Just thought I'd throw out FileZilla.
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FileZilla and Transmit are often way more than most people will use. Even as a web designer, I rarely need anything more than Cyberduck. It's easy to use, free, fast, and has many features.
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or u could go to finder press Command(or apple) + k, and type in ftp://myftpserver.com
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 12:58 AM   #20
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I'd have to say Cyberduck. Not that it needed to be said at all--as the majority here suggests it. But I too once used Transmit. Yes, definitely too much like a windows app. But I now use Cyberduck. It's simple, easy, and doesn't suck up a lot of RAM like some ftp clients do.

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Long time user of Transmit, but thought I'd give ForkLift a go as it has a OSX UI.
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 07:53 AM   #22
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Fetch is legally free to students (including home-schooled), faculty,and staff of schools, colleges/universities and to non-profit charities.

http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/free

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Fetch is legally free to students, faculty,and staff of schools, colleges/universities and to non-profit charities.

http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/free
aw sweet. I was always mad how people liked fetch, but was not free. sweet.
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Rbrowser. Been around forever on NeXT and still great on OS X.
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