FTP client for mac osx

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  1. Mc Pavel macrumors member

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    Hello everyone!

    Could you recommend me a good ftp client for mac osx?

    Cheers
     
  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    I like transmit as well, cyber duck is alright as well.
     
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    There are alot of good choices, thought I'd suggest Fugu as well, it's what I've been using as of late.
     
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I use Fetch. Free for students, reasonably priced for everyone else.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I used to use Transmit, but it annoyed me too much so I ditched it for CyberDuck, which I am quite happy with - especially the price tag. ;) :cool:
     
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    Another vote for Cyberduck. You just cannot beat that pricetag... ;)
     
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    Here, here. :)
     
  9. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    how do student get it free
    i use fetch and i love it im a student
    how do it get it for free

    i reccomend you get fetch FTP nice easy to use
     
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    I tried Fetch but had too many problems with it - it would fail to connect to servers, or time out while transferring files.
     
  12. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You can use the Finder's Go > Connect to Server.... It will mount your FTP server on the Desktop just like any other network volume, albeit read-only. Interarchy will mount FTP servers on the Desktop as read/write network volumes. I have used Fetch since Shep was a pup and have never had a microsecond of trouble with it.
     
  13. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, Fetch has been VERY reliable for me, that's one of the reasons I like it. What version were using? I've used 4.x and 5.x with no problems.

    It's been a while since I got it, but I know you start by going to this page: http://fetchsoftworks.com/Licensing/edustore.application.html . They'll give you a login and password to get into a section of the store where you can "buy" Fetch for free, ie. download it and get a serial number emailed to you without having to pay.
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I was told to use Fugu by someone who knows more about this stuff than I do. It's FREE!
     
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    The first version I used was 3, and it had the problem. I tried it again when 5 came out, and still had the same problems. Transmit, Cyberduck, and the command-line ftp client have all worked perfectly.
     
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  18. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502

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    one more vote for transmit

    used fugu for awhile and fetch for awhile, fugu had something fetch didn't, SSH access or is it SFTP? I'm not sure, but I tried transmit and love it!
     
  19. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Fugu is SFTP (not sure about SSH)
     
  20. thecow macrumors 6502

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    So nobody else uses the terminal as an ftp client? I don't even remember how I found it, I just remember that I was pissed off at comcast's web-based upload for their personal sites. The first gui client that I tried didn't work, so I used the terminal. It isn't even that hard to use.
     
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    I have used it before, but it is nowhere near as feature-rich as the other clients mentioned above. For limited, basic use it is good, but for advanced users it doesn't cut it.
     
  22. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I do:

    No need for a GUI when the command line works fine.
     
  23. belvdr macrumors 601

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    What advanced features do you need?
     

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