good ftp program?

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  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    On windows, i would use flashfxp.. is there anything free and good for the mac? I need it to download several files at once, otherwise i would just use safari..
     
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  3. tag macrumors 6502a

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    I personally use and recommend Fugu. Its free, easy to use, and has everything needed ftp/sftp/ssh tunnels /scp transfers and all that other jazz a good ftp program needs. So my votes for fugu. http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu/
     
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    Yep, Cyberduck is great, and the dock icons is cute too. I've been using the program for awhile and I love it.
     
  6. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Cyberduck is great for a free app and fits the casual user's needs, but for someone who FTPs a lot, it's a little limiting. I'm a big fan of Transmit as well.
     
  7. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I also recommend Transmit. I used it all through college to submit my work to my instructor(s) via FTP. Its well worth the little amount that you have to pay. Very easy to use.
     
  8. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    is free and is teh best!:D
     
  9. jmort macrumors member

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    I'm a web designer (for whatever shred of credibility that's worth) and my vote goes to Transmit hands down. If you are planning on using something with any regularity, this program's ease of use coupled with its power and options cannot be beat. Also, if you want a super easy way to upload files to a directory that you use frequently, there is a cool little 'Transmit' widget that you can use for drag-and-drop uploads.

    Well worth the few bucks I paid for it.
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Another vote for Cyberduck. It does most things you want and you just cannot beat the price... ;)

    And it's already Mactel compatible... :D
     
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  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    My personal favorite way to ftp or sftp (or do anything else for that matter).
     
  13. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

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    I did try Cyberduck once. It is hoggy and it crashed a bit. I didnt care for it at all.
     
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You know that new and updated versions come out every once in a while, right...? :rolleyes:

    This applies for most applications actually, IE for Mac excluded... ;)
     
  15. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I've used Cyberduck on occasion. I think it is a very refined program considering it is freeware.
     
  16. XNine macrumors 68040

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    I don't liek transmit. It's nto as responsive as some other. Captain FTP or Fetch are what I like. I was a beta tester for version 5 of Fetch, so it was free to me. :D
     
  17. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Have they added SFTP yet, or is it still as insecure as ever?
     
  18. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Interarchy sort of grew on me. Supports several protocols including SFTP and FTP and has the ability to mount an FTP/SFTP server as a volume and keeps it synchronized - sort of like a poor man's iDisk.
     
  19. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    I like Transmit, save for the fact that you can't set up local directories when setting up an FTP site profile (only remote). Little annoyance having to navigate to the desired directory on your machine, but s'meh.
     
  20. jmort macrumors member

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    Not true. I've got version 3.2.1 and I am able to setup local directories in conjunction with my remote ones.
     
  21. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    Whoops! That's what i get for not playing around with the program long enough ;).
     
  22. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502

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    At a new media Web editor job, our team used Transmit. Although at home I use CyberDuck or Fetch.

    There is always the terminal. :)
     
  23. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    My personal favorite is Fetch. It's free if you're a student, otherwise it's $25. Cyberduck works well too, but personally I like Fetch better.
     
  24. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    as a photog that uses it always....fetch is by far my favorite!
     

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