Which FTP APP for OSX?

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    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?

    Thanks,
    Steven
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Cyberduck and Fetch are popular FTP Clients for Mac. I personally use Cyberduck.
     
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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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    Which Forum?

    Thanks for your help/

    I do appreciate the responses so far.

    Thanks,

    Steven
     
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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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    (Transmit, not Transit)

    In every way...except the features...
     
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    Cyberduck has the most features of the two.
     
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    Another vote for Transmit.

    Transmit and Coda are like peas and carrots :D
     
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    I love panic software. I offer Transmit, very nice.
     
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    RobotBanana

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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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    FireFTP is a Firefox extension, not a standalone FTP client.
     
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    clevin

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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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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    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.

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

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