Best FTP Client for Macs

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  1. youradhere4222 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    I've heard about Transmit, but I'm not going to pay for an FTP client... :rolleyes:
     
  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want a free FTP client, I would go with Cyberduck.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  4. atmenterprises macrumors regular

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    I use FireZilla. I had better luck with it than I did Cyber Duck.
     
  5. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    I have used Cyberduck for a while, and it is great.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    FireZilla? or FileZilla?
     
  7. twomiracles macrumors regular

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  8. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    In the terminal:

    sftp [username]@[hostname]

    put [filename]

    get [filename]


    Also fugu offers an excellent frontend for ftp, sftp, and scp; it's free.
     
  9. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    I would also give a thumps up to FireFTP - FireFox extension, why bother with a new app when an addon does all you need?
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Because you have to deal with a new app and an addon if you are not a ff user to begin with
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    now there is an assumption.
     
  12. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? Doesn't everyone already use FF??

    Shock, horror! Stop the press!

     
  13. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    YummyFTP for me.

    If you're coming from the Windows side, allow me to offer you this heads up:

    As you may have noticed by now, moving/copying a new version of a folder over an old version of a folder works differently. It replaces the entire folder.

    Let's say the new folder contains:

    myDoc5.doc

    And the old folder contains:

    myDoc1.doc
    myDoc2.doc
    myDoc3.doc
    myDoc4.doc

    In Windows, if you replace old folder with new folder, and say "yes" to the "replace" question, you'll end up with a folder containing all 5 documents.

    On a Mac, if you do the same thing, you'll end up with a folder that only contains myDoc5.doc.

    Where am I going with this? Well, it's just important to know that many Mac FTP clients work the same way. I used Transmit to update a forum that I run. Because the new download of the forum software didn't contain my custom theme images/files, they were delete when I replaced the "themes" directory and "images" directory.

    YummyFTP, by default, behaves the Windows way, which I prefer. I *think* Transmit, and probably others, can be configured this way, but may not be set up this way by default.

    One way isn't necessarily "better" than the other, but it's probably a good idea to know how your FTP client behaves before you do any heavy FTP'ing.
     
  14. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Fetch is OK. It's free for students/people in an educational environment.
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    yes, apparent only about 30% of OSX users registered and voted in one of the 5 polls at MR found the light ;) 0~70% are still default goers
     
  16. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Safari was ok when I used it, but ATM, it is unusable (due to proxy "issues" with Leopard) and so I am so grateful for FF which has me browsing otherwise I would be seriously pissed off with my MB, (which would be a nice white brick on the desk) and Apple!
     
  17. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    yet the noise generated by that 30% is ~90%. It seems that old "what pc users can do what mac users can't" applies to FF.

    I forgot about Fetch, I have a free license from my University but found out after I got yummy so didn't bother switching.
     
  18. clevin macrumors G3

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    definitely, firefox didn't grab marketshare from IE by standing there pretty and expecting default goers to "discover" the goodies and "realize" how much better it is.

    Its just need to be done in an elegant way, which Im still mastering.....:)
     
  19. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I use ForkLift because it was part of the MacUpdate bundle a bit back.

    Before that I used Cyberduck which is free and quite nice. :)
     
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  21. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Me too. If you don't use FTP a whole lot, Cyberduck is a good free option, but I use FTP extensively every single day -- I use it almost as much as my browser, and Transmit is so worth it. Droplets, DockSend, folder-linking, it's just got dozens and dozens of features that wind up saving me tons of time.
     
  22. petvas macrumors 601

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    I have occasionaly used Transmit, Captain FTP and Forklift. I find Transmit to be the most stable of the three. Captain FTP is a bit buggy and Forklift is ok, nothing special though.
     
  23. Melrose Suspended

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    here too. THe freebies are great if you just need to FTP your family photos or something... When you use FTP every day, Transmit works stably and smoothly.
     
  24. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    Transmit is hands down the best FTP client out there on any platform in my opinion, even though it's only available for OS X. Cyberduck is good if you're doing really light stuff, but Transmit (as others have said) is a must for anyone who uses FTP extensively.
     

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