Better FTP client?

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  1. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    I cant stand Cyberducks interface, does any have a better suggestion?
    My favourite FTP client on windows was FlashFXP, is there a similar program for OSX?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    I think you mean Transmit, Transmission is a BitTorrent client
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I like Cyberduck TBH, but I've also used Fetch.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Opps good catch :eek:.

    Darn late night posting.
     
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    I live with FileZilla daily and love it. I also like FireFTP (the firefox plug in).
     
  8. jw2002 macrumors 6502

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    Why not use the OS X built in ftp? In other words, from the Finder click on Go and then Connect to Server and then enter an ftp:// URL including username and password if necessary. Then you get a finder window of the ftp mount.

    Also, last time I tried any of the GUI based ftp apps like Fetch, they had horrendously slow transfer rates, as much as 2-3x slower than command line. So if you aren't going to use the Finder ftp, then I recommend going command line, such as lftp. It can do ftp, scp, as well as other protocols and has means for batching and resumption of partial transfers.
     
  9. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, FileZilla seems to be the way to go. Transmit also seems nice, but filezilla is free ;)

    as for using the built in client, I never gave it a chance.. To be honest, the windows built in one sucked and left a bad taste in my mouth ;) Plus 3rd party apps seem to offer some nicer features.
     
  10. Database macrumors member

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    I'm also a fan of FileZilla can't beat the price.
     
  11. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Because the OS X built in ftp is read only. You can't upload.

    I use YummyFTP.

    -Kevin
     
  12. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

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    How about using the ftp client from the command line. It has all the features that you would need.

    Open a terminal and type ftp somebody@ftpserver.com

    then follow the bouncing ball...(okay, so there is no ball, but still easy enough to use)

    Cheers
     
  13. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Or better yet stop using an insecure protocol such as FTP and switch to SFTP or FTPS.
     
  14. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Err...no. It is read and write.
     
  15. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    I'll add my vote for Filezilla.

    - It's free
    - It looks like a traditional FTP client
    - It rocks
     
  16. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    No, really.....it is read only.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA21175

    If you can mount an FTP server and copy files to it, please let us all know.

    -Kevin
     
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  20. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If you read the first sentence you will see hat Cyberduck is not a choice for me ;)
     
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    Transmit from Panic.com.

    It has the same left/right split view as the commercial app you used on Windows and is around the same price ($25.00 vs $29.50).
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  22. Turmoil macrumors regular

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    Sure you can. I do it all the time. Put to upload, get to download.
     
  23. Turmoil macrumors regular

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    Awww, yes - I see what you're saying. From the finder you can't. I use the built in ftp via terminal :)
     
  24. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Gotcha.....yeah thought maybe we were confusing the two. I use sftp from the command line all the time. I was referring to the crappy Finder implementation of ftp :mad:

    -Kevin
     

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