Cyberduck vs Transmit and a question about Unison

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by timROGERS, May 27, 2009.

  1. timROGERS macrumors member

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    I am planning to buy a Mac soon and I am wondering whether it is worth purchasing Transport for $14.50 while it is in the Panic.com sale. Is it much better than the free Cyberduck? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both.

    I am also looking at Unison, another Panic product which is on sale for $12.50 - it that any better than the other OS X alternatives like sabnzbd+?

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  2. Middling macrumors regular

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    Cyberduck works fine for me. It doesn't have the traditional two-pane view of other clients so you'll need to keep a Finder window open to drag between the too, but i've never found it to be a problem.

    If you're interested in text Usenet discussions then i suppose Unison is a passable reader (although, personally, i couldn't stand it and much preferred Thunderbird).

    If it's binary Usenet downloads you're interested in then there's no comparison; SabNZBd+ is a far, far better client.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Specifically regarding Transmit or CyberDuck … I wondered the same with the current Panic sale. I downloaded transmission and didn't really consider it to be worth my cash. I've been a CyberDuck user for years and I believe I even donated to it, but still, it's always been a free and great app for my needs.
     
  4. timROGERS thread starter macrumors member

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    Transmit does look better than Cyberduck. Could someone provide a screenshot of Transmit running on Leopard? The screenshots on Panic are from Tiger and it looks a bit ugly...is it any better on Leopard?
    EDIT: Found screenshot at http://mac.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Transmit-Screenshot-3318.html...looks much better on Leopard

    SABNZBD+ does look better for NZBs, but once you've installed it, how easy is it to use? Do you just click it on the dock and then use the web interface?
     
  5. Middling macrumors regular

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    Pretty much. Clicking on the application icon will open the app and automatically open your default browser with the relevant page. Then it can be as simple as just clicking the "browse" button, selecting the nzb file and adding it to the queue.

    Of course there's lots of additional features such as newzbin.com integration, automatic categorisation of downloaded files, scheduling, etc but you don't have to use all that if you don't want to. Par2 and unrar are built-in, so it's really all you need for a one-stop solution.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Sorry but I'll settle for CyberDuck not looking as fancy as Transmit if it is free. Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  8. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    doesn't transmit have a demo or something to try it out?
     
  9. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    I first have used fetch, a shareware program, then switched to Cyberduck a free 10x better. (you must be sick in the mind to purchase fetch and knowing cyberduck)

    I recently downloaded transmit and am debating. I guess I like Cyberduck better, but I love the fact you can edit files on the go with Transmit.
     
  10. livethedream macrumors newbie

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    You can also edit files on the go with Cyberduck. Just select the file and click Edit.
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I've used both Transmit and Cyberduck- you get what you pay for with both. I mainly use Transmit because

    a) I think Panic is a company worth supporting, especially for $14.50 or whatever the price of Transmit is now.

    b) Software is fully supported.

    c) Software is updated.

    You never really appreciate (b) and (c) until you don't have that...
     
  12. Chipskip macrumors member

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    I use Unison for binary downloads, much simpler than SabNZBd+ for me.

    One thing I really like about my switch to mac is that almost every program has a 14 - 30 day trial period. So you can give different apps a try.
     

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