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

    May 3, 2009
    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 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+?


  2. Middling macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    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


    Feb 19, 2005
    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

    May 3, 2009
    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 it any better on Leopard?
    EDIT: Found screenshot at 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

    Jan 25, 2009
    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 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


    Feb 19, 2005
    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


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  8. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    doesn't transmit have a demo or something to try it out?
  9. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    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

    Jul 21, 2008
    You can also edit files on the go with Cyberduck. Just select the file and click Edit.
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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

    Jan 27, 2009
    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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