FTP client for mac osx

Mc Pavel

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Hello everyone!

Could you recommend me a good ftp client for mac osx?

Cheers
 

tag

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There are alot of good choices, thought I'd suggest Fugu as well, it's what I've been using as of late.
 

~Shard~

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I used to use Transmit, but it annoyed me too much so I ditched it for CyberDuck, which I am quite happy with - especially the price tag. ;) :cool:
 

doucy2

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mduser63 said:
I use Fetch. Free for students, reasonably priced for everyone else.
how do student get it free
i use fetch and i love it im a student
how do it get it for free

i reccomend you get fetch FTP nice easy to use
 

Nermal

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mduser63 said:
I use Fetch. Free for students, reasonably priced for everyone else.
I tried Fetch but had too many problems with it - it would fail to connect to servers, or time out while transferring files.
 

MisterMe

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You can use the Finder's Go > Connect to Server.... It will mount your FTP server on the Desktop just like any other network volume, albeit read-only. Interarchy will mount FTP servers on the Desktop as read/write network volumes. I have used Fetch since Shep was a pup and have never had a microsecond of trouble with it.
 

mduser63

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Nermal said:
I tried Fetch but had too many problems with it - it would fail to connect to servers, or time out while transferring files.
Hmm, Fetch has been VERY reliable for me, that's one of the reasons I like it. What version were using? I've used 4.x and 5.x with no problems.

doucy2 said:
how do student get it free
i use fetch and i love it im a student
how do it get it for free

i reccomend you get fetch FTP nice easy to use
It's been a while since I got it, but I know you start by going to this page: http://fetchsoftworks.com/Licensing/edustore.application.html . They'll give you a login and password to get into a section of the store where you can "buy" Fetch for free, ie. download it and get a serial number emailed to you without having to pay.
 

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mduser63 said:
Hmm, Fetch has been VERY reliable for me, that's one of the reasons I like it. What version were using? I've used 4.x and 5.x with no problems.
The first version I used was 3, and it had the problem. I tried it again when 5 came out, and still had the same problems. Transmit, Cyberduck, and the command-line ftp client have all worked perfectly.
 

amemoryoncelost

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one more vote for transmit

used fugu for awhile and fetch for awhile, fugu had something fetch didn't, SSH access or is it SFTP? I'm not sure, but I tried transmit and love it!
 

EricNau

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amemoryoncelost said:
one more vote for transmit

used fugu for awhile and fetch for awhile, fugu had something fetch didn't, SSH access or is it SFTP? I'm not sure, but I tried transmit and love it!
Fugu is SFTP (not sure about SSH)
 

thecow

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So nobody else uses the terminal as an ftp client? I don't even remember how I found it, I just remember that I was pissed off at comcast's web-based upload for their personal sites. The first gui client that I tried didn't work, so I used the terminal. It isn't even that hard to use.
 

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thecow said:
So nobody else uses the terminal as an ftp client? I don't even remember how I found it, I just remember that I was pissed off at comcast's web-based upload for their personal sites. The first gui client that I tried didn't work, so I used the terminal. It isn't even that hard to use.
I have used it before, but it is nowhere near as feature-rich as the other clients mentioned above. For limited, basic use it is good, but for advanced users it doesn't cut it.
 

belvdr

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thecow said:
So nobody else uses the terminal as an ftp client? I don't even remember how I found it, I just remember that I was pissed off at comcast's web-based upload for their personal sites. The first gui client that I tried didn't work, so I used the terminal. It isn't even that hard to use.
I do:

belvdr said:
How about ftp?
No need for a GUI when the command line works fine.
 
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