FTP client

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  1. prism macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody know what the best FREE ftp client for mac is?
     
  2. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    I'm gunna go ahead and second this. I have been using cyberduck daily for all my ftp needs, and it is a great little app.
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Cyberduck is a great option. If you want something with a dual-pane view, you might look into Fugu.

    That said, I prefer Cyberduck over Fugu.
     
  4. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    I assume you're aware that the "Go" menu in the Finder is essentially an FTP client. (Connect to Server...)
     
  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    True, you could use that, but the Finder's implementation of FTP leaves a lot to be desired...
     
  6. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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  7. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    There are certain things the finder cannot do with FTP. I don't remember exactly what, but I remember hearing it was crippling enough to warrant not even trying it and going with a 3rd party client.
     
  8. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

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    Indeed. Finder can only mount FTP as read-only volumes, which is pointless if you need to upload any files to your server.
     
  9. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    That's exactly what I mean. IMO, if you're only going to allow read-only mounting of FTP drives, why even build it into the system?
     

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