ftp - cuteftp mac or transmit - what to buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kshkval, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. kshkval macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2003
    I'm helping load content to a new web site for a nonprofit group, but I'm a newbie at this deal. The web designer asked me to find a mac ftp product...

    MacWorld just did a review of 7 OS X ftp programs, incl. Fetch, SimpleFTP, Transmit, RBrowser, interarchy, FTP Client and CaptainFTP, with a recommendation for Transmit and FTP Client (maybe most strongly for Transmit).

    Transmit works ok, but seems clunky. CuteFTP just came out, costs $5 less than Transmit, works easily and is... well, cute. I like Transmit's Sync function and the way it displays running text, incl. nearly every unix line command. CuteFTP seems faster, doesn't display graphics like Transmit does, but seems mean and lean for the purpose.

    Any suggestions from ftp'ers for the best program? I really don't plan to do heavy duty ftp work, but I'm learning and I do get interested in the tech stuff.
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    i have trasmit and have no tested CUREFTP yet
  3. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
    I use RBrowser Lite (or Light?), and I'm happy with it. It's free.
  4. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
  5. kshkval thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2003

    how do I use terminal? I mean, I know how to use terminal, but I don't know the commands, etc.

    also, if it saves me any time at all, I'd prefer to use an ftp program.

    it probly doesn't make any sense to parse the differences at my level, so I like the terminal suggestion.

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