FTP program with drag & drop / resulting url info?

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  1. peanutismint macrumors 6502

    peanutismint

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    I've recently purchased some webspace to which I upload files via FTP and then link to the files I upload on my various blogs.

    With a view to simplifying the procedure, can anybody suggest to me a program into which I can drag & drop any file, have it upload in the background, and then allow it to provide me with a user-clickable url rather than an FTP link to the file?

    I've been using Transmit, which I really enjoy, but I can't seem to find an option to grab a url that's viewable to everybody - despite me uploading the files to my public_html directory it just copies an ftp:// link, which is of no use to anybody, and I then have to go into my webspace client's file manager system online and grab the user-viewable url...

    I seem to remember a program like this existing, one that would sit up in your taskbar and be active and waiting for files to be dropped into it for upload at any time but i had no use of it back then...


    Any ideas?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    The issue is, the FTP program doesn't know what your web domain is. The FTP server address is sometimes different from the web server address. It can't assume things. I use Cyberduck and when you right-click on a file it gives an option for "Open Web URL" but it doesn't form the correct URL for me. This may differ depending on the path you give when connecting. It's a free download though so you can give it a try.
     
  3. peanutismint thread starter macrumors 6502

    peanutismint

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    Ah cool, thanks for that; I've heard of this - will give it a try! :)
     

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