FTP Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MortimerJazz, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. MortimerJazz macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I'm kind of new to Macs - I was hoping someone could recommend some (preferably free) FTP software.

    Thanks alot
     
  2. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    I found Cyberduck lacks advance options.

    Filezilla is good (although it's not native to Mac)

    I'd pay $18 and go for transmit if I were you.
     
  3. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    I've been using Fetch for almost 10 years on the Mac.
    The current version is about $15 and well worth it.
    Custom Automator functions and Dashboard widget are included.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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  5. bunger macrumors 6502

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  6. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with clevin - fireftp addon for fireFox is seriously cool! Who needs an extra app??
     
  7. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    CyberDuck is pretty good. Its interface is different from the two-pane style I learned with WS_FTP on the PC. But I've adjusted and it works fine.

    FireFTP for Firefox works well too, though I prefer using CyberDuck.
     
  8. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I'll throw in another vote for Cyberduck, just because I love the simplicity of it.
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I'm with you.

    I used to rely on Cyberduck, but whan that frelled up, on the worst possible moment, a couple of times I switched to Transmit. That $29.95 was well worth it. And it gave me a $10 discount on Coda later on, which was also nice. Still keep Cyberduck around as a backup ftp client, because it is, IMO still the best free one, but for day-to-day business Transmit is the best.

    Oh, and to the OP, please search or browse a bit before starting new threads. Someone just might have asked very similar questions before, once or twice... ;)
     
  10. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    Fugu provides a frontend for FTP, SFTP, and SCP. Free, lightweight, powerful.

    fireftp is a pretty good firefox plugin, but in my experience it left the browser feeling kind of bloated - it increased firefox's memory footprint by about a third, even when it wasn't in use.
     
  11. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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  12. Mr.nix macrumors member

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    I've tried most of them and stuck with yummy FTP.
     
  13. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    What's wrong with Finder--->Go--->Connect to Server

    and

    System Preferences--->Sharing--->Remote Login + FTP Access?

    Not enough features? Depends on what you do. I believe in simplicity. If you don't need an app to do something, don't install it. Often, installing 3rd party stuff merely adds unnecessary cruft to your system. Of course, if you need some special functionality that's not provided already under OS X, that's a different story.
     
  14. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    You can't upload files through finder, unless I'm mistaken.
     
  15. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    Transmit is the only way to go in my honest opinion. It's worth every penny.
     
  16. elppa macrumors 68040

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    No you are not mistaken, the Finder is read only.
     
  17. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    You could also use the terminal.

    sftp [username]@[hostname]

    put [filename]

    get [filename]
     
  18. jerett macrumors newbie

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    So would you say that the two best FTP w/ File Edit programs out there are Trasnmit and Yummy? If so - which do you feel is the better program?
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    that name takes me back!


    I use Cyberduck mainly.
     
  20. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    is that true, that you cannot upload files to your
    server through, Connect to Server ?

    i thought it was fully functional.....?
     
  21. rwaldicott macrumors newbie

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    you can also try AnyClient ... it is free/cross platform and support FTP/S, SFTP and WebDAV

    http://www.anyclient.com
     
  22. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

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    I use Fetch exclusively, although Speed Download 5 has added FTP functionality. I haven't tested it yet but for $25 you get a download manager and FTP client all in one.
     
  23. bmorris macrumors 6502

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    what about transfer rates? which program allows the fastest for larger files?
     

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