Good, cocoa (S)FTP client?

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  1. ppc_michael Guest

    ppc_michael

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    What are some good FTP clients for Mac OS X? I've been using CyberDuck for a few years now, but it's Java based and I hate Java. My only requirements are:

    - Cocoa-based
    - Capable of showing hidden files (beginning with a '.')
    - Capable of setting SubEthaEdit as the text editor

    Freeware would be best. I'm trying Transmit right now, and it seems okay, but can't figure out how to get it to show hidden files.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Transmit all the way!

    Goto the View menu then "Show Invisible Files"
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    Transmit's good, but I've recently switched to YummyFTP. I find it a more enjoyable experience, though it's a close call.

    jW
     
  4. rajfantastic macrumors member

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    i've been using cyberduck, too... whats wrong with java-based apps?
     
  5. ppc_michael thread starter Guest

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    Oh! Perfect! Thanks. :)

    Thank you, I'll check it out.

    I'm just a very finicky person. ;) Java doesn't quite feel as integrated with the OS to me, and performs slightly slower. But there's nothing absolutely "wrong" with Java-based applications, it's just a personal preference.
     
  6. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    whats RIGHT with java apps (and i mean ANYWHERE!)

    oh, and another vote for Transmit. brilliant app. also good for big transfers to/from idisk/webdav instead of the "i can't handle... well, anything on a slow network" version of the Finder in 10.4 and below..
     
  7. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Whoa. Wait. What? Since when was Cyberduck a Java app?!

    (Edit: Wow...I had no idea that Cyberduck was Java-based....guess I should have poked through the source a little before now...)

    I've used Cyberduck before and think it's great....especially for a freeware (S)FTP app. If you have $30 to burn, Transmit is probably the best option, but if you don't, I'd stick with Cyberduck.

    If you don't like Cyberduck, but you do like Transmit, you might like Fugu....
     
  8. elppa macrumors 68040

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    One for the future, but do keep an eye on Flow at flowapp.com.

    Should be interesting to see once it goes public.
     
  9. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    CyberDuck-I love using it.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, Cyberduck works just like any native application. No Cocoa nonsense necessary. :p If he didn't know that Cyberduck wasn't using Cocoa, he'd love it.
     
  11. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    um, unless im hugely mistaken, "native" java apps use Cocoa, it's when they use Swing or another cross-platform UI kit that they look/behave like crap?
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    They've used Cocoa indirectly since 10.3.x, if I remember correctly but they actually run better when you use the metal look-and-feel. The Aqua progress bar takes an extraordinary amount of processing power, for instance.
     

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