Good, cocoa (S)FTP client?

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!
 

Me1000

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Transmit all the way!

Goto the View menu then "Show Invisible Files"
 

Mal

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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
 

ppc_michael

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Goto the View menu then "Show Invisible Files"
Oh! Perfect! Thanks. :)

Transmit's good, but I've recently switched to YummyFTP.
Thank you, I'll check it out.

i've been using cyberduck, too... whats wrong with java-based apps?
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.
 

pengu

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whats wrong with java-based apps?
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..
 

epochblue

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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....
 

bousozoku

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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....
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.
 

pengu

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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?
 

bousozoku

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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?
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.