Good FTP program for OS X?

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  1. monoxera macrumors member

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    Hi. What's a good FTP program for OS X that is really fast and transfer like 10 files simultaneously?
    I tried that DUCK FTP and it honestly sucked... And panic or w/e.

    Also how do I stop .ds_store files from being made on server?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Cyberduck is awesome. can easily handle the transfer of multiple files, albeit one after the other, and already skips .DS_Store files.

    you can also use the FTP CLI with Terminal.
     
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    Panic software's transmit is my recommendation. Its never failed me, works great.
     
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    +1 for Transmit. If feels like part of the OS.
     
  6. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    CyberDuck never fails, is always updated and is FREE !! ;)
     
  7. dantherevelator macrumors regular

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    Transmit is the way to go. Rock-stinkin-solid.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Honestly the speed is going to depend more on your connection than the program you use to upload it...
     
  9. monoxera thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea I tried Transmit like a month ago.
    It transferred 1 file one at a time - Filezilla FTP transfers 10 at once
     
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    I'm loving Transmit - rock solid and very good for the price.

    BTW, You can upload many files simultaneously if you add them to the queue.
     
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  13. robots199 macrumors newbie

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    I use fetch
     
  14. mindquest macrumors regular

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    Not to hijack the thread but I was hoping you could recommend some FTP software for the following:

    Set-up:

    Local computer: OS/X SL (my first MAC, waiting on the Quad Core)
    VPS: Windows 2003

    I have software on the VPS which run weekly gathering data but varies as to the time of completion, so the server would have to be monitored to detect a change.

    1. Automatically monitor & detect a change to a VPS folder
    2. Download folder from VPS to local computer (folder name same on both boxes)
    3. Rename the current local folder (ex. folder-todays-date) before downloading the most current version from the VPS


    I have the same software on my OS/X box and analyze the data locally because it runs faster locally.


    Any help is appreciated for a first time MAC convert.
     
  15. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    I've used Cyberduck and Panic.

    Cyberduck is the best!
     
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  17. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    I use flow or transmit or cyberduck, depending on my mood
     
  18. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Well, I've compared Cyberduck and Transmit and Transmit really does seem faster overall. Not in sustained file transfer speeds but in general operations like moving through directories and uploading many very small files. Cyberduck just seemed to lag in everything it did.

    Transmit is my fav but Flow looks pretty nice too.

    If you use the queue in Transmit you can have simultaneous transfers.
     
  19. B.A.T macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to believe that cyberduck is great but every time I have used it the program fails. When I log onto my favorite ftp it shows all of the folders as empty and downloads an empty folder onto my machine. When I log into the ftp with any other software the folders are full and my downloads are complete. Anybody have any ideas as to why this is happening? I'd prefer to use cyberduck if anybody can help me I'd be stoked.
     
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    I use Coda -- it's a built in programming editor with a FTP.
     

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