Transmit FTP vs Flow FTP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheKnifeFight, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. TheKnifeFight macrumors member

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    Both programs do pretty much what I need them to do (FTP to my webhost). Both of them cost the same amount to purchase. Transmit has a good track record with people but Flow seems prettier and offers touch gestures. I don't do anything crazy with FTP, pretty much just straightforward stuff to maintain a small forum and other personal sites.

    I'd like to purchase/use one of these titles but I'd like to see what you have to say before I buy. Any help or experience would be appreciated.

    Flow: http://extendmac.com/flow/
    Transmit:http://www.panic.com/transmit/
     
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    flow has always been pretty crashy for me at least.
    if i was buying one of the ftp apps currently on the market i think it would be transmit (or maybe forklift)

    your other options (unless you have already ruled them out) are -
    forklift - http://www.binarynights.com/
    yummyftp - http://yummyftp.com/

    and you have tried cyberduck? if you're just doing some straightforward (s)ftp uploading, then a free option might meet your requirements?
     
  3. erifneerg macrumors member

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    personally, I'm a fan of Filazilla. I never liked transmit to much. cyberdog was kinda odd.
     
  4. TheKnifeFight thread starter macrumors member

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    choices, choices, choices.


    so transmit vs forklift. who wins!? :D
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Cyberduck :).

    Or the command line and scp if you are feeling brave / spartan. Personally I try and avoid running FTP on my servers as it is just another potential security hole.

    SCP and SSH should be all you need to run a server (and maybe a couple of short shell scripts for copying over your website files and backing up your database etc).
     
  6. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    Transmit 3.0 was released Feb 2005. it's been well serviced by updates up to version 3.6.5 (released Apr 2008.)
    i can't help but think that Transmit 4.0 is almost due...

    forklift is relatively new, released 2007, and also seems to be more of a Finder "replacement" in many aspects (a little like Path Finder)

    regardless, they both have trial versions, download them both and give them a workout :)
     
  7. TheKnifeFight thread starter macrumors member

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    any other members want to weigh in before i buy forklift or transmit. It's one of the two now. :)
     
  8. witness macrumors 6502

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    I used to use transmit, but these days I just use git, it's so much easier than trying to figure out which files have changed and need copying, and the protocol is so much more efficient. And of course you get version control for free :cool:
     
  9. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    Big fan of Transmit, but I'd be using Filezilla as a close second. I just like the Mac feel of transmit and the workflow, so that was enough. Filezilla if a solid client though and you can't argue the price.

    I guess it depends ultimately on your work style and budget. Either will get the job done.
     

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