Best FTP software for OS X

Which FTP client do you prefer?

  • Terminal ftp, ncftp (free)

  • Fetch (25 USD, free for educational)

  • Transmit (29.95 USD)

  • RBrowser (lite version free, full version 35 USD)

  • Cyberduck (free)

  • Captain FTP (25 USD)

  • Fugu (free GUI wrapper for OpenSSH SFTP)

  • other... (specify)


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wazowski

Registered
I used to be a cute ftp and filezilla user on Windows. I tried cyberduck for OS X. It's a neat tool but it doesn't give the local machine files and remote machines file side by side. I have to open a finder window to transfer files.

Please advice which are the good (other) freeware tools available, does mac osx provide anything already?

regards,
Shalin
 

fryke

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If you're not TOO scared of the Terminal, get ncftp (client) installed. It's great and free. If you _are_ scared of the Terminal, my advice is to get Fetch 5. It's free if you're a student or teacher, btw. - and totally worth its price, if you have to pay for the license.
But I see that strangely, you want a "local" view in the FTP client. (I never understand that, since the Finder is a much better place to find the local stuff, since you optically know where things are... So Transmit might suit you better. Also RBrowser comes as a free version, might try that...
 

ElDiabloConCaca

U.S.D.A. Prime
I second the vote for Transmit as the easiest, cleanest FTP client out there.

I can also recommend Fetch for basic, straightforward FTP functionality -- it's free for educational customers as well, whereas Transmit is not.
 

fryke

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You can't second that vote, since I personally find FETCH to be the easiest, cleanest FTP client out there. ;)
 

perfessor101

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fryke said:
You can't second that vote, since I personally find FETCH to be the easiest, cleanest FTP client out there. ;)
Okay then, I will second ElDiabloConCaca's recommendation of Transmit as being the easiest and cleanest FTP client out there for OS X.
:D
 

jonparadise

Registered
And I'll second ElDiabloConcas and third perfessor101 on Transmit. Great little app.

This could go on all day.

;)
 

ElDiabloConCaca

U.S.D.A. Prime
fryke said:
You can't second that vote, since I personally find FETCH to be the easiest, cleanest FTP client out there. ;)
Oops -- read your post wrong! My mistake!

Well, while we're at it, can I fourth my own vote? :p
 

fryke

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We should maybe have a poll... What should be the competitors in this poll? I'll add it later. So far I see:

- Terminal (ftp, ncftp...)
- Fetch
- Transmit
- RBrowser
- Cyberduck
 

adambyte

Registered
Althought the best app is Transmit, it also costs $30. If you're looking for the best "Freeware" app, I'd go for RBrowser, which can be used for free for FTP (but not SFTP).
 

fryke

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Guess this either is too old a discussion or people aren't using FTP anymore. ;)
 

smolz

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I really like Yummy FTP, its the only os x ftp client that comes close to the functionality i was getting on flashfxp on the windows side
 

mdnky

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Transmit...it hasn't let me down yet and definitely worth the money IMO.
 

scruffy

Notorious Olive Counter
Cyberduck is a nice one - it's just not an FTP client. I use ftp or sftp in the terminal, as it's just quicker. However, Cyberduck is nice for those that don't want to use the terminal.

I prefer the ugliest SFTP client over the prettiest FTP client any day, as long as I have the choice to connect to an SFTP server. Fugu just ain't an FTP client, so I'm not sure why it's in the poll...
 
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