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Oct 05, 2011 18:55 |  #1

I'm new to Mac and I am looking for either free or cheap secure FTP apps. I tried the apps store and came away not deciding on what's best.

There was one called Fetch that seems interesting. Has anyone used this?

I could stumble around using Terminal but I am looking for a GUI based app.

I will mainly use it to upload my files to a shared-hosting server.


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Oct 05, 2011 19:43 |  #2

FileZilla has a mac version

http://filezilla-project.org/download.p​hp (external link)


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Oct 05, 2011 19:58 |  #3

tim wrote in post #13210754 (external link)
FileZilla has a mac version

http://filezilla-project.org/download.p​hp (external link)

This is all I need. Thank you.


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If you want something less ugly, the best you can get right now is transmit.

Flow is pretty good by the newest version dropped SFTP support because they rewrote their app, the next version will have sftp support and it will probably be awesome...


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Oct 05, 2011 20:36 |  #5

sbattey wrote in post #13210887 (external link)
If you want something less ugly,

Actually I don't find it ugly. It's similar to what I was using on my PC but different company.

I did read up on Transmit but it will cost me to be "pretty" :D So I'll give FileZilla a go for now.

Thanks for your recommendation.


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Oct 05, 2011 21:21 |  #6

Why does it matter how an FTP client looks? FileZilla works well, and supports multiple connections per server.


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Oct 05, 2011 21:26 |  #7

Cyberduck and RBrowser work for me.


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tim wrote in post #13211210 (external link)
Why does it matter how an FTP client looks? FileZilla works well, and supports multiple connections per server.

Usability matters. Transmit, and Flow, are both easy to use. Perhaps I shouldn't have said ugly, but the design aspect of both applications do make them easier to use.

Filezilla works, but it is not immediately apparent for me on how to use it. Other alternatives offer a better looking user interface that also helps in functionality. I have been using FTP for over 10 years, and looking at filezilla makes me want to cry. A user interface should help you get your work done, filezilla's gets in the way.


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Oct 05, 2011 22:08 |  #9

Tony-S wrote in post #13211235 (external link)
Cyberduck and RBrowser work for me.

Thanks for your suggestion. Cyberduck is another worth making a comparison to FileZilla. I know it's like comparing apples & oranges. One has more features but also has a donation nag. All I really need is a simple upload app with security. I don't care how it looks as long as it makes sense.

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Oct 05, 2011 22:23 |  #10

sbattey wrote in post #13211423 (external link)
Usability matters. Transmit, and Flow, are both easy to use. Perhaps I shouldn't have said ugly, but the design aspect of both applications do make them easier to use.

Filezilla works, but it is not immediately apparent for me on how to use it. Other alternatives offer a better looking user interface that also helps in functionality. I have been using FTP for over 10 years, and looking at filezilla makes me want to cry. A user interface should help you get your work done, filezilla's gets in the way.

I'm not sure I agree with you on this one. I feel the opposite. I have not loaded FileZilla yet. My opinion is only based on the screenshot. But from what I've seen. I'm ok with it. Remote on the left, host on the right. I see what I am transferring. Having said that, it seems both Transmit and Cyberduck requires me to learn a different way of uploading. Plus I probably won't have much use of the new services such as Amazon, Google storage etc.

It's unfair to ignore what's good out there. So the best thing to do is try 'em all :-)


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Oct 06, 2011 02:01 |  #11

I was using Filezilla for Mac but switched a couple years ago when it started constantly crashing. I went with Transmit for a lack of a better alternative but I absolutely can't stand one thing about it: on Filezilla I could tell a dialog box to replace all the files for the current connection session, but on Transmit I'm forced to keep click a dialog box to replace files. Put another way, on Filezilla I only have to click "replace this file and all everything after it" once, but on Transmit, even though it says "do this for all files," it only does that for all files in that particular upload batch.

Now that you mention it, I think I'm going to grab the latest version of Filezilla...


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Oct 06, 2011 02:17 |  #12

sbattey wrote in post #13211423 (external link)
Usability matters. Transmit, and Flow, are both easy to use. Perhaps I shouldn't have said ugly, but the design aspect of both applications do make them easier to use.

Filezilla works, but it is not immediately apparent for me on how to use it. Other alternatives offer a better looking user interface that also helps in functionality. I have been using FTP for over 10 years, and looking at filezilla makes me want to cry. A user interface should help you get your work done, filezilla's gets in the way.

Filezilla is a simple local/server drag and drop interface - how much simpler can you get?


  
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Oct 06, 2011 05:06 |  #13

http://www.pure-mac.com/ftp.html (external link)

I use Cyberduck and still own an older version of Fetch.


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Oct 06, 2011 06:38 |  #14

You have one that comes with the OS (although not graphical). Open up a terminal window and use: sftp <hostname>



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Oct 06, 2011 08:26 |  #15

I could care less what it looks like. I use filezilla as it is easy to use....cant be any easier than drag and drop. Once I tried it. I never bothered to keep looking. It was good enough for me.


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