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For ages I used Dreamweaver’s FTP utility. But in the last year or so I’ve changed my workflow and don’t use Dreamweaver anymore for any sort of coding (I use TextMate). Since TextMate doesn’t have built in FTP service I’ve been using Panic’s Transmit. Unfortunately I […]

For ages I used Dreamweaver’s FTP utility. But in the last year or so I’ve changed my workflow and don’t use Dreamweaver anymore for any sort of coding (I use TextMate). Since TextMate doesn’t have built in FTP service I’ve been using Panic’s Transmit. Unfortunately I have had all sorts of issues with it and it only works about half the time. I have the same issues across any server I try to upload to.

And to top it off, Panic’s “Support” might as well not even exist as I’ve yet to ever even get a response from them…sad considering I paid for their product.

At any rate, what FTP app do you use and why do you like it so much?

  1. I’m using Transmit as well. Can’t say I’m all that happy with it but there aren’t any other apps worth the while. I’m eyeing Civil Netizen (.com) but I’m not sure if that app is a good alternative. Not even sure what the hell that app does. Haha

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  2. I use Transmit. I don’t use FTP all that often, so if there are issues with it for power users, I don’t notice them. I used to use Fetch and Transmit is superior to that.

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  3. I use Cyberduck (they’re site seems to be down). Integrated well with Textmate too.

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  4. Interarchy will give you the power you’re looking for. SFTP, Scheduling, Syncing, Queueing, Batching, Traffic monitors, pinging, scriptable, FTP Disks, WebDav, Bonjour, Permission control, and more… all the power features you will ever need.

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  5. Heh, it’s funny that you have problems with Transmit as well. No matter what server I upload to, half of the time it will work and the other half it won’t connect or things such as chmodding wont apply. I have tried many other FTP programs and the following is what I have gatherd. Cyberduck is good when you don’t get the beach ball of death and decides to upload fast. OneButton FTP, which has great potential, but is no longer in development (as it seems), works everytime for me. There are some important features that are missing, but if it were still under development, it would be amazing.
    BulletProof FTP:
    AbleFTP: UI is horrible
    Captain FTP: Works, but the UI is eh.
    CuteFTP: Simply awesome but needs a new and more aqua UI
    YummyFTP: Great if you like multi-window interfaces

    I can continue with simple and in depth lists, but it is not worth my or your time so the programs i suggest are Cyberduck, CuteFTP, Captain FTP, YummyFTP

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  6. I use Fugu (it’s a free SFTP client), but my reason for liking it is probably a bit weak.

    I’ll start by saying that I used to use Cyberduck before I noticed how much memory it used (at least the last time I installed it): ~65MB. It is especially bad when compared with Fugu’s memory usage (~20MB).

    Fugu has the same kind of layout that Transmit (local browser side-by-side with a remote browser), but lacks some of the polish and features (favorites, doesn’t rember last-used location in local browser, scriptability, etc).

    Minor limitations aside, I’ve never had any problems uploading to anywhere, but I’m not a hardcore (S)FTP person (I use it at least daily, but usually only once or twice).

    …don’t know if that helps, but it’s definitely something else to consider.

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  7. I use Fugu, which is kinda Transmit-for-the-poor (almost the same basic interface and features, without all the neat bells and whistles Transmit offers). The sftp support is basically all I need, and you can drag-n-drop stuff between the remote server and the Finder. It’s “good enough” for my needs.

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  8. I use Transmit, and I have never had any trouble with it.

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  9. Well I use RBrowser.

    Free for the average user. For advanced features like SFTP you must purchase a license.

    I’m quite satisfied with it…for my needs.

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  10. I like transmit because it has a bitchin’ icon, but if Josh declares Transmit to be uncool, I will drop it like a bad habit.

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