Good simple reliable FTP client?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
and FREE?



Simple topic, whadda the rascals of AI have to say?

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  • Reply 1 of 19
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    The Finder



    Seriously, I really LOVED NetFinder back in OS 8 days. They do have an OS X version, but I haven't used it enough to know if it's stable and reliable. I do know that it still has some hangovers from OS 9, tho.
  • Reply 2 of 19
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    Finder? it's read only and crashes OS X hard half the time.



    Transmit. Don't use anything else. At all. Ever.
  • Reply 3 of 19
    ringoringo Posts: 328member
    Transmit (http://panic.com/)



    It's shareware, but the messages that pop up reminding you to register are hilarious.
  • Reply 4 of 19
    maniamania Posts: 104member
    yes transmit - has sftp support that is very fast. i asked them to add webdav support and they said maybe... pretty cheap too. if you cant afford 17 bucks then you have other problems. i tried all the free ones and they suck - command line client is okay but not if you have a bunch of directories.



    ps. netfinder is a good idea but just doesn't work very well (seems to hang a lot)
  • Reply 5 of 19
    Panther will at least bring a decent interface and support for FTP-downloads. Uploads is another matter...



    I too use Transmit in Jaguar, at least
  • Reply 7 of 19
    resres Posts: 711member
    I really like Fetch. It is free for students and Education/Charitable organizations, and only $25 for the rest of us.
  • Reply 8 of 19
    the one, the only: ftp. (for cli junkies only) its got everything u need, and then some stuff the protocol has but no one ever uses. plus it makes julian fries!
  • Reply 9 of 19
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Fetch is free if you are a student.



    Many people argue with me about this little app. But it works for me.
  • Reply 10 of 19
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    I use Transmit. It's not free, but it works really well. As others have said, you can get Fetch free if you're in ed (as I believe you are, Matsu).



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  • Reply 11 of 19
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ringo

    Transmit (http://panic.com/)



    It's shareware, but the messages that pop up reminding you to register are hilarious.




    Transmit is the way to go. It beats the hell out of free FTP clients. And at least for a while, it's free too.



    Escher
  • Reply 12 of 19
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    HAHA Fetch. Yea nostalgia is great but that hasn't changed since System 7.
  • Reply 13 of 19
    cowerdcowerd Posts: 579member
    Quote:

    Transmit is the way to go. It beats the hell out of free FTP clients. And at least for a while, it's free too.



    for 10 minutes. then it drops your connection.



    fugu will be excellent once it gets anonymous FTP. The RBrowser lite at http://rbrowser.com/.
  • Reply 14 of 19
    I'd get Transmit, the timeout was annoying, but I liked a lot so just bought it, been happy ever since.
  • Reply 15 of 19
    still using vpc to handle all ftp jobs, no one can beat FlashFXP on windows.



    very bad indeed there is no good ftp client for mac users.
  • Reply 16 of 19
    ringoringo Posts: 328member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by seen_xu

    very bad indeed there is no good ftp client for mac users.



    Uh... what? Did you read the thread? How many were listed?
  • Reply 17 of 19
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ringo

    Uh... what? Did you read the thread? How many were listed?



    all above mentioned can not meet my standard



    1.can not support FXP mode

    2.can not support asian fold name, also the file





    the two major problems convinced me to be back to vpc, back to the FlashFXP.
  • Reply 18 of 19
    ringoringo Posts: 328member
    I have never heard of FXP, and after searching a bit I'm still not quite sure what it is. If it's that obscure, I wouldn't go so far as to label clients that don't support it as bad. As for Asian (and other UTF-16) fonts, I'm fairly certain Transmit and a few others have that covered.
  • Reply 19 of 19
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ringo

    I have never heard of FXP, and after searching a bit I'm still not quite sure what it is. If it's that obscure, I wouldn't go so far as to label clients that don't support it as bad. As for Asian (and other UTF-16) fonts, I'm fairly certain Transmit and a few others have that covered.



    Fxp mode is a serve to serve transfering mode, and your machine acts the role of remote control, if you are close to an underground sharing world, you would understand how important it is.



    Asian fonts at my side are not compatible at all, all the folders and files are freaky unknown, so any ideas on how to configure transmit to make it displaying properly ? waiting for the answers, thx
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