Whats The Best FTP for X?

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I am using OS 10.1.3 or something, and won't update to Jaguar for at least another week. I was wondering what everyones favorite FTP program is for X since right now i am still using my old INterarchy and forced to start up Classic everytime I want to use it.



  • Reply 1 of 47
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    transmit by panic, imho.
  • Reply 2 of 47
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    i like fetch, but transmit is free and people seem to like it better...guess i'm just old fashioned

    by the way...why update to jag when panther will be out so soon (and by soon i mean before the end of the year)
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    l'ermitel'ermite Posts: 24member
    The freeware RBrowser Lite works great for me.
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    gardnerjgardnerj Posts: 167member
    there's a gui version of ftp? whatever next ...
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    naderbynaderby Posts: 131member
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    henriokhenriok Posts: 537member
    Transmit is not free, but it's the best FTP-client anyway imo.
  • Reply 7 of 47
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member

    Originally posted by ast3r3x

    i like fetch, but transmit is free

    Since when?

    Transmit and FTPeel are both fine FTP clients. FTPeel is still in beta, though, and thus lacks the polish of Transmit 2.5.
  • Reply 8 of 47
    LiFTP is free and good.
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    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    oh well i downloaded it and installed it last night...guess its a demo then didn't remember asking me to pay or anything

    transmit si an awesoem applications and its extremely useful, but i dont need most of the features it has so i use fetch which has a smaller cleaner because it doesn't waste the space with features i dont' use
  • Reply 10 of 47
    TRANSMIT rocks!! Not free but rocks regardless!
  • Reply 11 of 47
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member

    Originally posted by torifile

    transmit by panic, imho.

    There's absolutely no contest. Transmit gets my vote and wins by far. Trsnmit is well worth its modest price and was entirely re-written in Cocoa for OS X to boot.

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    gizzmonicgizzmonic Posts: 511member
    I've heard that Captain FTP is the best, from a Mac OS X sysadmin who has to use it constantly...he also doesn't have very nice things to say about OS X's AFP and SMB support...
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    creatinecreatine Posts: 25member
    I think imma try out transit, I remember using it and likeing it for OS9, hopefully its just as good now.

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    tkntkn Posts: 224member
    I like Transmit but it has problems with SFTP connections where the file sizes are zero K...
  • Reply 15 of 47
    Not having any empty files, my vote is for transmit too
  • Reply 16 of 47
    ionyzionyz Posts: 491member
    RBrowser. Use it all the time, it has been part of my workflow for months. Great FTP/SSH support. Also appreciate it allowing me to modify remote files without downloading them to my desktop and editing, then re-uploading.

    Double click a file, my Application of choice opens it. Modify what I need, hit cmd+s and it auto-uploads back. RBrowser is also written in Cocoa (Obj-C) before Panic even knew what the hell it was. (RBrowser was design back for NeXTStep/ OpenStep)

    Its a bit sluggish on my system (Power Mac 533MHz x2) but gets the job done for me.
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    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Am I the only one that still uses the command line?
  • Reply 18 of 47
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member

    Originally posted by Scott

    Am I the only one that still uses the command line?

    I will if I have to but I prefer using GUI stuff.
  • Reply 19 of 47
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I've been a Transmit guy for nearly a couple of years now. All I use, FTP-wise.
  • Reply 20 of 47
    ionyzionyz Posts: 491member

    Originally posted by Scott

    Am I the only one that still uses the command line?

    I use it at times, especially when I need to "piggyback" between computers at my works network. SSH into our external machine, FTP from that throughout the system. But generally I only use command line FTP when I'm logged in with an SSH session.

    More productive with the GUI, also where 95% of my work is accomplished.

    Going to add, however, that Transmit is definitely more Mac-like when compared with RBrowser and yes even the Terminal. With many apps there is a spectrum that goes:

    UNIX / NeXT - - - - - - - - | - - - - - - - - Classic Mac

    Some apps learn more towards NeXT and UNIX while others feel more Mac like; increased AppleScript Support, stricter following of the Apple Human Interface Guidelines, etc.
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