File Transfer Protocol or FTP is used to transfer files to server from your computer. If you are a Mac OS X user then listed below are the best FTP clients for Mac OS X.
Best FTP clients for Mac OS X
1. Filezilla: Filezilla is a free open-source FTP client for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. It is easy to use, has drag an drop support, enables you to edit files while transferring to server. You can easily see the status of files, commands and response which you get from the server.
2. Flow: Flow is an award winning FTP client for Mac. The app comes with a built-in editor, can upload files to remote server at an amazingly fast speed, edit and save files in remote server using in-built editor. It has got a unique feature “Quicklook” which lets you to preview of your file which can be an image, HTML file, PDF without opening. The app requires OS X 10.6.6 or above and is priced at $4.99. It is highly recommended for those who opt for the best.
3. Cyberduck: Cyberduck has an easy to use interface. You can transfer files to remote host and can connect to cloud storage such as Rackspace Cloud Files, Windows Azure and Amazon S3. You can download and upload files easily by using drag and drop feature. Edit files fast and with ease using any external editor and import bookmarks from 3rd party applications.
The app is an expensive one priced at $23.99 and requires OS X 10.6.6 or higher.
4. Transmit: Transmit is priced at $34 and requires Mac OS X 10.5+ and transfers files at an amazingly fast rate. It has built-in Amazon S3 and WebDav integration and also has an option to view the files in dual pane switcher. A new feature named as “Transmit Disk” you can mount your FTP and Amazon S3 servers on Mac.
5. Yummy FTP : Yummy FTP is another paid FTP client for Mac OS X which lets you to transfer multiple files or schedule automatic backups or even perform website maintenance easily. It has useful features such as “Automatic failure recovery” incase you lose Internet connection while transferring files, FTP alias lets you to drag and drop to an alias icon in the Finder and then upload the files to server and Growl support provides you new informations without you leaving the application. DualBrowse feature tool allows synchronized browsing of local and remote folders simultaneosly. Yummy FTP client is available at a price of $9.99 and requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher.
Which is your favorite FTP client for Mac OS X ?