Monday, 4 June 2007

FTP Software for the Apple Mac

Open Source Software has been one of the biggest areas of growth in the IT industry in recent years, it means theres a whole host of applications out there that are free to use that you would have otherwise previously had to buy, many of which are really good which is great for us consumers.

Macs come bundled with lots of great software thats very user friendly and easy to use but a decent FTP client is one of the things that you dont get.

On windows machines I used to use Flash FXP which was a great app but it costs money and so when I wanted to put it on multiple windows machines I searche around for free alternative and found Filezilla which is another great open source application but sadly neither of these are available for the Mac.

A few searches and reviews read later and I happened to come across Cyberduck which seemed to be a well regarded Open Source FTP client for the Mac.

Ive been using it for a few weeks now and I am very impressed with it, it couldnt be any simpler to use, just drag and drop stuff into it and it supports all the key features in the Mac OS that you would want it to support such as Keychain, Spotlight bookmarks import, History logging and many more and generally works and integrates well into Mac OSX.

Last and no means least it has the coolest dock icon that you could ever ask for! :-)

Screenshot of it below and it can be downloaded for Free HERE

1 comment:

Jon said...

Funnily enough, I am also using Cyberduck!

Jon :-)