Mac sftp

O'Shaughnessy, Jamie jamieosh at
Tue Apr 18 10:55:30 BST 2006

If the client really is clueless, they'd appreciate you creating something like a droplet to help them upload files. There are numerous ways to do this on the Mac, Transmit has a specific feature for this.

Coming from a linux and free software world, it may seem odd, but occasionally it's worth actually paying for software, even things as mundane as a FTP client.


-----Original Message-----
From: at [ at] On Behalf Of Jurgen Pletinckx
Sent: 18 April 2006 10:41
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Subject: Mac sftp 

Right. This is a 'do my homework' question - apologies all.

I'm really clueless about Macs. A client of $JOB appears to work from a Mac (as based on his mail agent being Microsoft Entourage), and is not incredibly technical. He should access an sftp server (ftp/ssh2). I would point him toward Filezilla, or possibly Core-FTP Lite if it were Windows.

A quick Google shows several options, none of which I can assess.
Rbrowser and Fugu - free and shiny.
Fetch - free for educational use, which applies here.
Transmit - shiny but not Free.
MacSFTP - development appears to have stopped. Also, commercial.

Any preferences? Thoughts? Amusing duck stories? Thanks!

(Don't know which version of OS X he's using. His Entourage is 10.1.4, fwiw)

Jurgen Pletinckx
AlgoNomics NV 

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