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10 Best FTP Clients for Mac

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If you are webmaster or non techie who just prefers a quick download from time to time, need a solid, full-featured FTP client. FTP Client helps you to interact with your web servers and easily allows you to upload and download your scripts, files to and from your website. You can also upload files to your web host using the control panel provided by your hosting provider but uploading them via a FTP client is very simple and user friendly as you get a variety of options. Today we are going to share the 10 best FTP clients for MAC OS X.


  1. Dropzone

    If you want to upload your files to your webhost or your Amazon server or let’s say any web host like Flickr or ImageShack. Dropzone is a one of the best FTP Client for Mac to complete your daily job. One unique feature about dropzone is that you can create circles of your favorite websites or web hosts where you frequently keep your uploading data. Just drag and drop the files in your desired circles. You will be shown the most used apps in these circles too. You can add different applications to the dropzone grid so that they don’t take too much space on the desktop. You can add more extensions to dropzone of your choice and moreover if you are having knowledge about developing extensions you can develop one yourself.  – Dropzone Mac FTP Client

  2. Dragster

    Dragster is premium FTP Client for MAC. You can easily drag and drop your files to the dragster icon placed on your Dock. Dragster transfers all your files with the help of email, also transfers files to various remote servers , copy them to your iDisk, or copy/move files anywhere on your local drives. If you want to send files through Bluetooth you can use dragster for it. If you want to upload photos and videos to your flicker, Picasa and YouTube account you can easily upload them through dragster. – Dragster FTP Client

  3. FileChute

    Easily drag and drop your files to your web server with the help of FileChute FTP Client. Once your files has been uploaded to your web server you will be provided a link to access it. You can use the link to share your file with your employees or friends. So this will make it easy for your friends or employees to retrieve that file on their computers. If you want to upload multiple folders you can easily make it possible as FileChute will automatically create archives of your folders in the format of your choice. – FileChute

  4. CoudApp

    Share all your files, music videos, audio clips with the help of cloudapp. Just drag your file to the menu bar and your file will be automatically uploaded to your web server. CloudApp will automatically generate a link for the file uploaded and will be copied on your clipboard also, so just you need to do is send it to your friends so that it can be accessed. You can also view or delete your files from the menu bar.  – CloudApp

  5. Courier

    Courier is beautifully designed FTP client for MAC that allow you to drag and drop your files to your web server easily but what one plus point Courier provides you is that you can very easily share your files, images, photos, movies to your favorite social networking sites like Facebook or Flickr. You can upload your files at multiple destinations at the same time with the help of courier. Choose from a variety of add-ons available to make better use of this software. – Courier FTP Client for Mac

  6. 3Hub

    Easily manage your files with your webserver or your Amazon s3 account using 3Hub. If you are having multiple s3 account you can use them simultaneously on 3Hub. You can also line up your files and directories which you wish to upload on your web server. If you want to set some specified permissions of the files you are going to upload in future you can use the Auto Apply feature and all your future uploads will get your desired permissions. You can also use drag and drop feature for easily access of the software. – 3Hub – Mac FTP Client

  7. Transmit 4

    Transmit 4 the latest software version of Transmit. It is one of the best FTP Client available out there for MAC. Transmit 4 is based on a twin turbo engine which delivers speeds up-to 25 times faster than the normal ones. If you want to mount any disk image and also upload it on your web server you can use the latest addition i.e. Transmit Disk feature. You can even upload your files directly from Photoshop to amazon s3 server and drag drop files to your web hosting easily. – Transmit

  8. Cyberduck

    You can easily upload your files to your web servers with the help of Cyberduck FTP client. Cyberduck is an open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Rackspace Cloud Files & Amazon S3 browser for Mac and Windows. If you want to edit any text file use the inbuilt editor for faster operations. You can configure both CDN and Amazon servers as per your requirements for easy and faster uploading of files around the globe. You can also view history of all the connections you made for uploading your data on web host in Cyberduck. – Cyberduck

  9. Forklift 2

    Forklift 2 is most advanced FTP and SFTP clients available out there for MAC. It allows you to transfer your files through FTP to your web hosts, SFTP, and Amazon s3 servers. You can easily manage your files from anywhere in the world very easily with the help of Forklift 2. If you want to remotely edit your files you can do it very easily and your files will be saved and automatically uploaded in your web server. You can also transfer your data on an FXP Copy server with Forklift 2 very easily. – ForkLift 2

  10. FireFTP

    It is one of the best free and cross platform FTP Client which is available out there both for windows and MAC. You can easily sync your files and folders with other machines while you are navigating them. FireFTP is available in multiple languages you can choose from 20 different languages. You can hash your files for better security, remotely edit them and even drag drop your files directly using Fire FTP. If you want to decrease the size of your files, you can compress it easily using Mode Z. It’s an open source software so you if you are having any ideas regarding the improvement of the software you can share it with the FireFTP community. – FireFTP

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