Today we’re going to get our hands on the newest version of Transmit, Panic’s longstanding FTP client. Though it’s the patriarch of Mac FTP applications, Transmit has been knocked about recently by a few new competitors upping the ante for innovation and style.
Transmit 4 has risen to the challenge with a completely redesigned interface, newly streamlined workflow and stunning speed increases. I’ll just say now to any Transmit 3 users, this is an update you won’t want to miss.
Flow is a fantastic FTP (File Transfer Protocol) application that is set apart from the crowd by it’s beautiful interface that integrates well with the system scheme. The application feels native to the Mac OS X and is very easy to use – much like Finder.
This review will give you an in-depth look at the features that Flow offers as well as how it stacks up to various competitors. Flow was developed by the team over at extendmac and sells for the fantastic price of $25. Currently it is available for Mac OSX 10.5 and above.
Today we’re giving away fifteen copies of Forklift, a popular FTP client for the Mac. Forklift is a versatile application that integrates effectively with OS X. It follows the familiar style of a traditional FTP application – with local and remote folders displayed side by side. The latest versions have brought a range of new features including file compression, folder synchronization, and folder merging.
Read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter.
We have previously covered the range of FTP clients available for the Mac, and today we’ll be taking an in-depth look at another. Forklift is a versatile application that integrates effectively with OS X. It follows the familiar style of a traditional FTP application – with local and remote folders displayed.
The latest version brings a range of new features including file compression, folder synchronization, and folder merging. Our review will cover the functionality on offer, and decide how Forklift stacks up against the competition.
Our giveaway of ten ExpanDrive licenses is now closed and the winners chosen. A big thank you to all those who entered, and also to ExpanDrive for supporting the competition. If you’d like to find out more about the app, our review is a great place to start.
Without further ado, the winners are as follows. Where a name is slightly ambiguous, I’ve linked to the comment in question:
- Eugenio Grigolon
- John Sturgeon
- Kim Korte
- Benedikt R
- Matthew Delprado
- Zach (for this comment)
- Mike Staszel
- Phil (for this comment)
- Albert D
Congratulations to you all – you’ll be receiving your license code via email within a few days. We’ll have another competition for our awesome readers coming very soon!
We’re running a another huge competition this week, with ten (yes, ten!) copies of ExpanDrive on offer, worth $400. We reviewed ExpanDrive yesterday, and found it to be an excellent tool for integrating FTP access with the OS X Finder.
It’s a great solution if you’re a web designer, developer, regularly back up to an FTP server, or don’t want to fork over $99 for access to an iDisk.
Entering is simple. All you need to do is:
- Post a link to this competition – either on your website, or via Twitter
- Leave a comment, letting me know where you posted the link!
The competition will run for 10 days, and we’ll randomly select ten winners on Friday the 5th June. The odds of winning a license are incredible, so don’t forget to subscribe via RSS or follow us on Twitter to find out if you’ve been successful.
With the availability of all-in-one development apps such as Coda and Espresso, a dedicated FTP program is beginning to seem like a fairly archaic way to access remote data. ExpanDrive offers a modern solution to FTP access by integrating seamlessly with the OS X Finder. Once connected, you can modify files from any application as if using a local USB drive.
After using ExpanDrive for a few weeks I can safely say that I won’t be returning to any other system. It works completely as advertised and performance is impressive. This review will take a look at how ExpanDrive works, and suggest a few changes you may need to make before migrating to it fully.
Transferring files to and from other computers, particularly web servers, is usually achieved through a system called FTP (File Transfer Protocol). At the most basic, an application needs to connect to a remote server and allow you to perform file operations – copying, moving, editing and deleting – with both remote and local files. There are a huge range of different FTP applications for the Mac, many which aren’t that well known.
This roundup will showcase both the well-polished commercial FTP apps, as well as a number of open source alternatives which have very similar levels of functionality.