Cyberduck – The FTP Client for MacOSX

by Karthik on September 13, 2007 · 0 comments

If you are a webmaster you surely know the importance of FTP Clients in managing your website. There are a wide range of FTP Apps available today, but actually none of them stack up well against Cyberduck’s simplicity and ease of use. Cyberduck has all the features that you would expect to find in a modern FTP Software and a lot more that you probably don’t know about. Here is a brief rundown into its features :

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  • Protocols
    FTP (File Transfer Protocol), FTP/TLS (FTP secured over SSL/TLS) and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer).
  • Browser
    Document based, list and outline view, caching, cut & paste, drag & drop and arbitrary character encodings.
  • International
    Available in English, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Swedish, Hungarian, Danish, Polish, Indonesian, Catalan, Welsh, Thai, Turkish and Hebrew.
  • External editors
    Seamless integration with external editors. SubEthaEdit, BBEdit, TextWrangler, Text-Edit Plus, TextMate, mi, Smultron, JeditX, CSSEdit, CotEditor and Tag, skEdit, PageSpinner.
  • Open Source
    Licensed under the GPL.
  • Growl
    Support for Growl, the global notification system. See
  • Spotlight
    Spotlight Importer for bookmark files.
  •  Bookmarking
    Powerful bookmarking in a the browser drawer. Drag and drop bookmarks to the and drop files onto bookmarks to upload.
  •  History
    History of visited servers.
  •  Bonjour
    Auto discovery of services on the local network
  •  Integration
    Use Cyberduck as default system wide protocol handler for FTP and SFTP. Open .inetloc files and .duck bookmark files from the Finder.
  •  Advanced Transfers
    Limit the number of concurrent transfers and filter files using a regular expression. Resume both interrupted download and uploads. Recursively transfer directories.
  •  AppleScript
    Full AppleScript integration. See the sample scripts (included on the disk image).
  •  Keychain
    All passwords are stored in the system Keychain as Internet passwords available also to third party applications.
  •  iDisk
    Synchronize bookmarks with .Mac iDisk.
  •  Synchronization
    Synchronize local with remote directories (and vice versa) and get a preview of affected files before any action is taken.
  •  Permissions
    Modify permissions on multiple files and recursivly.
  •  ASCII
    Convert line endings on the fly in ASCII transfers.
  •  SSH
    Supports Public key authentication, Keyboard Interactive (PAM) Authentication, Support for various encryption ciphers (3DES, Blowfish, Twofish, AES, CAST) and Authentication algorithms (MD5, SHA1).
  •  SCP
    Transfer files using Secure Copy (SCP).

It is the Bookmarking feature and excellent integration with the OS that makes Cyberduck the FTP program of choice for all Mac users. Go ahead and download Cyberduck today.

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