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Nov 12, 1999, 03:03 AM
 
CAn someone please give me the name or site of a good Mac FTP browser/ Thanks a lot.
     
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Nov 12, 1999, 08:58 AM
 
Fetch, Anarchie, Transmit, there are a few more...

for all these and more go to www.versiontracker.com and search for the above app's, also do a search for keyword 'ftp' and see all the stuff out there related to FTP clients as well...
     
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Nov 13, 1999, 01:11 AM
 
VicomSoft also has a pretty good ftp client, and it's free.
     
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Nov 17, 1999, 11:33 PM
 
We use several good FTP clients:

1. Fetch. The interface is quirky and I tend to think it sucks. BUT it IS very AppleScript-able.

2. Transmit. MY FAVOURITE. Solid, dependable. Great FTP client. www.panic.com

3. NetFinder http://www.ozemail.com.au/~pli/netfinder/

I REALLY like NetFinder's Finder-like user interface, but I'm discovering that setting permission for UNIX servers can be problematic. I prefer Transmit's automatic settings.

So. Three great choices for Mac FTP clients that beat the crap out of CuteFTP or other silly Windoze clients. Enjoy!!
     
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Nov 20, 1999, 11:48 PM
 
If you're using MacOS 9 you can use its built-in ftp client.

What's that? A built-in ftp client?!

You betcha. The Network Browser in MacOS 9 is a real (although sparse) ftp client. You can enter a URL from the Connect to ... button and it will display the files on the server. You can double-click through directories, move up and down the hierarchy with the forward/backware arrows and download files by double-clicking or dragging them to the desktop.
     
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Nov 22, 1999, 05:02 PM
 
To chabig and all the others on this thread,

on another topic at MacNN WebBoard they say that the Network Browser of Mac OS 9 is not capable of uploads, just downloads. If this is correct, I would positively not call such a piece of software a fully functional FTP client. Maybe it is betterthan nothing, when a true FTP client is not around....

Also, I do not agree with the statement that Fetch has a quirky interface (at least not v3.03 which I use regularly).

Just my two pence,

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Walter.
     
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Nov 23, 1999, 11:01 AM
 
Yes, you can upload items with OS9 Network Browser's built-in FTP client. My favorite, though, is still Anarchie.

Now, if only Apple would write the Network Browser to use plug-ins...then Stairways, or Panic,could write plug-ins to make FTP literally as easy as sharing through AppleTalk. (Other networking software, like Thursby Systems' DAVE, could work the same way...but I digress.)
     
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Nov 23, 1999, 01:46 PM
 
I would like one to integrate with the Finder -- have a site show up as a seperate drive. That would be wonderful -- you could go to "save as" in a dialog and go for it, and access, etc. would be done just like AppleShare. Ahhh, one can dream.

- oZ
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Nov 23, 1999, 07:26 PM
 
I use Anarchie Pro 3.5 every single day. I've used Transmit, which I like too, but for rock solid performance I prefer Anarchie. The interface of Transmit, while fantastic, would take a little getting used to for someone new with FTP. Anarchie looks and feels like the Finder, and is great about giving visual information (e.g., a red line through a file that's been deleted) when things change on the server.

In addition, I'd have to say that I find the Fetch interface quite clunky (or was it quirky?), though, like Anarchie, it's rock solid and easy to use.

Hope this helps.
     
   
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