There are quite a few FTP clients out there, but one stands out the most in my mind and that’s, Transmit. It’s the best ftp client I’ve ever used. When I started to work at a local ISP I was in a hurry to find a great client that could do SFTP. I looked around and found a few, but they didn’t have exactly what I was looking for. Then I saw Transmit and I knew I had found my tool.
The best feature in my mind would have to be the ability to use drag and drop. You can drag to the dock icon, download the dashboard widget, and even install the plugin for Quicksilver. Even if you aren’t connected to a server and you perform the drag and drop action, it uploads it to your most recent server you were connected to. Connection times are fast along with transferring of files to and from different servers. During my use of Transmit, I have yet to find any flaws. One other thing is that you can use whatever text editor you want when viewing remote files – BBEdit, TexMate, TextEdit, it doesn’t matter.
I use Transmit on a day to day basis for uploading php files and accessing my work’s servers. There are just so many features implemented into this one client. The only thing I don’t like about Transmit is it’s not free, but with everything that it can do and how well it’s made, the $30 price tag is not too bad.
You can download Transmit here.
If you’re broke you can get Fugu here, which is a nice replacement to Transmit.