As a card carrying alumni of the Mac360 staff I was asked which Mac Menubar app would be tops on my list.
I haven’t compared notes but I suspect that my Menubar has more apps than anyone else (certainly more than anyone else I know).
On my Desktop Mac there are 30 total Menubar apps, including six from Apple. The other two dozen are there because I’m a collector at heart. Tops on my list has to be the Menubar app I use the most– Transmit.
Each day I connect to a few dozen remotes Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux servers, and though I have multiple FTP apps, Transmit is the one most used because all it takes is a click to the Menubar to connect to remote sites.
Even better is Transmit’s dual window pane technology. Either the left or right panes or both can connect to remote servers. Uploading and downloading files is completely drag and drop, though the Toolbar can be customized.
Transmit is so good that each window pane can connect remotely and files copied back and forth to remote servers.
One negative I’ve had with Transmit in the past was file transfer speed, but the latest version renders that a non-issue.
It’s easy to create favorites which connect to remote servers and are available from the Menubar app, but I also love the Droplet feature. Setup a favorite to connect remotely, save it as a Droplet, then simply drop files onto the Droplet icon and Transmit does the connection and file transfers in the background.
It connects to Macs via Bonjour, and other servers using FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and even connects to Amazon S3 (though it’s missing many file management tools for S3). Transmit is very Mac-like, stable and mature, and a must-have for Mac users who go remote.