In this case the Mac app CRAX performs multiple duties as a mashup of the Finder with a text editor with file transfer options thrown in for good measure.
To a certain extent, having all those options built-in to a single Finder-like app is, if not refreshing, certainly a unique approach. CRAX starts out as a dual-pane app similar to the Finder (with two windows open, or dual panes as in OS X Mavericks), but more akin to many FTP file transfer apps that use the dual pane– source and target– approach.
CRAX looks like the Finder but also looks like a standard file transfer app.
Not only does CRAX sport dual panes, it does tabs so you can be a click away from a folder on your Mac to a directory on a remote server.
CRAX saves and restores window states, and has built-in clients for SSH, sFTP, FTP, AFP, and even SMB, plus WebDAV and Amazon S3. There’s an option to search a file using regular expressions, and the built-in text editor features syntax coloring for HTML, CSS, SQL, Python, and even Objective-C (oddly, not PHP or Perl).
CRAX also supports Subversion 1.6, comes with a bunch of keyboard shortcuts, Quick Look file previews, fullscreen option, and a toggle for hiding or showing hidden and system files (locally or remotely). File permissions are easily changed on the Mac or remote server. The option to view and edit remote files and files within a Zip archive is priceless.
Many Mac file transfer apps have a built-in text editor, but usually of limited functionality. Other Mac text editors offer some file transfer capabilities. CRAX mashes up just about everything into a Finder-like (and familiar) interface with dual window panes and tabs.
Oh, and it’s priced less than most text editors or file transfer apps with less functionality.