Well, actually, everyone, but that doesn’t change the value of ‘call it like I see it,’ another Mincey family favorite.
When it comes to Mac apps that I love and use what do I see that needs to be called? Or, credited? Cyberduck.
This is a free Mac and Windows PC app that transfers files from your local computer to a remote server somewhere in the cloud. It uses the standard FTP and SFTP protocols, but also has built-in support for newer services including Amazon’s S3, WebDAV, OpenStack Swift and many others.
For Mac users Cyberduck is very Mac-like, comes with preset connection profiles for most services, keeps bookmarks of remote server connections, and isn’t cluttered with a ragtag Toolbar of options.
For Mac users who connect Amazon S3 you’ll find Multi-Factor Authentication and versioning options, a configuration to archive objects in Amazon Glacier (cheaper but slower), as well as support for Mac metadata and Access Control Lists.
Navigating files on a remote server is much like navigating through the Mac’s Finder, but with far more options just a click away. Cleverly, files from the Mac can be dropped onto a Cyberduck bookmark and instantly transferred.
Cyberduck can sync folders from your Mac to or from a directory on a remote server. There’s even an option to handle two factor authentication with Google Authenticator. Login IDs and passwords are stored on the Mac’s Keychain for added security (missing the Dropbox sync in Transmit, though).
Not bad for free, right?
I would consider using Cyberduck as my main file transfer app except for one minor nit. There’s no dual window pane option for local and remote, so Transmit gets to keep the Mincey crown.