What is meant by FTP? FTP is an internet protocol. You can use it to transfer files between computers connected on the internet through TCP/IP connections. Using FTP, you can upload, download, move, copy, rename, and delete files on your web server. This comes in handy when you want to make changes (for example, upload files on your website) to your website using your computer. You can simply use an FTP client to connect to your web server and transfer files. It’s that simple! Here we review some of the best FTP clients for both Mac and Windows. Each has its own advantages. Here they are:
This is free FTP client that works on both Mac and Windows. It is simple and very easy to use. It supports both FTPS and SFTP. FTPS is a secure protocol which uses SSL. FTPS uses two connections. SFTP adds a layer to the FTP protocol. It uses only one connection.
The comprehensive interface includes everything essential.
Site managing is now Multitab.
Fast upload: the entire site can be uploaded within seconds
Runs on multiple platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
One of the best file management system
There is a drag and drop option for uploading files.
It helps you to connect to your web provider to manage your FTP server
There are constant updates (which is a good thing but might be a hassle for some)
Setting up a new FTP host requires specific directory instructions
Cyberduck is a popular FTP client. It is free. It supports SFTP, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, WebDAV, Microsoft Azure and OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. It boasts of easy to use interface, enterprise file sharing, cloud storage and connect to servers.
You can use your preferred editor to edit any file.
You can quickly copy and open corresponding HTTP URLs in your web browser
It integrates easily with your Mac environment.
It can locate files in finder in Mac. You can also store your login credential in the keychain.