Cyberduck for Mac downloads and uploads remote files using an FTP, SFTP, or a WebDAV connection, as well as online storage services like Google Drive and Amazon S3 Storage. It's a well-built, accessible app that does its job without any issues, though its transfer speeds may not be the best.
Well integrated: The app integrates well with OS X -- you have the ability to Quick Look remote files, enter fullscreen mode, and even save log-in data to your keychain. While nothing fancy, we've found the interface to be usable and easy to work with.
Good platform support: When creating a new connection, you are given the option to choose from nine protocols, including three cloud storage services -- Amazon S3 Storage, Google Drive, and Rackspace -- and enter information like server, username, and password.
Convenient: Two nice touches are the abilities to save the password to your OS X keychain and to automatically reopen the connection the next time you launch the app.
Transfer speeds vary: For a server on the same network, it took us less than 30 seconds to download and upload an 80MB file. But when using Google Drive, the times increased to 40 seconds to download and a minute for the upload.
If you're looking for an easy-to-use FTP client that packs some powerful features, Cyberduck for Mac turns out to be a good choice. Whether you need built-in support for Google Drive or Amazon S3, or just a client that lets you manage file permissions, reveal hidden files, and place speed limits, this free app will peak your interest.
Cyberduck is an open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files and Amazon S3 browser for the Mac. It features an easy to use interface with quickly accessible bookmarks. The outline view of the browser allows to browse large folder structures efficiently and you can quickly preview files with Quick Look. To edit files, a seamless integration with several external editors makes it easy to change content quickly. Both Amazon CloudFront and Cloud Files from Rackspace can be easily configured to distribute your content in the cloud. Many OS X core system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour and the Keychain are supported and a large number of translations makes you feel at home.
What's new in this version:
[Bugfix] Paginate directory listings (Dropbox)
[Bugfix] Ignore permission failure for reading transfer acceleration configuration (S3)
-Search function does not work. It only searches the folder you are in. What's the point when servers are made to store files in possibly thousands of folders? You will never be able to easily search for any file. Hopefully, your files are very well organized or else you will never find them.
-I have approximately 300GBs or more of files to transfer and it is taking forever because Cyberduck freezes and crashes constantly. I sometimes have to move one file or one folder at a time because it will crash.
-You cannot select more than one file on the transfer list to remove so you have to waste time clicking each file and remove. Waste of time. When the list filled up, it prompted to remove all the listed transfers. Wonderful feature... except... surprise, it freezes. I have to continually manually remove the items on the list. Also, it lags when there are more than 3 items on the list, making the process even slower.
This program is probably good if you rarely use it or only have a few files to store. If you have 100s of GBs of files DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM!
I've been a computer professional for 25 years, a lot of that providing level 1 through 3 end user support, and the Cyberduck UI makes no sense to me. Find something else, this one will make your life miserable.
Finally someone who agrees with me!! And it's an expert! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Since this is considered the best FTP client for Mac and all Mac users - both expert and profanes - I know recommend this, I was starting to think to be a little dumb...yet the UI gave me headache over headache every time I tried to use it. I'm gonna stick with FileZilla, for now, until I can afford a paid one like Transmit or ForkLift.
Fairly intuitive interface. Drag and drop. Did the job. And it was FREE!
Didn't seem to like to upload too many files at once. Sometimes didn't seem to want to Overwrite.
First, I downloaded FileZilla but it couldn't make a connection to my main file locker. So I got CyberDuck and it had no problem with the same address. Sometimes it would overwrite a file like I wanted it to, but sometimes it gave me an error and I had to delete the old version first. Other times, if I tried to upload too many files at once, I'd get an error, but that could be because of my own wireless network at home. When I use Comcast's own web-based uploading, I have to do one file at a time and then choose each one individually and make it "public." An enormous pain. CyberDuck uploaded them as public, saving me alot of time, and I could drag and drop. Love it!
Connects to all kinds of servers, including Rackspace Cloud and Amazon S3. Fast, intuitive, and free. I love the "edit" function, which lets me open and edit remote files locally, and Cyberduck will automatically re-upload the edited file. Everyone I work with now simply refers to it as "The Duck"...