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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.95 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #6 in FTP Software

Editors' Review


ForkLift is an FTP client for Mac. While many FTP programs look like they were designed by people who are only concerned with functionality and not form, ForkLift presents a more familiar, accessible design. Someone who is not comfortable with advanced computer operations such as FTP transfers should still have no problem sending or receiving files with this program.


Modern design: Many FTP programs look as technical and complicated now as they did 10 years ago. ForkLift looks much more modern by contrast. It has a navigation structure built into the program that mirrors the Finder in OS X so that it is more or less familiar and comfortable to search through for files.

Easy connection: A single button on the top toolbar opens a connection setup box, where everything is clearly labeled and straightforward. Confusion is sometimes an issue with FTP programs, especially when there are many more text boxes and menu options that are strictly necessary for a basic file transfer. ForkLift keeps it to the essentials, which is great for first-time attempts at file transfer.

Smooth, quick operations: ForkLift completed a smooth and quick file transfer in the background without slowing other operations.


Lack of help: Despite its relative ease of use, FTP programs still have huge potential to be complicated or confusing. There is no help feature to speak of in this app, which is an unfortunate omission.

Bottom Line

ForkLift is a great FTP app for Mac. If you need to a do a lot of file transfers, especially if you're inexperienced in the area, this program should make learning the ropes and transferring files easy for you. Ultimately, it is quick and painless, which is what you want from this type of program.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of ForkLift for Mac 2.6.2.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0b7
  • Improves Tags support in the right click context menu and Get Info window
  • Adds Quick Select by tag
  • Improves alternating background in dark mode
  • Improves rename in all view modes
  • Improves the speed of folder size calcutation
  • Adds Bonjour support to Favorite Manager
  • Adds icon size slider to Icon View’s status bar
  • Adds time offset to Sync settings
  • Adds Quick Look button to the toolbar
  • Improves sync analyzation time
  • Migrated to Dropbox v2 API
  • Fixes a possible crash when syncing items
  • Fixes an issue on SFTP that caused a deadlock
  • Fixes an issue with Dropbox Sync and Sharing – You will be asked to authorize ForkLift again
  • Fixes an issue that prevented deleting items from mounted remote volumes and encfs folders
  • Fixes an issue with toolbar that caused turning it into white in dark mode
  • Fixes an issue with Services
  • Fixes an issue with acquiring password from Keychain when connecting to a network volume from Favorites
  • Fixes an issue with Group by Tags that prevented displaying some folders
  • Fixes issues with Group by Date Added and Group by Date Modified
  • Fixes an issue with connecting to VNC
  • Fixes an issue in Multi Rename where some special characters were not recognised
  • Fixes an issue with Suffix input field in Multi Rename
  • Fixes case sensitive filesystem handling in Sync
  • Fixes the color of favorite type labels in Favorite Manager
  • Fixes the background color of Feedback’s textfield in dark mode
  • Fixes an issue with reloading icon previews in restored background tabs
  • Fixes an issue with mouse selection in Icon View
  • Fixes an issue with Copy URL on Amazon S3
  • Numerous small fixes and improvements
Publisher Dandre
Publisher web site
Release Date January 10, 2017
Date Added January 10, 2017
Version 3.0b7
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.46MB
File Name
Total Downloads 6,510
Downloads Last Week 13
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29.95

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