ForkLift for Mac

ForkLift for Mac


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.6.2
File Size:
18.57MB
Date Added:
August 25, 2014
Price:
Free to try; $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
5,544
Downloads Last Week:
18
Product ranking:
#10 in FTP Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

ForkLift one of the best FTP/SFTP clients and file management programs available for the Mac. With its fast, flexible, and friendly interface (especially elegant for an FTP program, with tabs, spring-loaded folders, and one- and two-pane options), Forklift delivers on two of the main criteria for an app of its kind: speed and ease of use.

This app is even faster now that it handles multiple channel transfers over remote connections, and a ton of powerful features can make your work flow easier, such as previewing, batch functions, any-to-any copying (between multiple different devices or sources), filters and favorites (excellent for grouping project resources), and a built-in Application Deleter. Forklift can also open in Terminal, and it can sync or merge the contents of two folders in different locations. Any professional who moves a lot of files around on a daily basis should try out Forklift's 15-day demo.

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    Results 1-9 of 9

  • 4 stars

    "Fast and Beautiful"

    January 31, 2013   |   By CalebGrove

    Version: ForkLift 2.0.7

    Pros

    Great interface
    Easy to use
    Accurate "time remaining" clock.

    Cons

    Not as solid as Yummy FTP.

    Summary

    Forklift has become my go-to FTP client for almost everything. It's fast, easy, and beautiful. The shortcuts in the sidebar are a lifesaver. The only reason why I hang on to Yummy FTP is for syncing the server to a local folder (for Time Machine backup-ability), as Forklift is more prone to have errors which pause the entire transfer. This can be problematic when it's running at 3:00 am!

    However, as I said, Forklift has become my default client for all my FTP needs! Great job developers!

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  • 5 stars

    "Really fast, flexible"

    October 15, 2011   |   By pkeedy

    Version: ForkLift 2.0.7

    Pros

    Fast transfers, allows deleting of AppleTV ver.1 files on ATV. Logical layout so easy to use.

    Cons

    None for me.

    Summary

    I upgraded from FileZilla and couldn't believe the speed difference going from my iMac to my AppleTV. Really easy to delete files on the ATV.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good software"

    May 18, 2010   |   By migueldpz

    Version: ForkLift 2.0 Beta 1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Once you're accustomed to the dual-pane approach it's very intuitive and works flawlessly, even this beta version. Fantastic for using it with iPhones/touches.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great software."

    March 29, 2010   |   By OldMacDonald

    Version: ForkLift 1.7.8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Works very well for me. Love the dual-pane view for local vs remote.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Support!"

    November 28, 2008   |   By JRietz

    Version: ForkLift 1.6b3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    My task for the day(s) was to transfer about 6 GB of websites from one host to a new host. I dreaded the thought since my cable is slow uploading. I've actually owned ForkLift for a while, but had not used it until this task remembering it could be logged into two ftp sites at the same time within the split window. It is unfortunate that neither host supports the FXP protocol...

    I did have some problems and was unable to tell if it was one of the hosts or my cable, which throttles uploads. Somewhere along the line FL did start crashing pretty far into a large transfer and I was having a dickens of a time managing which folders got updated and which didn't (the Sync Browsing really helped). I sent in a bug report and included the crash log file.

    I was really surprised when someone wanted to iChat with me - someone I didn't know. Within a few lines I found it was Mudi from BinaryNights! Mudi provided a lot of suggestions and got me going - I was using a G4 and they had not fully tested the new version with one. The next day, Mudi contacted me again and said they found the bug after they setup a G4 and tested it themselves.

    I'm an old Fetch guy, but I've switched to ForkLift as my primary ftp application, not only the unique features (today and for the future), but for the support.

    Thanks!

    Jim

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  • 5 stars

    "Just love this app"

    October 31, 2008   |   By theJohnY

    Version: ForkLift 1.6b2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This new beta is fantastic. The UI changed radically, is more streamlined, with a new tab implementation and added keyboard controls I've been hoping for. It just puts all my workflow together into a nice package.

    The only thing that I'm missing from it is folder synchronization, though the developers have been promising that for a while. It would be great if I didn't have to start Transmit for synching anymore.

    It might not be the cheapest software, but it's a sturdy peace of programming well worth its price.
    Ah yes, and it beats every other FTP client I've tried in terms of speed.

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  • 2 stars

    "And this update is no different."

    April 26, 2008   |   By chieftedus

    Version: ForkLift 1.5.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Although this works great on my MacBook Pro I am still having problems with it
    on my iMac G5. Specifically getting it to log into my iDisk. I have had to revert
    back to 1.2 to use this on my iMac.

    It keeps giving me a challenge and response error even though I am 100 percent
    positive I am using the correct password. Yes this is the problem, version
    1.5 works fine on the MBP, never connects to iDisk on the iMac.

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  • 4 stars

    "great software honest developer"

    March 16, 2008   |   By frodo5641

    Version: ForkLift 1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I just installed Fork lift 1.5 and tried my MacPromo Serial number which I purchased in December and voila it works.

    It's great to see developer who do not try to rip their customers of and releases version on MacPromo whci need further money to pay for the next update which is imminent.

    The application itself I great 2 though haven't tried the FTP feature yet.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice piece of work"

    March 27, 2007   |   By gboros

    Version: ForkLift 1.0b1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Very fast and realy MAC like (you can choose commander like keyboard layout).
    I don't need a file manager but I use it as an FTP/SCP client.
    I'm looking forward to the final release.

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