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out of 9 votes out of 9 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 13, 2018
  • 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 3.2.2


  • Home directory is now displayed as root in the path bar
  • Folders are listed on top when Group by Kind sorting is enabled


  • Fixes a possible dataloss with multi rename
  • Fixes a possible hang when opening Get Info
  • Fixes a crash when double-clicking on the close button of a multi rename window
  • Fixes a possible crash when changing view mode from icon view with previously selected items to list or column view
  • Fixes a crash when opening an encrypted with enabled Treat archives as folders
  • Fixes an issue with listing a specific share in the sidebar
  • Fixes an issue with creating a new folder while there is an ongoing operation
  • Fixes an issue with creating a folder with forward slash in its name
  • Fixes an issue with creating a new folder on a certain WebDAV server
  • Fixes a character encoding issue on some network shares
  • Fixes an issue that caused displaying wrong modification date on some FTP servers
  • Fixes an issue with replacing and moving a folder to SFTP
  • Fixes an issue with the search field
  • Fixes an issue with displaying remote PDF files in the Preview panel
  • Fixes an issue with displaying RTF text files in the Preview panel
  • Fixes an issue with Quick Look on SFTP
  • Fixes an issue with updating available space in the status bar
  • Fixes an issue with updating sidebar
  • Fixes an issue with Keyboard Selection when selection did not stay in focus after reaching the bottom of the pane
  • Fixes an issue when deselecting the only selected item with Command-Click resulted in activating rename
  • Numerous minor fixes and improvements
Publisher Dandre
Publisher web site
Release Date April 13, 2018
Date Added April 13, 2018
Version 3.2.2
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
Download Information
File Size 43.6MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 7,050
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29.95
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