I still do a lot of work with websites. Most of the sites I create and manage are built with WordPress. If you’re familiar with developing websites, you know that you need FTP access to make it happen. FTP (file transfer protocol) is basically the way you move files from your computer to your server where the website is hosted.

I’ve explored a number of FTP Clients over the years for my Mac that work well, but after testing them out I always default to two:

  • FireFTP – It’s a free Firefox plugin (consider a donation). I love that it’s in the browser right alongside my open tabs as I update websites. I usually end up using this 80% of the time.
  • Cyberduck – It’s $23.99, but gets the job done. It has an easy to use interface and has significantly more features than FireFTP. I use this when I need to connect to more than one server at a time. It works great dragging and dropping straight from Finder. Not as fast as FireFTP.

The other ones I tested that work well, but I just didn’t prefer:

Author Matt

I'm a husband, father, leader, and geek whose time is wrapped up in faith, family, film, and travel. I guess I'm a little like the equivalent of a utility player in baseball. I'm happy with not being the best at something as long as I'm always trying to get better.

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