FTP apps

A quick poll:

What FTP app do you use?

I currently use CuteFTP 4.25, which is nice, and I’ve been using Cute seemingly forever, but I’m becoming increasingly annoyed at a piece of missing functionality. I want an ‘overwrite if newer’ option when uploading a site. In Cute, I can set a global ‘overwrite’ or a global ‘skip’ when uploading. But if I’ve changed 5 files in 5 different directories, I’d like to just select all, upload from the root and have my FTP app figure out which files I mean to upload.

Now I guess there’s some potential issues with servers being in different timezones, but surely, there could be something Dreamweaver-esque, some file on the server that keeps track of this for me, related to my local time (and I don’t use Dreamweaver’s FTP because it seems so damnedly buggy (although I’ve not tried DreamweaverMX’s — I’m still resisting the move to MX, as it’s not as good as my trusty CF Studio yet for my purposes).

4 Replies to “FTP apps”

  1. I, like you, use CuteFTP on the PC, and I’ve always liked it well enough (though I haven’t been able to find a place where i can set um … that setting we need to send files to our blogs – secureserver? or what is it , you-know). On the Mac I use Transmit, and I quite like it. It is soo super simple (at first i thought it was too simple, then i found a bunch of controls).
    That’s my survey answer, but sorry, can’t provide helpful advice.

  2. I, like you, use CuteFTP on the PC, and I’ve always liked it well enough (though I haven’t been able to find a place where i can set um … that setting we need to send files to our blogs – secureserver? or what is it , you-know). On the Mac I use Transmit, and I quite like it. It is soo super simple (at first i thought it was too simple, then i found a bunch of controls).
    That’s my survey answer, but sorry, can’t provide helpful advice.

  3. I use gFTP or just simple ftp on the console in linux, which ever is easiest at the time. Nothing spectacular about either, and really I wouldn’t mind something that could do more to remember where to send stuff, etc…

  4. I use gFTP or just simple ftp on the console in linux, which ever is easiest at the time. Nothing spectacular about either, and really I wouldn’t mind something that could do more to remember where to send stuff, etc…

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