6 of the best FTP clients for OS X

Managing lots of connections can be fiddly, so we tested the tools with several FTP logins.

Captain FTP has an Address Book window for connection list management – with options that may be daunting to some. Usefully, it imports lists from Fetch and Transmit.

Cyberduck's Bookmarks display is part of its connection windows; simple, but with no way to subdivide the list. Fetch's Shortcuts display hasn't changed much for two decades. Entries can be edited and multiple lists can be made and saved, but it remains clunky.

FileZilla has a bookmarks feature, but it's picky about URL formatting and often fails to store new bookmarks.

FileZilla ftp

FTP FAIL: The dreaded FileZilla with its somewhat confusing interface

Yummy FTP's bookmarks options are well thought-out, however Transmit takes the prize for pleasing flexibility. Its Favorites can be organised into different collections, synced with MobileMe, and saved as droplets.