I friend of mine, had long suffered to find an easy FTP client to use on his Mac. He tried several but didn’t really find an FTP client to work well. He kept on using the FTP connection via Dreamweaver which is also a bit of a pain. I tried to use Finder as a client but also found it to be very unstable.
As he uses Firefox as his browser I advised him to install the FireFTP plugin for Firefox. It works perfectly, opening up a FTP client on a new tab. The client records account details for future use and has an interface similar to Filezilla, my personal favourite. I know that Filezilla has a version for Mac but even the great Filezilla disapointed me on the Mac platform.
To install the FireFTP plugin on Firefox is really easy:
- Install it from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/684
- Restart Firefox
- To run FireFTP, just go to Tools / FireFTP and a new Tab will open with the ftp client in it
That’s it, dead easy and works great.
As Firefox is cross-platform this FTP client can be used in any Operating System.