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Article:
  Utilities for Switching on the Cheap
Subject:   Utilities
Date:   2005-03-05 02:16:29
From:   michael98
I've used RBrowser and liked it. But currently, I use Transmit from Panic, which is a popular alternative:


https://www.panic.com/


There is a scathing review of some of the current crop of FTP clients here:


http://rixstep.com/4/2/ftp,00.html


His conclusion is that Transmit (or version 2 of it: it's now gone to 3) is the best of the bunch, and even so not as good as it could be.


Actually, I think the Mac world could do with a little more of this reviewer's "curmudgeonry". I can't think how many times I have seen people suggesting that one should use Onyx. It is a "rainmaker" - a bloated AppleScript wrapper for stuff that Unix does anyway. He takes it apart very ably:


http://rixstep.com/4/2/onyx141,00.html


Other utilities I like are Rixstep's own ACP:


http://rixstep.com/4/0/


And it is probably worth having Pacifist:


http://www.charlessoft.com/