File Transfer Protocol as its name suggests is the protocol used for transferring files – be it images, data files, web pages or entire web sites. In order to use it you need special software solutions. There are a lot of them out there these days and it might not be an easy task to identify the one you need. Let us have a look at an app that has a built-in FTP client, it might be exactly what you are looking for.
What makes Commander One unique is that its primary functionality is of a file management solution for Mac. This most certainly enhances the FTP client features; you get to see the file structure on your Mac, make changes in it and this helps you to transfer them to another computer in a more convenient and efficient way.
Take, for example, a classical dual pane interface of the app – it makes it possible for you to see FTP resources on the server and your local files on Mac at the same time. You are saved from a headache of having to switch between multiple windows.
You can also choose to display in both panes contents of FTP servers you are connected to and transfer files between them without copying data to your local drive. In Commander One you can also edit files and change file permissions on the server.
Commander One supports the following protocols – FTP, SFTP and FTPS. There is much more – in the era of storage services, you can integrate Google Drive, Dropbox and Amazon S3 into the app. You can mount your iPhone, iPod and other iOS devices, as well as MTP devices on your Mac, access and manage them as if they were just local disks. There is archiving functionality and Terminal emulator.
Built-in FTP manager is a part of PRO pack of Commander One, using it requires a license. However in order for you to check the functionality before making a decision, the developers allow 15-day trial period for free. Also, if you are moving to Commander One after using one of competing products, you get 50% discount. The same applies to owners of Total Commander for Windows.