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Interarchy is an advanced file transfer app that supports FTP, SFTP, Webdav, S3 and the new, very fast iFTP. It also supports plug-in architecture for compressing files, running scripts and restarting servers.

It ties in well with both Amazon and Rackspace's cloud file hosting services, allowing you to transfer and manage data in the cloud. It also boasts as being the fastest file transfer client on the Mac, transferring over 80MB/sec on a gigabit network.

The Net Disks feature allows you to mount remote servers on your Mac's Desktop as if it were a local disk. This makes it easy to interact and work with remote more...

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Version 10.0.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Macpenguin Member IconReview+3
Macpenguin
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Hi,

Maybe I am not the customer targeted by this app. But I must really say that I do not understand it's purpose.
It can be used as a FTP client and it claims to be fast.
Well, that may be, but really : with no dual-pane presentation, it makes it difficult to transfer files.
But why not if it is fast as advertised... But even that it is not. FTP transfer from my computer to the remote server are just the slowest I have compared to EVERY other FTP client I use... but of course maybe that's not the real purpose of Anarchy ?
And there's one nice feature that allows you to transfer files from a remote server to another remote server. But what you ought to know is that this will first transfer the files to your hard drive (what happens if there not enough disk space ?)... and yes, that IS fast. But then it uploads form the hard drive to the remote server. And there we go again : slowest I tried.
So, not for me...

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Version 10.0.4
Don Morris
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I actually prefer the single pane of Interarchy; now that I use Transmit almost exclusively, I have turned off its dual-pane mode.

You allude to the likely cause of the slowness of transfers when you say "it uploads form [sic] the hard drive to the remote server." I would suggest that the speed of the transfer is directly related to the speed of your hard drive. I've found Interarchy to be quite speedy in my experience.

Macpenguin
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Hi Don,

Well, the single is a matter of tastes.

About the speed : I really doubt that this is related to the speed of my hard drive. I am simply unable to achieve speeds over 18MB/s with Interarchy. Using the EXACT same hardware and transferring the exact same files, I have no problems achieving 32MB/s average using FileZilla or Transmit.
But I got slow speeds with Forklift...
What I suspect is, maybe, some kind of protocol used by Forklift and Interarchy that doesn't match the protocol implemented into my LaCie 5Big NAS.
Anyways, as I often transfer HUGE files (from 10 to 50GB) as long as Interarchy hasn't solved what is an issue to me (maybe not for others) I am not going to give it another try.
I insist : this might be something related to my hard/soft combination so maybe it cannot be reproduced by others and is strictly personal.
So far I'll stick to my conclusion : Interarchy is not for me... ATM.
Regards.

Yian18 Member IconReview+2
Yian18
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Today i´m glad to have a mac.

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Version 10.0.4
A380 Member IconReview+55
A380
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Honestly, I find it quite an insult to owners of this software that Nolobe chose to release this, and to also do so with no explanation or release notes.

From what I can see so far, it appears to be the very same app posted 2 years ago, except that it has a 'retina aware' setting enabled in its plist and is signed with a Developer ID.

It's not good enough, Nolobe. This release deserves no more than 0.5 stars, sorry.

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Version 10.0.4
Philipwheelock
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Nolobe making another pitch at having Interarchy accepted for sale by the MAS? Haven't seen any changes in v10.0.4 except for the file size. Anyone else note any changes?

A380
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@Philipwheelock Unlikely. New submissions now require application sandboxing to implemented and Activity Monitor says it isn't a sandboxed app. I have to admit that I initially wondered if this might actually be a trojan Interarchy in disguise, but the Developer ID signing checks out, so it can't be. Maybe if v11 was around the corner it would make sense, but not with complete silence and no response from Nolobe about the update. Weird. Just weird.

Philipwheelock
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Weird X2

Philipwheelock Member IconComment+63
Philipwheelock
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OMG!!! As I live and breathe! Don Morris, do you believe it? Interarchy lives!!!

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Version 10.0.4
Don Morris
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Why does he even bother? There's nothing on his blog about it and no email notification from him. Anyway, I just installed 10.0.4 and promptly removed it when it failed to access the keychain properly.

Normally when an app is updated and accesses the keychain, the system asks for permission, always or one-time. This does not happen with 10.0.4 and so I've got to provide the password for dozens of sites. It's just easier to roll back to 10.0.2, particularly with no compelling reason (like bug fixes -- see my other comments here) to upgrade.

Philipwheelock
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I'll be sure to keep v10.0.2 around. All very strange. Could "Nolobe" be a reference to brain function?

Don Morris
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Perhaps all that was necessary was a relaunch of Interarchy or a reboot of the machine, but 10.0.4 does seem to be working with my Keychain now (as with any app upgrade, Keychain Access prompts for access).

But I was reminded of my other frustrations with Interarchy (which I still use day-in and day-out) when I had to open version 9 just to be able to change the columns that were shown in a listing.

I'm still on the lookout for a replacement, but -- sadly -- all others seem to be lacking in one way or another:

- Transmit doesn't query the Keychain for existing credentials and doesn't have a single-pane view
- Coda doesn't support multiple open sites and the listing font is too small for my liking
- Fetch doesn't support tabs and seems permanently stuck in the '90s (when I first started using it)
- ForkLift's favorites are cumbersome and its "Copy Public URL" feature is flawed
- Cyberduck doesn't support tabs and it has no column view

On the other hand:

- Transmit is actively supported (Interarchy and -- arguably -- ForkLift are not) and it's a beautiful app
- Coda has a lot of other stuff built-in -- and it, too, is made by Panic
- Cyberduck recognizes that a server supports an encrypted connection and will prompt you to switch to it

Yummy FTP may be a good app (I dislike the toolbar), but I'll need to look at it again on a different user account.

Don Morris
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I was mistaken about Transmit: it does indeed have a single-pane view. And I found that after after importing my Interarchy bookmarks (I had to use Cyberduck as an intermediary, since a bug in Transmit prevents it from importing Interarchy's .plist) I was asked to allow access to each Keychain item. That pretty much wipes out my issues with Transmit and I've now upgraded (full price, of course) from version 1.

Don Morris
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I've not used Interarchy for a week and I'm feeling pretty good.

I did take another look at Yummy FTP and, some interface issues aside, it's a pretty decent app. It doesn't have tabs, though, and I don't see anything that would compel me to use it over Transmit or Cyberduck.

Bordsenius Member IconReview+45
Bordsenius
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The app is quite good, but it is no longer supported or developed.

So if you pay for this you get last years products for this years price. Find a FTP-client that is actively maintained.

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Version 10.0.2
Cortig
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I'm not sure why you mentioned that the app was no longer supported by the developer. I've never had any problem contacting the developer and the application was updated today.

Mysticalos
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i stll use 8.5.4 every day on 10.8.2 no less with no issues. :) just haven't felt a need to fix what isn't broken i guess. i guess that's a sign of the durability of app. it doesn't need frequent updates when it still works.

Endymion0000
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Sure it was updated today...with the version that was promised like 2 years ago after a buggy 10 release that lost features from 9 which I still use even though I paid for 10. Developer had a forum in which a lot of people were reporting bugs with 10 and rather than fixing things quickly, they just removed the entire forum instead. So no wonder people were thinking the developer was gone. Not sure I even want to try 10.0.4 without seeing a changelog to see if anything has actually been done.

Botchka
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@Cortig - It's because 10.0.2 hasn't had an update until now, if by making your app "retina aware" and signing it with a developer id can be called an update. The developer does not respond to emails in a timely fashion and when he does, it's a curt reply saying he's working on an update. For me, that was almost a year ago.

But I have to ask...what good is contacting the developer? I'm sure lot's of people have contacted the developer. What good has that done? I wanted Interarchy to work for what it advertises it works with (Amazon S3 and Rackspace) Contacting the developer did nothing for that functionality.

Waveman
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Exactly how much "updating" does an FTP client really need? Been using this since Anarchy, Interarchy does a fine job, still one of the fastest out there.
Also like CyberDuck (free).

There is always the integrated FTP in the finder (command K) if you don't need anything fancy.

Botchka
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"Exactly how much "updating" does an FTP client really need?"

@Waveman, exactly the number needed to fix bugs and to actually, you know, create the functionality that you say your software has. But I digress..my post was over a year ago and Interarchy remains broken. I consider this abandonware at this point, which to me is kind of sad...it had potential...LOTS of potential.

Docc Member IconReview+5
Docc
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If you want speed, this is the FTP client for you. In my admittedly unscientific tests. Interarchy downloaded a 1.2 GB file in twenty minutes; Transmit took 1 h 24 m to download the same file. Later it did a 1.9 GB file in 31 minutes, Transmit is still working on it.

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Version 10.0.2
A380
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When it works, Interarchy is fast, but it has zero support, no updates in 2 years, often crashes, and has features which simply don't work.

Transmit isn't the fastest, but at least it is supported and works.

Philipwheelock Member IconComment+63
Philipwheelock
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Used Transmit for a few months, which is a fine ftp client. Went back to Interarchy recently because it's quicker & more efficient for mirroring tasks. There's a script that can be installed as part of Services that will tell Interarchy to ignore or not ignore files/folders during mirroring operations. I modified the script so that the file/folder color is change to visually let me know what's being ignored. Brilliant.

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Version 10.0.2
A380
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I can't understand why you stick with what is essentially unsupported software. My personal favorite is Yummy FTP and their support is excellent and very responsive. It also has such an exclusion feature with a visual indication but its built in.

Philipwheelock
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@A380: No argument here. Until today, I had not configured Yummy FTP mirror operations correctly and they were taking forever. Fixed that. Agree that Yummy FTP is best overall. Just wish it had the ability to save mirrors as bookmarks like Interarchy.

Philipwheelock
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Oops. Yummy FTP *can* save specific mirrors as Applescripts.

Don Morris
+1

Ugh. I just tried Yummy FTP. Toolbar icons are ugly and cramped and the UI text (except for the listings, which can be resized) is too small.

But what killed the deal for me was its lack of tabs. I typically work with several tabs open in Interarchy and without this I won't switch to another client unless I have to. (There also seems to be a problem with public URLs, which I also use heavily.)

Philipwheelock
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@Don Morris: YFTP tool bar is too busy for my eyes so I turned it off. Tabs in Interarchy are very handy.

Botchka Member IconReview+15
Botchka
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I originally got in on the deal to purchase Interarchy for $14.95. My decision to purchase, despite reading all the comments here, boiled down to two things, Interarchy's ability to connect to Rackspace and to try iFTP.

While iFTP IS extremely fast (for servers that support it), I am unable to connect to Rackspace at all. I emailed support support (Matthew) on January 19th and I got a response back that same day asking for a log of the connection. I sent the log on January 20th and haven't heard back from them...AT ALL. I've emailed twice, once on 2/1 and again on 2/19 simply asking for a status update. No...response...at...all.

While some functionality of Interarchy does work, I'm ratiing it what I am based on the OVERALL use, which sadly includes my customer "support" experience.

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Version 10.0.2
Botchka
+1

I thought I would take the time to update. I finally received a very brief email from Interarchy stating that they were working on an update. On another note, I just tried the Amazon S3 functionality and that doesn't appear to be working either. YMMV

Philipwheelock
+1

Par for the course with Interarchy v10.02; what works, works very well; what doesn't, well... Glad to hear iFTP is a go.

Philipwheelock Member IconComment+63
Philipwheelock
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The developer is offering Interarchy v.10 at the reduced price of $14.95 for a limited time:
http://nolobe.com/interarchy/buy?coupon=HAPPYNEWYEAR2012

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Version 10.0.2
Don Morris
+2

Yes, now if you want a buggy, non-supported FTP client you can get it for half price.

Just before Matthew sent out this notice I reported yet another bug. He did respond and indicated (as he did in the notice) that he'd been laid up with an injury, but who knows when we'll see an update -- particularly when it seems he's been working on something else (Paste) all this time.

Philipwheelock
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Yes, yes, all true, Don. But you have to admit that enough things work in Interarchy to keep both of us hanging around grousing about the things that don't... :-)

Don Morris
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True. :-) It still works well enough that it's my full-time FTP client. None of the others have enough to turn me away.

Philipwheelock
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@ Don Morris: My sentiments exactly.

Schlossi Member IconReview+3
Schlossi
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no quicklook when I bought it, unfriendly support saying "This is a known bug. It should be addressed by the 10.0.3 release which is scheduled for January 6th."

That did not happened (I switched back to Cyberduck in january)...

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Version 10.0.2
Don Morris
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I dunno -- a one-star review for a single missing feature seems a bit extreme. Even with the plethora of bugs I've reported and the lousy customer service, I still rate Interarchy ***.

Philipwheelock
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Agree with Don Morris; 3 stars at least, because what Interarchy does, it does as well as or better than any other ftp client.

Problem is, it has been well over a year since we've seen an update, and Interarchy never made it to the Apple App Store, so, given the bugs and anomalies that still exist (at least under Snow Lion), it's becoming increasingly likely that we're seeing the end of the line for Interarchy development sooner than later. I would like nothing better than to be proven wrong about this, but I can't recommend Interarchy as something with a future.

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Version 10.0.2
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Version 10.0.2
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Version 10.0.2
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Version 10.0.2
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Version 10.0.2
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Version 10.0.2
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Version 10.0.2
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Version 10.0.2
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Downloads 86,286
Version Downloads 13,751
Type Internet / FTP
License Demo
Date 28 Nov 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $39.95
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