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AbleFtp is designed with automation in mind, so you do not have to spend time interactively transferring files.


  • Simple User Interface helps you transfer files interactively, but the Goal is to get you to create advanced ftp tasks that can be scheduled automatically or run manually.
  • Automate FTP to/from an intranet or Internet server. Schedule ftp of files between your PC and the server and automatically rename the files based on current month, day or time if needed. Ftp supports wildcards (*). Transfer multiple files at once. Supports subdirectory transfers. more...

What's New

Version 10.16:
  • SFTP module bugfix - updated 3rd libraryto 1.4.51 but did not update 3rd party subscription key.


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Java 6 or later

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Cjbolland Member IconComment+79

Too 'windows' like. Not very OS X'ish.
I recommend looking at Cyberduck. Way cooler to work with.

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Version 8.38
mileslong Member IconComment+35

the thing I like best about ableftp is the fact that it is impossible for me to even install it which in turn saves me a lot of time that I would have wasted evaluating it...

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Version 8.0.1
castle rose Member IconComment+72
castle rose

I much prefer Captain FTP. It's better designed, is rock solid, has more useful features and it's cheaper.

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Version 7.42
David Botton Member IconComment+5
David Botton

The price tag for a single license is $69, that is fairly steep over excellent fully native apps like Yummy or Fetch.

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Version 7.36
Star-Affinity Member IconComment+246

OS X screenshot has been added on their site!

Although, it doesn't look much better than the Windows version... :(

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Version 7.09
coolfactor Member IconComment+3

The developer hasn't bothered to build a native Mac OS X application. It may run on the platform, and appears like a Mac application, but the application has many shortfalls that will only hurt its adoption.
- menubar on the window rather than at the top of the screen
- multiple toolbars, none of which are the standard type
- blank window of first run
- spacing of window elements is awkward and ugly

One interesting observation is that the download is only 6MB for the Mac, but 22MB or over for Windows or Linux.

I also have to commend the developer on the integrated Feedback window.

If this application is going to garner any loyalty, they'll rewrite it as a Cocoa application, or at least fix some of the shortfalls. The app has potential.

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Version 7.07
Krystof Vasa

I'm not the developer, but I'm gonna say this:

All the stuff that you mentioned can't really be done anything with. Unfortunately. I haven't downloaded it, but I bet it is some ugly kind of Java and that is I think already enough to say. Java is a nice idea of crossplatform development, which works, but sucks - it's painfully slow, (at least on OS X) doesn't look right (the windows aren't composite) and the controls' behavior is usually not as we're used to.

This is the huge disadvantage of this app. However, there is an advantage: it's available for 3 platforms at the same time. That's why the dev is never going to rewrite it in Cocoa. First off - he might not even own a Mac! He would have to learn a new language and that would commit him to one platform. If he's going after profit, the most profitable platform would be (I guess) Windows... Unfortunately.

So we have to deal with what we have here and not wine about what we don't have... There are many cool native (written in Cocoa) FTP clients for OS X which you may use instead.


No whining intended. Just observations. If the developer is serious about delivering a Mac application, then deliver one. Don't deliver a half-heart hack-job just to support multiple platforms. That's no way to garner a loyal user base.

As an development myself, interface design is critical, and AbleFTP falls down badly on that aspect regardless of the programming environment used.

maclover1.1 Member IconComment+742

Same comment as below, if you wanna get me to even give product a try... ake the time to show me sceenshot on MY polatform, for God's sake LOL SO I guess I'll bypass this one.

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Version 7.0.3
Star-Affinity Member IconComment+246

I went to the home page to check out some screen shots. Instead of seeing Mac OS X screen shots all I got was horrible Windows screens. They hurt my eyes...

I guess I have to download it and try. If I dare... :)

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Version 6.29
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Version 9.10
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Current Version (10.x)


Downloads 19,443
Version Downloads 55
Type Internet / FTP
License Demo
Date 26 Apr 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $99.95