FileChute
FileChute
4.6.2

4.7

FileChute free download for Mac

FileChute

4.6.2
04 October 2016

Quick Internet file transfer tool.

Overview

Note: FileChute is no longer under development

FileChute offers an easier way to send large files. How many times have you tried to email a large file only to have it bounce?

FileChute makes sending files easy. Just drag a file and drop it on FileChute. FileChute puts the file on your Dropbox or website and generates a Web link for retrieving the file all in one step. Next drag the generated link into your email and you're set to go. And since what you're sending is just a link, your recipients can retrieve the file from a Mac, a PC or any other platform. You can even drop multiple files or folders at once. FileChute automatically creates an archive in the format of your choice - it supports dmg, zip, and tar - and sends the archive file.

What's new in FileChute

Version 4.6.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Fixed: Links not correctly quoted for FTP accounts

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Scott-Koue
15 March 2009

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First a short qualifier, I have only used this for a few days and I bought it on a MacUpdate discount. I have Transmit and it's pretty easy to make droplets that do almost everything Drop Chute does so I was a bit skeptical about how much I needed Drop Chute. Well actually I don't "need" it. Transmit's droplets do the transfer and it's not a big deal to archive an item before you post it, and it doesn't usually take too much work to figure out the path to the file. But I have forgotten to zip a folder and that is a bit of a pain, and you have to create a droplet for each place you want to FTP stuff to (with Transmit) and sometimes it is difficult to figure out convoluted paths to files. It's not a big deal but Drop Chute is a simpler solution. And a lot of people are a bit stymied by FTP so something like Transmit may not be something they have. I found having one place to drop files and be able to send them anywhere AND having the compression as a built in function was a very convenient work flow. I still use Transmit and I will probably also set up droplets from time to time but for most situations Drop Chute is a better choice and that's what I will be using. The app has been solid for the short time I've used it and the price was very good. Would I still buy it at twice the price? Maybe, if I did not have Transmit's droplets the answer would be absolutely. If you don't have a droplet FTP app this is a Great app to have, if you need to deal with .MAC this is a great app to have. But even if you have Transmit (or some other FTP client that can create droplets) Drop Chute is a good app to have. * note on file paths. Drop Chute attempts to create the path from what you enter setting up the account but with my site this didn't work because the folder I was sending things to was not in my domain. So it's not so much that Drop Chute magically finds the path but that the path can be set for the account and from then on it will generate correct paths to files. This is very convenient. I used to keep a bunch of text snippets around with the paths, and then add the file name.
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Version 4.2
woglesby
11 June 2019
I fully agree with other disappointed former users. It is a software tragedy to see this app disappear!
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Version 4.6.2
Morfund
01 November 2017
I'D PAY DOUBLE to keep this app current and also to have the iOS version updated.
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Version 4.6.2
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Esekel
Esekel
10 February 2018
Agree! Too bad it is discontinued.
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Sonnendeck
07 May 2017
Uuuuh, too bad. Filechute has retired. We had good times. Bye!!
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Version 4.6.2
retropete
05 May 2017
Simple, direct and the ultimate in user friendliness. The BEST ever.
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Version 4.6.2
Great program that I use almost everyday. Makes my life just a little bit easier when dealing with workflow. Easy, quick, and just what I need to get my files where they need to go.
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Version 4.6.2
Aretevt
19 January 2017
Super!
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Version 4.6.2
Bluesoft
08 October 2016
Simple and clean. Always works without a hitch. Integrates nicely with Dropbox.
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Version 4.6.2
Pdandyk
02 October 2016
pjs - Have used FileChute successfully since the beginning. Although there are alternatives now, it's still my go to App.
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Version 4.6.1
Lyleg
08 April 2015
What a wonderful tool! I have been using it for eons, mostly with ftp servers, and it always works. One of the first applications I install on a new Mac. Highly recommended. Worth many times its price!
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Version 4.6
Critilo
12 March 2015
Has never let me down once with Dropbox. Perfect solution for an otherwise tedious workflow.
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Version 4.6
$17.95

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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