Captain FTP
Captain FTP
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Captain FTP free download for Mac

Captain FTP for Mac6.6.3

26 September 2018

Task-savvy FTP/SSL-FTP/SFTP client.

What is Captain FTP for Mac

Captain FTP is a fast, powerful, secure, user-friendly FTP client which makes transferring files simple. Users may use simple drag-and-drop from the Finder/Desktop to multiple remote sites available with the tabbed interface. Manage file transfers with our Transfer Manager which allows users to monitor, pause, stop, restart and even schedule file transfers.

Updating your Web site is made very easy with our sophisticated yet easy-to-use Synchronization module. We even provide the ability to schedule 'Sync Jobs' at a time convenient for you.

For quick access to your remote data, Captain FTP has provided 'Virtual Folders', a direct desktop shortcut to a remote folder which may be also placed in the dock. Simply drop a file on the folder icon to transfer the file.

What's new in Captain FTP

Version 6.6.3:
  • Compatibility with macOS MojaveDark mode
  • Bug fix
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Starman535
Starman535
Aug 4 2016
6.5221
5.0
Aug 4 2016
5.0
Version: 6.5221
I have used this program for years, from Version 1x on, for Mac OS 10.4 to 10.11.6, and it has been fine all the time. I was also about to give up on it, since there were no udates for years until now. I liked SnowLeopard as an OS better, but I've no control over the system updates any more. Thankfully, the program just works, and seldom crashes for me.
olaus-1
olaus-1
Feb 23 2016
6.5201
4.5
Feb 23 2016
4.5
Version: 6.5201
I use Captain 6.5 on el Capitan. Works fine.
Starman535
Starman535
Oct 7 2015
6.5092
5.0
Oct 7 2015
5.0
Version: 6.5092
I've been using Captain FTP since Version 1, and its always been a workhorse for me. However, there hasn't been any updates since 2013, so I cannot say if this program works under El Captain 10.11. Version 6.5x worked fine under Snow Leopard for me. I know they dropped PPC support with Version 6.2. There are two 6.5 versions, one for 10.7 & higher, one for 10.6.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 12 2013
6.5082
2.0
Nov 12 2013
2.0
Version: 6.5082
I finally got a reply from the "Captain". He told me to try this link http://xdsnet.net/captain/archive/CaptainFTP6.5.dmg I haven't tried it because I got the app from my backup drive. I am posting this for others that have SnowLeopard as their OS.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 10 2013
6.5082
2.0
Nov 10 2013
2.0
Version: 6.5082
I downloaded and installed 6.5 which was supposed to be for Snow Leopard and I got a crash report stating "Incompatible library version: Captain FTP requires version 7.0.0 or later. " I have written to the developer about this and I didn't get a reply so far.I took the download both here and on his web site. I can not understand why even MacUpdate doesn't correct this glaring error which will cause a lot of inconvenience for Snow Leopard Users. Fortunately I had a backup copy of 6.5 on my back up volume and I installed it. I have to give 2 stars as I feel dismayed by the poor download situation.
Zapp-Brannigan
Zapp-Brannigan
Sep 4 2011
6.5010
1.5
Sep 4 2011
1.5
Version: 6.5010
I just downloaded 6.5, which they are calling a beta, and sent them this email that I'm reposting here: I'm using 6.5 beta. I thought you were going to have file listings with "down" triangles next to folders like in Finder windows, Transmit, Filezilla, etc…? I'm tired of having to double-click to drill down to a folder/file that may be nested 10 folders deep. And no, I don't want to create a 'favorite as folders' that I access because the folders change all the time and are on different servers. Nor do I want to create a virtual folder. Talk about unsecure, tedious, and another waste of programming. What is wrong with you people? You've been promising this functionality, at least to me, since version 5 and we can get it in a free program like Filezilla? Even Transmit has it. Open up your applications folder. Hit command+2. See the cute little triangles on the left? Is that so hard to duplicate? Geez, if this doesn't come out in the final of 6.5 I'm switching to Transmit or something else. The only thing stopping me is that I can't export my address book (over 25 servers as I'm a web developer) into anything usable in another FTP program. I'm getting carpal tunnel from all the double-clicking just to get to a stupid file or folder that happens to be nested deep in the bowels of a server. I also can't have different editors for different file types, and there's still no quick look (just a View button, or shift+cmd+L). Why can't it just be as simple as hitting the space bar as in the Finder and Transmit? Sure you have a lot of options, but it's overkill. In all the years I've used CFTP, I never once used virtual folders or favorite folders. You crammed $129 worth of stuff into a program, sell it for $29, and then make it an unpleasant experience that is NOT growing with the times or the Mac OS X. Also, beta or not, the program crashes at least once a week, usually when I'm doing something mission critical. Why don't you sell a slimmed down version with the stuff people want, an interface that's like the Finder, and then make a version of this and sell it to Windows users.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Aug 18 2011
6.5010
2.5
Aug 18 2011
2.5
Version: 6.5010
old outdated interface, but used to be a good client only big draw back next to old interface is that you can only use it on one machine so no way to have it installed on laptop and home mac
Pfs
Pfs
Nov 3 2009
6.2
5.0
Nov 3 2009
5.0
Version: 6.2
This FTP application is by far the easiest to use because of it's drag and drop features and separated window. I have website building software I use for my business website that has it's own built-in FTP, but Captain FTP exceeds that and all others I have used. I have been using this software for several years and their updates always coincide with Mac X, unlike others that are usually behind a few of months. I would recommend Captain FTP to anyone who needs a stable, user friendly, and full feature FTP client. Their support is second to none. Keep up the Good Work!!
22duke
22duke
Jul 3 2009
6.1 (090514)
3.0
Jul 3 2009
3.0
Version: 6.1 (090514)
same here crashes often and never heard from support after sending the crash emails. If you intend to use Captain on two machines like home computer and laptop be aware that you can not have two copies open at the same time. big draw back for me
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Jul 2 2009
6.1 (090514)
2.5
Jul 2 2009
2.5
Version: 6.1 (090514)
great software unfortunately crashes a bit to often when doing big uploads with many files hence ony 3 stars
Derschwarzeritter
Derschwarzeritter
Mar 17 2009
6.0031
4.0
Mar 17 2009
4.0
Version: 6.0031
our new choice of ftp apps in our photo agency. compatible with almost every ftp server worldwide supporting all protocols, and with ease of use interface. very handy to work with. in combination with crowznest our outdoor photographers use it to transfer pictures over mobile connection just once, crowznest delivers them with hot folders via broadband to several clients automatically. and also very important for us - fast support and personal answers provided for problems!
Basa
Basa
Mar 13 2009
6.0031
4.0
Mar 13 2009
4.0
Version: 6.0031
Captain FTP is an excellent FTP/Webdav program, even works with Box.net. It is also easy to set up and using Crowsnest or Virtual folders it is very easy to use it to automate uploads.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Feb 11 2009
6.0023
2.5
Feb 11 2009
2.5
Version: 6.0023
used to be my favourite FTP client unfortunately version 6x is not usable due to constant hangs. reported several crash logs but never got a response from support
Macfevre
Macfevre
Jan 28 2009
6.0014
0.0
Jan 28 2009
0.0
Version: 6.0014
:-( What happened to the really cool icon? Now it just looks like all the others. As far as the app goes, I'm still in 5, but it works great for me!
Dojo01
Dojo01
Feb 11 2008
5.2208
0.0
Feb 11 2008
0.0
Version: 5.2208
I am a professor at a community college and teach several online classes. Our college has a main server and I upload all my documents, jpegs, and web pages to this server. Previously, I used a different ftp program. I wasn't satisfied and looked online. I have been using Captain FTP for several years now and it does exactly what I need it to do. I like the fact that everything is right there for me to see. I don't have to dig around to find things. It is simply the best!
User938
User938
Jan 9 2008
5.2102
0.0
Jan 9 2008
0.0
Version: 5.2102
Well, I like this software a lot because of the two separated windows, that allow a clearly arranged transfer. Apart from this, this is the best App that can compete with the famous Windows-only software FlashFXP. If I only think of the yellow thing-that-you-usually-put-into-your-bath mac tool, which opens two connections per FTP server, one to upload/download, the other to browse... With CaptainFTP I have found a reliable and professional tool to manage my ftp transfers.
Barry-Coutts,-Pmp
Barry-Coutts,-Pmp
Nov 22 2007
5.1
0.0
Nov 22 2007
0.0
Version: 5.1
An excellent product and excellent service. I previously used "Fetch" for a long time (at least 10 years), Captain FTP is a lot easier to use (intuitively and functionally). I sometimes have to use Captain FTP to login to tens of accounts daily, it has never been an issue (the same can't be said for CyberDuck, which I tried briefly on a recommendation ... and then found Captain FTP). This software publisher also seems to be in tune with Mac OS X upgrades. I consider Captain FTP to have been a good investment. Regards, Barry Coutts, PMP
Juddyb
Juddyb
Oct 25 2007
5.1
0.0
Oct 25 2007
0.0
Version: 5.1
excellent software, basically feels like I'm dragging and dropping files in finder. Great to work with and efficiently designed!
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Oct 23 2007
5.1
0.0
Oct 23 2007
0.0
Version: 5.1
This combines some great features (scheduling, Growl or e-mail notification, WebDav support for .Mac) in a way no other currently available FTP client does. But I won't buy it. Why? Because they charge for upgrades (the most you can do is buy 1 year's worth of so-called "upgrade insurance"). Competing clients like Transmit and Yummy provide free upgrades.
Astroeher
Astroeher
May 18 2007
4.5
4.0
May 18 2007
4.0
Version: 4.5
I know - now - that it's not open-source; bute they gave non-profit-organisations the possibility to get a free serial - and therefore I can live without Open-Source, but cheap (in this case free) programs!
Astroeher
Astroeher
Mar 2 2007
4.5
4.0
Mar 2 2007
4.0
Version: 4.5
I've just used Captain FTP for a few days - because I was looking for a open-source and cheap FP program for my new Mac. With Captain FTP I can do all the tasks I need to update/download and synchronize my Website without creating a .Mac account... I can also rename files online, change the file-rights and all the other thing, You need to do without Shell-Access. And most of all - I'm supporting a non-profit organisation - so it's a rather cheap way to get a full-functional-professional FTP Program!
Rob-G
Rob-G
Mar 1 2007
4.5
0.0
Mar 1 2007
0.0
Version: 4.5
Captain FTP is the fastest and most easy to use FTP program that I have come across. I have limited space on my HDDr and i use it to quickly move files to my server and free up much needed space on my HDD. If anyone can find a better FTP porgram please tell me because I don't think one exists. -Rob
Lrk
Lrk
Feb 27 2007
4.5
5.0
Feb 27 2007
5.0
Version: 4.5
It is a great program, I'm sorry for the users of pc, they could not use. I was been charmed with Thunderbird and I was angry to when not to be able to continue using it cause I change to mac. But Captain FTP overcomes it, is easy, simple, fast and nice! That more you want? --- Es un programa genial, lo siento por los usuarios de pc que no podrán usarlo. Yo estaba encantada con Thunderbird y me dió mucha rabia no poder seguir usandolo cuando cambié a mac. ¡Pero Captain FTP lo supera! ¡Es fácil, simple, rápido y bonito! ¿Que más quieres?
Lindberg999
Lindberg999
Feb 15 2007
4.5
5.0
Feb 15 2007
5.0
Version: 4.5
Captain FTP is an excellent program (much better than Transit, which everyone seems to love.) It enables me to do most things with one click of a button (such as switch between making a transfer binary or whatsoever.) It also makes it very easy for me as a college student to upload files to a FTP server and access them with ease later. The transfer are extremely dependable. For a test, I transfered an 11gb file and during that transfer I changed networks several times and everything still worked great. There are also plenty of advanced features. The Captain Rocks!
Moecowmooooh
Moecowmooooh
Jan 4 2007
4.5
5.0
Jan 4 2007
5.0
Version: 4.5
Captain FTP is a very nice Programm. I use it to upload some files to my Student Server and use it on my College. Without this programm i wolud get crazy... I need an easy acces to the ftp server and captain ftp is the best and easyest way to acces the server easily. I cann acces the server very fast an so i can quickly down and upload the files i need in my college. Thank you for this great programm
Rbeforee
Rbeforee
Nov 30 2006
4.5
5.0
Nov 30 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I have been using Captain FTP for a little over a year and have been very pleased with the ease of use. I find it intuitive and easy to get working immediately. The install is quick and easy and the design is preofessional and true to Mac style. The fully-functioning trial version is an excellent token of faith. I am not fond of crippled demos. I prefer the time limit demo. OK Enough about the trial, just buy this. It does what it is supposed to do and despite the theme, is friendly to landlubbers and pirates alike. Let's all support the good software out there by ponying up! Each payday, go pay for another piece of software that has made your like easier, even if your demo has not yet expired. (And I am not even a developer! I just believe in supporting the efforts of those who CAN create the tools we need)
Ph&-No
Ph&-No
Nov 28 2006
4.5
0.0
Nov 28 2006
0.0
Version: 4.5
facile d'emploi efficace dans la durée ftp4.5 est ideal de plus toute l'équipe de dévelopement de ce logitiel est tres impliquée si un éventuel probleme arrive
Captain-Ftp
Captain-Ftp
Oct 31 2006
4.5
0.0
Oct 31 2006
0.0
Version: 4.5
We would to take this opportunity to express our shock and our outrage at this subjective action by Joel Mueller. To see that they have decided to brand all people writing reviews about our software as liars is deeply upsetting.
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
Oct 31 2006
4.5
0.0
Oct 31 2006
0.0
Version: 4.5
The developer requires users getting an educational license to post a 5-star rating user review. This is confirmed information, and you should be aware of this practice when seeing so many 5-star ratings on MacUpdate for Captain FTP. Also, be aware that all of the "perfect score" 5-star ratings were posted under user accounts where the only software on MacUpdate they ever reviewed was Captain FTP!
Nutz
Nutz
Oct 16 2006
4.5
5.0
Oct 16 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I'm fairly new to OS X having used Windows for ages. I've tried several other FTP programs and I didn't like the interface. Captain FTP 4.5 is easy to set up - so easy you don't need documentation. The drag and drop feature is smart and fast, but I especially like the 'view' option - I have a photographic site and it is important to double check the graphics files. An excellent FTP client backup up by a responsive development team and a good user forum.
Peterpilotboy
Peterpilotboy
Oct 10 2006
4.5
5.0
Oct 10 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
Captain FTP is a fantastic WYSIWYG FTP client. Files can be copied or transfered simply by dragging and dropping them. Ease of use, however, belies sophistication. The transfer manager allows the user to schedule multiple file transfers for a later time. This ease of use, coupled with advanced settings and general sophistication makes Captain a great FTP client for users with various levels of experience using FTP.
Amdaddio
Amdaddio
Oct 6 2006
4.5
5.0
Oct 6 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I am a professional photographer and routinely use ftp programs to modify and update my site as well as posting files and html galleries for my clients. I recently began using Captain FTP. It is an absolutely terrific program! Easy to use, intuitive, and makes great use of the Macintosh drag and drop simplicity. I had tried so many file transfer programs in the past, and quite frankly, none come even remotely close to Captain FTP. To date, I have never had a single problem with the program, it is rock solid, and their customer support is amongst the best I have ever encountered with any company. Within a few hours of writing (hadn't received my serial and key from Macupdate), I received a personal, friendly, and totally helpful reply. It's one of those programs that are just a joy to use, well thought out, user friendly, and actually fun. I'd say it is without a doubt the best file transfer program currently out there. Thanks for such a great application! Ahoy Matie!
Freke
Freke
Sep 29 2006
4.5
5.0
Sep 29 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I wondered, why I should use commercial software when appropriate freeware is available. But after trying Captain FTP for a few days, I want not return to the freeware programs. Captain FTP is a rock solid, good-looking and intuitive FTP client supporting FTP, SFTP und SSL and comes with handy Dashboard integration. Upload your files on a fingertip with this great software. I am really impressed.
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
Sep 27 2006
4.5
0.0
Sep 27 2006
0.0
Version: 4.5
Haha, I like it, "It's better to be a pirate than join the Navy." Quote from Steve Jobs on Captain FTP's website. :)
Xyz@123
Xyz@123
Sep 26 2006
4.5
5.0
Sep 26 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
CaptainFTP is a great file transfer program. I use it to transfer files securely between my workstation, laptop and several servers that I manage at work. It's easy to set up and has a user friendly interface. The best going!
M-schmidt
M-schmidt
Sep 25 2006
4.5
5.0
Sep 25 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I was still looking for a simple,fast and easy to use FTP-Client . After checking several clients i found that CaptianFTP was the best for me ! This app has all the features i always dreamed about -> two panel view, >stability< , SFTP-support are only a few features CaptainFTP has (last but not least the cool pirate-logo ;-) ) ! Highly recommended!!
P-v-mouche
P-v-mouche
Aug 28 2006
4.5
5.0
Aug 28 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
Being a switcher for just a year I was still looking for a decent FPT client. Worked with WS FTP in the past. I checked several FPT clients (over 10) but didn't find one which was really easy to use, intuitive and of the right quality. Untill I found Captain FPT. The 4.5 version is great. It's very intuitive and performing well. It's drag and drop functionality is super and setting up connections works very nice. I use the tool on a regular bases as a manage a professional website from a business school. Captain FTP meets all mu needs. Great tool.
Tigka
Tigka
Jul 10 2006
4.5
5.0
Jul 10 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I searched for a simple ftp programm. Then I tested many programms until I found Captain FTP. It was fantastic from the beginning on. Everything works fine. It is very easy to use. Everybody can use it easyly. I will never use an other FTP programm.
Paulmarsden
Paulmarsden
Jun 26 2006
4.5
4.5
Jun 26 2006
4.5
Version: 4.5
I'm a convert from PC-ville, and new to Mac-world; still tripping over it's quirks. I needed a simple FTP program to upload/download files from my webserver - and with Captain FTP, I was pleasantly surprised- it's simple, sleek and intuitive. Highly recommended
Tmcd35
Tmcd35
Jun 23 2006
4.5
5.0
Jun 23 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I was looking for an FTP client for updating our schools website when I came across Captain FTP. It uses a easy to use two pane display with quick and simple to use controls. Unlike other clients, this program has not froze on my aging PowerPC and has remained very stable and reliable. For anybody looking to do a lot of FTP work on an Apple Mac I'd recommend Captain FTP as their first choice in client.
Alain-vanhaver
Alain-vanhaver
Jun 21 2006
4.5
5.0
Jun 21 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I'm a photography teacher at the Academie of Fine Arts and it's important to the Academy to have a stable FTP client. I've been seaching for a while now and Captain FTP has it all. Captain FTP supports FTP, SFTP and FTP over SSL for file-transferring. By a built-in server I can even securely share my pictures with other students. Additional cool features are bidirecectional synchronisation, virtual folders and scheduled transfers. The GUI is exceptionally well designed with understandable iconography and tool tips. A two-pane window makes it possible to transfer files not only from client to server but server to server. Captain FTP is really stable and easy to use and I can recommend it to everyone.
Kab
Kab
Jun 14 2006
4.5
5.0
Jun 14 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I used TotalCommander on Win for a long time. When I was searching for a comparable toll on OS X I stumbled over Captain FTP. It lets me browse my local HD and makes it an easier task to move or copy my files. The same can be said about the tasks dealing with FTP. It is good to know that the software is still progressing so there are continuous updates. Sometimes it feels a bit idle, but that could be my CPU. Overall I consider Captain FTP as very reliable - I use it every day.
Michele-Asterisk
Michele-Asterisk
May 30 2006
4.5
5.0
May 30 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
After having used the evaluatin version of this FTP client I just discovered it's much more than "something to upload files". Easy-to-use, stable, fantastic looking and really flexible. The user interface seems to come directly from Apple: it 100% integrates the latest style of Mac. It's a must. I've tried the Wind version as well: just great!
Roberto-Battista
Roberto-Battista
May 10 2006
4.5
4.3
May 10 2006
4.3
Version: 4.5
Direct, simple, no fuss, solid and efficient, can handle several connections simultaneously, gives instant access to various accounts with shortcuts, connects immediately, only displays the necessary information, lay-out is clear, does what it's meant to, has what's needed and nothing more, a tool for everyday management the way they should be.
Scrapy
Scrapy
May 8 2006
4.5
5.0
May 8 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
Captain ftp supports FTP, SFTP and FTP over SSL for file-transferring. By a built-in server you can even securely share your own files with other users. You can share your captain ftp adress book, too. Additional cool features are bidirecectional synchronisation, virtual folders and scheduled transfers. Lets go more into detail: Especially I like the Transfer Manager, a built-in tool for monitoring the status and setting the priority of my filetransfers. The intuitive interface design makes it easy to handle file transfers. A two-pane window - one pane each for local and remote volumes makes it possible to transfer files not only from client to server and vice versa, but server to server. This site to site transfers really helps me synchronising my data. Another nice feature that I often missed is the possibility to directly enter ftp raw commands. All in all, captain ftp is a really cool and easy to use programm. A download of a trial version will convince you, too!
Ovivid
Ovivid
May 5 2006
4.5
5.0
May 5 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I love this FTP client. Easy to use, fast , intuitive and most importantly reliable. Captain FTP has all the features you always dreamed about. Try it out for yourself.
Forsakendaemon
Forsakendaemon
Apr 9 2006
4.5
5.0
Apr 9 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
As a student, I need access to various different FTP servers quickly and easily. Captain FTP has simplified my use of these servers so much - with a single click I have access to my most used files and folders, and I can even make shortcuts to them on my Desktop, copying files to them by drag-and-drop. Such a great program - Thanks a lot!
Spaz
Spaz
Apr 3 2006
4.5
5.0
Apr 3 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
This software is by far the best ftp client software out there for Mac OS X. I love the attractive interface; often overlooked in most FTP programs. Why should you be forced to use something ugly just because you're sending files to say, the back-end of a website? There's so much this program can do. It's got the most stable SFTP support I've seen anywhere - and boy it's quick. The two pannels, one for local computer and one for remote server, are so easy to use. It's really handy. What really got me with this FTP Client is the intergration with Bonjour for purposes such as file sharing. I really like how they've added new ideas and innovaions. I'm defiantly buying the upgrade protection - can't wait for the new features!
Netgifted
Netgifted
Apr 3 2006
4.5
5.0
Apr 3 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
After 6 years using Fetch I had to surrender my warship to Captain FTP... The GUI is great and specialy the speed and ease of operation convinced me that this is the best Mac FTP client available.
Mboyd
Mboyd
Mar 30 2006
4.5
5.0
Mar 30 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
Captain FTP makes accessing my university server a breeze. It is very easy to use and intuitive even for a person who knows very little about FTP clients. In the past I have tried a couple of other FTP clients and didn't find their interface as clear as Captain FTP. It also works seemlessly with my iWeb-created pages... as I need to publish my work-related sites on my university server rather than .mac. And from what I can tell Captain FTP even makes it easier and faster (!!!) to access my .mac account.
Doitright
Doitright
Mar 30 2006
4.5
5.0
Mar 30 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
DOITRIGHT Wow . . . very clean interface, and easy to use. My logins are exceptionally quick, with not problems to date uploading or downloading files. This company got my attention . . .as they have the Universal version out for Intel Core Duos. If you are on a Mac, you need this program. And they respond quickly to their emails . . . always a plus. You won't be disappointed.
Contra
Contra
Mar 22 2006
4.5
5.0
Mar 22 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I have tried many different FTP clients in the past. When i tried Captain i noticed a dramatic speed increase and much less timing out. I've been using Captain since 3.x and now with 4.5 it has become the best FTP client because of the vast amount of features.
Jeypee
Jeypee
Mar 22 2006
4.5
5.0
Mar 22 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
Captain FTP has been my choice FTP program from the very beginning of my "Mac career". I tested many FTP programs before but most of them had either a lack of features, were slow or not well designed. Captain FTP is very "clean" like a good OS X program ought to be and it is easy to handle. I use it mainly to update my photo website and to move files between servers. It seems the program gets faster after each update! It's very well maintained. Thanks to all people involved in making it so powerful. I know that there are many more features that I have not used yet. I have no minus points to report at all! Jan Pieter Beekhuis
Teachart
Teachart
Mar 15 2006
4.5
5.0
Mar 15 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I am a newbie at web design and was having great difficulty uploading files using the ftp in Dreamweaver. Luckilly I found Captain FTP and my problems were solved. The interface is so simple and intuitive that even as a first time user I did not need the "help" page. At $ 25 this quality software is a BARGIN!
Homesick
Homesick
Mar 13 2006
4.5
5.0
Mar 13 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
Großartiges Programm für den Upload von Dateien auf Server. Nicht nur optisch ein wirklicher "Eyecatcher" mit dem signifikanten Icon, sondern auch ein sehr zuverlässiges und stabiles Programm. Durch die beiden Fenster hat man direkte Vergleiche. Zudem kinderleichte Bedienung und intuitive Benutzerführung. Absolut einwandfrei! Sehr zu empfehlen. Das beste FTP-Programm für den MAC auf dem Markt !!!
Skullneck66
Skullneck66
Mar 13 2006
4.5
5.0
Mar 13 2006
5.0
Version: 4.5
I just started using Captian FTP and it is by far the most comprehensive program for sharing files to vendors. Our work is all secure material and I always feel safe using this program. Customer service is tremendous. I also love the pirate layout! ;) very cool product.
Arona-at
Arona-at
Mar 1 2006
4.4.5
5.0
Mar 1 2006
5.0
Version: 4.4.5
I was windows user for a long time, but last year i decided to switch to mac. One of the first programs i was looking for, was a ftp program, but i didn't find a good one until i tried captain ftp. After some days of testing i orded it and from this time i miss such a good ftp prog on windows ... the import features of captain ftp for me is that it has 2 windows, picture and text preview, a good log funktion and the import one is the sync funktion (dont want to upload my whole website each time ...) mfg arona.at ps: sry for my bad english ...
Harper084
Harper084
Mar 1 2006
4.4.5
0.0
Mar 1 2006
0.0
Version: 4.4.5
Captain FTP is a very logical and simple program to use. Compared to other programs that I've used it by far has worked the best and made my life the easiest. Being a photographer that updates my site quite often, I can use Captain very quickly and easily to spend time on other things. It is definatly the best FTP progam available.
Aeon1111
Aeon1111
Feb 17 2006
4.4.5
0.0
Feb 17 2006
0.0
Version: 4.4.5
After 10 years of working on a PC platform, I made the switch to Mac last year. Spoiled by all the neat little utilities that are developed for the PC world, I was shocked at how few were available for my Mac. I was especially amazed that when I went to find something as basic as a good FTP software to replace WinFTP, that all the programs out there were totally anemic. After trying 2 different products - and hating them - my Mac technician told me to try Captain FTP. I instantly ordered it- and was pleasantly surprised! An easy-to-use interface, speedy transfers - bottom line: everything I wanted! In the sea of FTP software, Captain FTP makes sure your voyage is a smooth one.
Mlirovich
Mlirovich
Feb 17 2006
4.4.5
4.3
Feb 17 2006
4.3
Version: 4.4.5
I have use other FTP software in the past for PC's and this CaptainFTP for Mac is way cooler. It is easy to use, great graphics, and unexpensive. I would recommend this to pros and enthusiasts.
Aratajczak
Aratajczak
Feb 13 2006
4.4.5
5.0
Feb 13 2006
5.0
Version: 4.4.5
I've been using Captain FTP for a few years now and having tried most of the other offerings, this is definitely the best. The features which I find most useful are the remote editing, editing multiple file permisions and synchronization for the websites I maintain. The newest version simply 'rocks' and I can't believe how fast it is. As I have to navigate through very large directories to maintain my sites it can take time due to the large number of files and folders. With the new version it flies through and a directory refresh happens in an instant, it is already saving me heaps of time. Actually the sync browsing feature is also very helpful as it allows me to move between the local and remote folders at the same time. Thanks guys and keep up the good work. Oh, love the new website too, it looks super.
Ellenemerson
Ellenemerson
Feb 8 2006
4.4.5
5.0
Feb 8 2006
5.0
Version: 4.4.5
I've been using FTP programs since 1997 but at the time used a PC so they were plentiful. When I switched to Apple in 2004 I had a hard time finding an FTP program that I liked. After trying at least 10 other products I finally downloaded Captain and really liked it alot. It was very customizable and has alot of options you can set to your liking. Has an easy to use Address book to store as many connections as you need (I have more than 100). I highly recommend this product for developers and/or infrequent users. The support is great, the price low and it is very stable. I have never had this product freeze up or crash in more than 2 years of use.
anonymous-toucan-3397
anonymous-toucan-3397
Feb 7 2006
4.4.5
0.0
Feb 7 2006
0.0
Version: 4.4.5
Careful, do *not* give these people you e-mail address-they will send you SPAM (and ignore opt-outs) for years to come!
Omke-Oudeman
Omke-Oudeman
Dec 15 2005
4.4
5.0
Dec 15 2005
5.0
Version: 4.4
Using Captain FTP is for me a great pleasure. Uploading my photographs to various clients is superfast and very easy. Once bought with a yearly update garantee you won't be disappointed since there are many updates you get for free. And they appreciate and listen to feedback from their customers! Don't hesitate and buy this wonderful application! Omke Oudeman / Netherlands
Empereur
Empereur
Dec 3 2005
4.3
2.8
Dec 3 2005
2.8
Version: 4.3
After the recent update, the speech of downloding went up, but man, it takes forever to connect, and it time about 5 min to just "preparing to copy". IE. if you want to update a file of 4 kb, it takes you about 5 min to do so. So in sum, it is worthless. Too bad.
Guest
Guest
Nov 7 2005
4.3
0.0
Nov 7 2005
0.0
Version: 4.3
I have tried many FTP clients in the past, for my needs of uploading large imges and large files, NOTHING in the past has worked as fast and reliable as Capt FTP. Dean Kirkland Kirkland Digital Photography
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2005
4.3
4.0
Oct 21 2005
4.0
Version: 4.3
Just one quick note, Captain FTP is the closest thing out there in the Mac World that resembles CutFTP. (I must say Mac doesn't have much softwares out there as PC does) One problem, why so slow? I have ADSL, about 300kb/s download speed, but only 3 to 4kb with Cap FTP, like in 1999 with dial up. What's the cause, would appreciate if one can explain. Whilst I am back to Cyberduck, which gives me 70kb/s speed.
Guest
Guest
Oct 18 2005
4.3
4.0
Oct 18 2005
4.0
Version: 4.3
This is an execelent FTP program. I find it very easy to use. Has lots of features! And as a PC user most of the time I can use this software with realitive ease. I even realy like the Logo!. On a scale of 1 - 10 I would rate this as a 10!
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2005
4.3
0.0
Oct 11 2005
0.0
Version: 4.3
i had no idea what ftp was until i had to upload some images and i was recommended captain ftp 4.3. at first i had a bit of trouble but was guided through it easily and promptly by john. fast and easy to transfer, really good. would recommend captain ftp to anyone. thanks again john, matt
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2005
4.3
4.0
Sep 27 2005
4.0
Version: 4.3
I use FTP a ton and this utility never lets me down and is worth every penny. I got first class customer service and all emails responses were very fast. Top rated utility: DROP Virtual Folders and Synch are fantastic and work perfectly, even for files that were 1GB. Keep up the good work John S.
Guest
Guest
Sep 13 2005
4.3
4.0
Sep 13 2005
4.0
Version: 4.3
Best FTP program for MACS, user friendly interface, everything you would expect from a first rate utility! Uploading, Downloading, synchronization, scheduling work like a charm. The logo looks scary bit I have found this to be a very user friendly pirate.
Macplanet
Macplanet
Sep 9 2005
4.3
2.3
Sep 9 2005
2.3
Version: 4.3
Not a bad app, but expensive. In the past, the authors have been charging high update fees for minor updates like 4.1 and 4.2 if you did not subscribe to the expensive "Upgrade Protection". 4.3 is free to all 4.x users now (bravo to this decision!), but I would not expect that this will be true for future updates as well. The interface seems to have grown less clumsy than in earlier versions, but still is not really Mac-like. Check out the alternatives before spending your money here, there are plenty of better alternatives (free and commercial)!
Guest
Guest
Sep 6 2005
4.3
4.0
Sep 6 2005
4.0
Version: 4.3
Be sure to check the free Cyberduck before pulling out your credit cards. I used Fetch and Captain for a long time before definitively switching to Cyberduck that may have less obscure & arcane functions but that fill all my file transfer needs.
Kiba
Kiba
Jul 21 2005
4.2
3.8
Jul 21 2005
3.8
Version: 4.2
simple smart and easy!
Guest
Guest
Jun 22 2005
4.2
4.0
Jun 22 2005
4.0
Version: 4.2
I just love Captain FTP, it's stable and very intuitive. As a photographer, I often have to upload very large files (+100MB) and Captain FTP is the only one who does it without complaining.
Guest
Guest
May 7 2005
4.0.1
4.0
May 7 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0.1
Simple, clean and very fast. I'ved dumped my other FTP agents and strictly use Captain now. The edit in BBEdit is a great time saver. New Tiger version is sweet!
Guest
Guest
May 6 2005
4.0.1
4.0
May 6 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0.1
slow, ugly client. looks & feels like something a 14 year old would perpetrate with a pirated copy of realbasic. costs almost as much as transmit, and nowhere near as good.
Guest
Guest
Feb 23 2005
4.0
4.0
Feb 23 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
Fast connection, excellent usability - the best I've found for OSX. I'm coming from the Windows world where I was a big WSFTPPro and CuteFTP user. I looked for quite a while when I moved to Mac to find a comparable ftp program that fit my workflow and the conventions I'm used to. Finding Captain FTP was a godsend. So far the product has exceeded my expectations. All of the functionality I was used to is there (setting up address books, setting double-click to send file(s), access to unix chmod commands, intuitive transfer manager, two-panel UI, easily setting default connection folders for each site, etc.) - along with new functionality like cross-site transfers. Also, CFTP connects to sites quickly (I've tried others that don't) and keeps an active stable connection. I'm extremely happy with the product.
Guest
Guest
Feb 10 2005
4.0
4.0
Feb 10 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
A quality product, so far it has been the most versatile FTP application I have used and the only one I have managed to get to successfully work with certain systems. A solid update with a definite improvement to the synchronise feature which in itself was very handy.
Guest
Guest
Jan 29 2005
4.0
4.0
Jan 29 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
Well being using it for abut 3 days, do not like the interface at all. Works pretty well. I think it is a little confusing I am use to seeing the remte computer on the right side as with transmit, or yummy, I read here that someone else has tried yummy, and like it. I also tried it and it is great !Captain FTP is nice, I also have read some where that they charge for paid updates! Well I think for me being a student that I will not beable to afford the updates(if this is true) I think I will stick with transmit for now as I have bought it, Yummy would be a great alternative, if I had the extra caash to spend. I think I would not buy Captain FTP I prefer something easy to nav.and with out the paid upgrades, Each to his own, But it for sure not the most prettest FTP aground, Reminds me with some of the icons of CUTE FTP for PC, like the connection icon!
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2005
4.0
4.0
Jan 26 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
I'm really impressed! I have to be admit to being really impressed with Captain FTP 4.0. I have been using a number of FTP clients over the last few years, and this is by far the best. The network file sharing is really cool, there are a couple of us in our office, and now we can share our files with each other really easily and help each other work on them. I also tried this with a colleague of mine in another city, and it worked well also, so a big thumbs up. The tabbed interface is really nice too as we maintain a number of websites, and we can update all of them really easily by having a tab open for each of them. So far I haven't encountered any problems, and the program is very stable. There are a number of other new features or improvements, but the two I mentioned above really make buying this client value for money. As in previous versions of Captain FTP, downloading large files is really much quicker, and has really made our job much easier.
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2005
4.0
0.0
Jan 26 2005
0.0
Version: 4.0
I got the upgrade yesterday, and it's great. The ability to connect with other Captain users it really cool, and could prove to be invaluable. I was reading the comments about the site below, and I kind of like the logo and whole nautical thing, it has an edge whereas most sites are boring and all look the same. As a Mac user I prefer to buy from companies who are creative and don't appear to be using the same old boring Microsoft, or corporate template. Anyway the product is great who really cares whats on the website. Just filling in the ratings and in my opinion CFTP should be allocated double points for the wealth of features - it's suitable for the heavy duty user, and the novice.
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2005
4.0
4.0
Jan 26 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
I have tried several other FTP programs I absolutely love your product, but the logo scares people off. People tend to think virus when they see the logo. I still recommend the product to friends.
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2005
4.0
4.0
Jan 26 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
Well It looks nice, except for the big buttons at the bottom, There website is the worst ever! But this has nothing to do with the product! I have tired it for the last 5 days, No problems, but Yummy is much faster and this crap about buying upgrade security is for the birds! I mean in general you get normally at least 6 months or a year of free upgrades, Sounds to me like there are going to start to chage for upgrades, and I will never buy from a company that makes me feel that they are only interested in my money ! (Just my option) I bought transmit and was thinking abut buying this one as well, but tried yummy and it is a little faster on downloading and a little better designed! I wrote to the dev. of this app, 3 days no reply! Wrote also to yummy support 12 hous replied with a fix, Get yummy you will not be disapointed! And to the captain, change your webpage it looks like sh*t. Can no sell something when the first thing a user see is something so ugle and also you only speak about MONEY ! GIVE people a chance to download it then speak about the upgrade, Look at there site people, only trying to sell everything! Get a clue!
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2005
4.0
4.0
Jan 26 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
still not supporting fxp :/
Guest
Guest
Jan 25 2005
4.0
4.0
Jan 25 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
There is no free FTP software that can handle Unicode. That said, the author needs to study the Macintosh UI Guidelines.
Mrandre1
Mrandre1
Jan 25 2005
4.0
0.0
Jan 25 2005
0.0
Version: 4.0
Great ideas, sloppily implemented.
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2004
3.5
0.0
Nov 23 2004
0.0
Version: 3.5
Very strange . . . Isn't there enough great FTP-Freeware? So why should we pay US$ 25.00? :-o
Guest
Guest
Nov 16 2004
3.5
0.0
Nov 16 2004
0.0
Version: 3.5
The Swiss Army Knife of FTP applications for Mac OS X. Actuall it probably has more than a Swiss Army knife, but the best for me is the quicker downloads, transfer manager, automatic scheduling of transfers when you are out of the office etc, and many more. I would definitely recommend this product, as you may have probably guessed ;->.
Guest
Guest
Oct 8 2004
3.5
4.0
Oct 8 2004
4.0
Version: 3.5
I've been a user of Captain FTP since v. 2.1 Just one thing to say: this is absolutely worth the euros spent. Reliable, quick, easy, no pain, no brainer.
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2004
3.5
4.0
Oct 7 2004
4.0
Version: 3.5
Seriously, this is good stuff... but can we PLEASE not have the gigantic orb icons at the bottom... at least let me remove them?
Guest
Guest
Jun 15 2004
3.3
4.0
Jun 15 2004
4.0
Version: 3.3
Captain FTP works on OSX 10.2 (Jaguar) as well.
Guest
Guest
May 14 2004
3.3
4.0
May 14 2004
4.0
Version: 3.3
I have been a user for over the last 6 months. This is by far THE BEST macintosh ftp program available. As I have added suggestions, the developer has been kind enough to implement them. Imagine that. The newest feature, virtual drag and drop, for uploading files, is simply fantastic. Worth every penny.
Guest
Guest
May 11 2004
3.3
4.0
May 11 2004
4.0
Version: 3.3
This pirate captain actually is a friendly guy. :-) And he even comes with a good manual, though he is easy enough to use for most. Captain FTP is very stabile and fast and has many features others don't have. Just look at the features list and compare... some of them have become invaluable to me though I didn't expect them to be so useful. Version 3.3 fixes some problems and adds some new features that seem quite cool. All work as they should in my tests. A very good piece of Mac software.
Guest
Guest
Mar 17 2004
3.2
4.0
Mar 17 2004
4.0
Version: 3.2
I'm very new to web stuff, and Captian FTP has been very easy to learn how to use. I give it five stars!
Guest
Guest
Feb 7 2004
3.1.1
4.0
Feb 7 2004
4.0
Version: 3.1.1
Looking for a simple and reliable FTP program? This is the one. I recently switched to Captain FTP from another FTP program, and find it more robust, easier to use, and faster. Recommended.
Guest
Guest
Oct 13 2003
3.0
4.0
Oct 13 2003
4.0
Version: 3.0
This is a great program. Cleanly designed, fast and very easy to use. Highly recommended!!
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2003
3.0
4.0
Sep 30 2003
4.0
Version: 3.0
How can a great product get better? With each version I've used, I think they have topped themselves. But Captain FTP gets better and better with each version. I've been using Captain FTP since 1.4 and have loved it ever since. I've recently upgraded to the new version and the additional features are wonderful. The integrated Rendezvous makes file sharing a breeze between by Macs. And what's even better, is the great service the people from Captain FTP provide. Whenever I have a question or problem, it's solved in a jiffy. Great going guys!
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2003
2.7.J
0.0
Aug 30 2003
0.0
Version: 2.7.J
Best FTP program for MACS, user friendly interface, everything you would expect from a first rate utility!
Guest
Guest
Aug 5 2003
2.7.J
0.0
Aug 5 2003
0.0
Version: 2.7.J
I strongly recommend this software. I've been managing our department website for about 4 years now and have struggled with a number of ftp products. Captain FTP has been excellent. The upgrade has made things even easier. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for ftp software!
$28.99
4.4
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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