Captain FTP
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Task-savvy FTP/SSL-FTP/SFTP client.   Shareware ($29.00)
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Captain FTP is inspired by Apple's philosophy of making innovative products with ease-of-use as a fundamental design principle.

Captain FTP is a fast, powerful, secure, user-friendly FTP Client which makes transferring files simple. Users may use simple drag'n'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
What's New
Version 6.5091: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later





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Captain FTP User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Jazzyguy commented on 12 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 6.5082]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 13 Nov 2013
Thanks for the download URL, Jazzyguy! I've added it to the Related Links section for others who are still using OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
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Jazzyguy replied on 13 Nov 2013
Thanks Jess! I have 2 iMacs that have 10.6.8 and I know that other folks have it as well.It is a great OS and many of us are reluctant to give it up. Captain FTP 6.5 works great on it. It all worked out in the end!
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 09 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 6.5082]

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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 09 Nov 2013
Jazzguy,

As per http://www.captainftp.com/cftp/download.html, it appears that Captain FTP is compatible with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Perhaps you're experiencing a different issue?

Regarding our listing: all we have to go on is the developer's website. If their information is incorrect, ours will naturally be incorrect as well.
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Jazzyguy replied on 10 Nov 2013
NOPE! It is not compatible with Snow Leopard. I'm sorry Nick but the quote from the error message was an accurate quote.I downloaded it with the same result 5 times. It is NOT your fault that the app supplied misinformation.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 10 Nov 2013
Excuse my interruption, but you've stated that the problem arises from an incompatible *library*, Jazzyguy, not with an incompatibility with the operating-system level. Only the developer will be able to inform you about the library to which the application is referring.
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Jazzyguy replied on 10 Nov 2013
Excuse my interruption Jess But it is incompatible with Snow Leopard. I never indicated that it was due to some "library"I continually said that it was incompatible with 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. Please read my remarks . I never said anything else. I said I got an error and I expounded what the error was.
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Jazzyguy replied on 10 Nov 2013
@Macupdate-Jess Please understand I have a lot of Macs and I got confused as I wrote to the Developer who has not answered so far.Here is the text of my letter"When I try to download your app I get the following CRASH REPORT : "Incompatible library version: Captain FTP requires version 7.0.0 or later I HAVE 10.6.8 SNOW LEOPARD I got the download this time from your web site!!!!! AND it said it was COMPATIBLE WITH SNOW LEOPARD!" Please understand I never complained about anything other than the download here and on the Developer's Web Site was incorrect and although it works for Mavericks it does not work for Snow Leopard. Anyone that downloads it is at a tremendous inconvenience unless they have a backup on another volume.
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Jazzyguy replied on 10 Nov 2013
@Macupdate-Jess I see what you mean by mentioning "incompatible library version" what the error message was specifically referring to was that Snow Leopard was incompatible with this version and consequently 7 at least was needed.
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Jazzyguy replied on 10 Nov 2013
I meant Lion or later! The error message said OS 10.7 or later. I think Jess and others were led astray by that incorrect statement.
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Zapp Brannigan reviewed on 03 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 6.5010]


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Frodo_life reviewed on 17 Aug 2011
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
[Version 6.5010]

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Frodo_life replied on 17 Aug 2011
actually seems like you can use it now on 2 machines. However latest version the bookmark import say from Transmit does not work (probably still uses Transmit 2 bookmarks if you go by frequency this Captain is updated)
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Pfs reviewed on 03 Nov 2009
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!!
[Version 6.2]


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22duke reviewed on 03 Jul 2009
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
[Version 6.1 (090514)]

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Captain Ftp replied on 17 Feb 2010
This was changed in version 6.1.

You may now use a single key on a desktop and a notebook for example.
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frodo_life reviewed on 01 Jul 2009
great software unfortunately crashes a bit to often when doing big uploads with many files hence ony 3 stars
[Version 6.1 (090514)]


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derschwarzeritter reviewed on 16 Mar 2009
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!
[Version 6.0031]


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basa reviewed on 13 Mar 2009
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.
[Version 6.0031]

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Stevenjosselson commented on 03 Nov 2009
Basa, would you mind giving me some tips on how use CaptainFTP with my Box.net account? I'd love the ability to create a "hot folder" or even use the software as a upload client for my Mac OSX (Snow Leopard).

Any help would be appreciated as I can't find the instructions on how to do this in the CaptainFTP online help guide.
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frodo_life reviewed on 11 Feb 2009
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
[Version 6.0023]


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A380 rated on 22 Mar 2011

[Version 6.2110]


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Type:Internet : FTP
License:Shareware
Date:09 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Captain FTP is inspired by Apple's philosophy of making innovative products with ease-of-use as a fundamental design principle.

Captain FTP is a fast, powerful, secure, user-friendly FTP Client which makes transferring files simple. Users may use simple drag'n'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.

Captain FTP provides a wealth of functionality that caters for less experienced users and power users. Learn more here.


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