AbleFtp
AbleFtp 10.14
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FTP client with automation features.   Demo ($99.95)
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AbleFtp is designed with automation in mind, so you do not have to spend time interactively transferring files.

Features:
  • 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
What's New
Version 10.14:
  • Deleting task will now allow option to delete its corresponding variable file and task log.
  • User Variable Window improved. Allows user to add, edit, or delete user variables from the window itself.
  • Scheduling BUGFIX: For one user, we found that next schedule time calculated is earlier than current time, causing schedule to be suspended. In this situation, schedule module will wait 15 seconds and recalculate next schedule time again.
  • BUGFIX: Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Word macro tasks did not allow dynamic variables to be used for the document or database.
  • New Reports menu added - Tasks, Schedules and Profiles configurations.
Version 10.14:
  • Deleting task will now allow option to delete its corresponding variable file and task log.
  • User Variable Window improved. Allows user to add, edit, or delete user variables from the window itself.
  • Scheduling BUGFIX: For one user, we found that next schedule time calculated is earlier than current time, causing schedule to be suspended. In this situation, more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Java 6 or later



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AbleFtp User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 10.x:
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Cjbolland commented on 10 Apr 2010
Too 'windows' like. Not very OS X'ish.
I recommend looking at Cyberduck. Way cooler to work with.
[Version 8.38]


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mileslong commented on 07 Apr 2008
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...
[Version 8.0.1]


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castle rose commented on 06 Nov 2007
I much prefer Captain FTP. It's better designed, is rock solid, has more useful features and it's cheaper.
[Version 7.42]


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David Botton commented on 15 Aug 2007
The price tag for a single license is $69, that is fairly steep over excellent fully native apps like Yummy or Fetch.
[Version 7.36]


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Star-Affinity commented on 13 Aug 2006
OS X screenshot has been added on their site!

Although, it doesn't look much better than the Windows version... :(
[Version 7.09]


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coolfactor commented on 30 Jul 2006
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.
[Version 7.07]

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Krystof Vasa replied on 30 Jan 2007
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.
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coolfactor replied on 30 Jan 2007
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.
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maclover1.1 commented on 23 Jun 2006
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.
[Version 7.0.3]


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Star-Affinity commented on 25 Jan 2006
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... :)
[Version 6.29]


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+7

JohnKHeath rated on 05 Oct 2011

[Version 9.10]


Downloads:19,371
Version Downloads:47
Type:Internet : FTP
License:Demo
Date:06 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $99.95
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AbleFtp is designed with automation in mind, so you do not have to spend time interactively transferring files.

Features:
  • 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.
  • Scheduler software is very easy to use, yet has very powerful scheduling, tasking and automation capabilities.
  • Email Notification of task failure based on task exit code.
  • Remote FTP directory monitor can detect directory change and trigger ftp , zip, copy, delete tasks. Can also detect file size, total files, file modification dates and trigger other tasks if required.
  • Local directory monitor works similar to the Remote Ftp directory monitor.
  • Zip files and directories using wildcards on schedule. Can append date/time to filename for archive purposes.
  • Copy files and directories using wildcards on schedule. Can append date/time to filename for archive purposes.
  • Delete files on schedule based on wildcards.


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