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Spotlight on…Cyberduck

Post Author Take1 / July 21st 2014

Cyberduck is a piece of open source software primarily known as a file transfer protocol (FTP) and secure FTP (SFTP) client but it brings together a number of other resources:

  • Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), another method of transferring files
  • OpenStack Swift, a cloud computing platform from Rackspace
  • Amazon S3, an online file storage facility
  • Google cloud storage

Cyberduck is written in Java and C# and the latest versions are compatible with Mac and Microsoft operating systems. The program’s user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) makes it particularly popular.

Cyberduck interface


The simply overview allows you to choose the resource storage space you’re looking for quickly and search through the files inside. You only have to drag and drop to move files and begin a transfer.

It’s also really versatile as it’s compatible with external editors such as:

  • BBEdit
  • TextWrangler
  • TextMate

This is an exciting integrated environment for anyone who needs to send or receive files, edit them and share them. It also provides easy access to your cloud storage, making it really easy to edit and share files securely in one place.

We also love the bookmarking feature which makes it even simpler to keep your files organised. Bonjour is a handy little discovery tool that detects devices on the local network such as printers and other computers. It’s an Apple application but is compatible with Microsoft windows, maintaining the full functionality of Cyberduck.

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