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Commander One – alternative to Cyberduck for Mac users

Introducing Commander One – the most powerful Cyberduck alternative Mac users can get today. Commander One offers full encryption for total security, plus all the tools you’ll need to create, delete and copy files from server to server.
Owners of a previous version can upgrade at 50% off
Yoo-hoo! Commander One is now natively compatible with Apple M1-powered Macs!
Commander One
Support for FTP, SFTP and FTPS
Commander One supports all file transferring protocols, including FTP, SFTP and FTPS. It's a flexible, reliable and secure FTP client for Mac.
Multiple simultaneous connections
Carry out file transfers from your Mac to multiple connections, at the same time. The intuitive UI and tabbed browsing make managing multiple connections simple.
Use FTP servers like a local drive
With this Cyberduck for Mac free alternative, you can map the FTP server as a local drive. That means you can work with your files as if they’re on your own machine.

Secure encryption

With SFTP and FTPS, Commander One enables encrypted file transfer between your Mac, servers and cloud services – including remote servers (like Amazon S3) and cloud storage platforms (like Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive). And unlike Cyberduck for Mac, Commander One is not open-source – meaning reliable, dependable security when you need it most.
  • Web services (FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV)
  • Cloud storages (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more)
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FTP and file management

Do more with your Mac. Not only is Commander One an excellent Cyberduck alternative Mac FTP, it’s also a fully-featured file management system for macOS.

Power users and professionals will love the workflow-enhancing features, dual-pane view and deep customization built into Commander One. It’s just another reason not to download Cyberduck for Mac.

Show hidden files
The toolbar lets you toggle hidden files with a single click, anytime.
Customize your experience
Make it yours. Choose any color and font combination for Commander One.
Brief mode
Open and manage multiple files and folders, simultaneously.
A smarter way to manage favorites
Get instant access to your most important documents, with history and favoriting.
Custom hotkeys
Make your own shortcuts, to carry out any task with ease.
Unlimited tabs
Never run out of space. Open an unlimited number of tabs, to browse and move files easily.
Selection, simplified
Manage multiple files with powerful selection features. Never accidentally lose your selections again.
Add to queue
Clear your view. Queue file operations in the background, get status when you need it.
Commander One file manager copy screenshot
ZIP Support
Extract, compress and explore ZIP files, for efficient archiving.
Built-in file viewer
Quickly preview your files, with support for a huge range of file types – including Hex and Binary, media files, text documents and HTML.
See the computers in your local network
Instantly access shared computers in your local network, as if you’re browsing your own files.
Root Access
Execute any command. Access any resource. The ultimate level of control for Mac users.

How to use Commander One as a Cyberduck alternative (Mac)

Using Commander One for FTP and server connection couldn’t be simpler. Just follow these steps, and get access to the files on your server.

Download and install Commander One for Mac.

Open and run Commander One FTP client for Mac.

FTP client for Mac

Start Connections Manager in Commander One, by either:

  • Clicking on the icon in the toolbar;
  • Clicking Window → Connections Manager in the menu;
  • Pressing the Command+F default hotkey.
FTP client for Mac
Select the FTP icon and fill out the required fields.

You’ll need the name of the connection, your server address and port, plus your login information.

connection manager
Choose the type of connection you need (active or passive).
Enter the remote path – this is the directory where the files you upload will be stored on the server.
Click Connect, and you’re done.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cyberduck is open-source software for Mac. It’s a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client, which allows files to be transferred from computer to computer. FTP is primarily used to exchange files between computers and servers, including web servers that host websites.
Yes, Cyberduck is free for Mac. Because it is open-source, it can be also copied, studied and modified by users, meaning that there are likely several unsupported versions in the wild.
Cyberduck is open-source. There have been reports of trojans found in some components, and unofficial versions are routinely created which may not be secure. However, Cyberduck is generally considered to be safe.
Commander One is better than Cyberduck as it offers completely secure encryption, plus additional features for file management. Commander One can manage files between remote servers and local networks, as well as over multiple device types, cloud storage platforms and local disk drives.
The Commander One FTP client is free to download, with unlimited access to the PRO Pack for 15 days. To continue using the advanced features thereafter, the PRO Pack costs $29.99 as a one-time purchase.
Commander One Languages
  • Český
  • Deutsch
  • English
  • Français
  • Українська
  • Magyar
  • 日本の
  • 한국어
  • Polski
  • Русский
  • Español
  • Nederlands
  • 中文

Commander One

This FTP client for Mac is fully compatible with MacOS 10.12 and later. Requires 58.68MB free space, latest version 3.3(3508). Released 8 Sep, 2021.

4.5 rank based on 90+ users, Reviews (15)
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