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Meet reliable and fast FTP client for Mac – Commander One

Commander One is a fast and reliable Mac FTP client. Intuitive and friendly it offers all convenient options that one may need to work with files — view, copy from server to server, delete, create, and more. All securely encoded.
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Commander One
Full protocol support
Have a fast and secure way to transfer and share your files via FTP protocol with the help of Commander One – a reliable FTP client for Mac.
Multiple connections
Tabbed browsing, multiple connections at a time – all to provide flawless and effective file transfer for Mac.
FTP server as a local drive
While using this FTP client Mac users can map FTP server as their local drive to work with files as if they are located at their local machine — copy, delete, create, edit, etc.

Support for encryption on online connections

Commander One allows having encrypted file transfer between your Mac and popular cloud storages and remote servers. Have safe work with files due to FTP encryption with our FTP software for Mac.
  • Web services (FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV)
  • Cloud storages (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more)
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Encrypt data
Free file manager
Besides being a reliable FTP client for Mac, Commander One is packed with the most important functionality for fast and reliable file management. No matter if you are a professional or just finding your way to becoming one — Commander One is your all-in-one solution for full control over your documents.
Show hidden files
A handy button on the toolbar displays all hidden files
Fonts & Colors
Set any colors for a visually pleasing experience
Brief mode
Access and manage many files and folders at a time
History and Favorites
Instantly access your favorites or folders that you already opened
essentials at your fingertips
Customizable Hotkeys
Assign hotkeys to any action
Unlimited tabs
With multiple tabs, you won't need to close the folders while working with others
Convenient items selection
A handy tool allows a flexible selection of files
File operations queue
Have your file operations queued in the background
helpful tools you get for free
ZIP Support
Compress or extract the archive with an ease
Built-in file viewer
Hex and Binary files are supported as well as text, media, image, HTML
List of Computers in local network
Easy access to shared computers over the network
Root Access
Benefit from the most profound access to your files

How to connect to FTP via Commander One

With the help of Commander One, you are guaranteed to have seamless work with all the files stored on any of your FTP servers. Just follow these simple steps:

Download and install Commander One on your Mac.

Launch this FTP client for Mac.

 FTP client for Mac

Invoke the connection manager in Commander One either by:

  • clicking the respective icon on the toolbar;
  • selecting Window → Connections Manager in the menu;
  • using the Command+F hotkey.
 FTP client for Mac
Choose the FTP icon and complete the required settings.

Specify the name of the connection, server's address and the port, and your login credentials.

 Connection manager
Choose the connection mode - active or passive.
Specify the remote path. This is the directory on the server that will hold the files you upload.
Click Connect.
How to use FTP on Mac

Frequently Asked Questions

MacOS offers a built-in facility for connecting to a remote host. To do this, you need to click "Go to" in the Finder and select "Connect to Server". However, this type of connection offers limited functionality, viewing and reading files only. For full use, you must use special apps called FTP clients.
An FTP client is a program for easy access to an FTP server. With it, you can easily and quickly access files stored on the server, view them, edit, copy and download.
If you need to have full access to your FTP server with the ability not only to view but also edit, delete, upload and download then you definitely need to use Mac FTP client.
It is hard to find a decent Mac FTP software, as there is a lot of them on the market and each claims to be the perfect one. The best client should be reliable, easy to use, and secure. Besides that, support for different protocols and cloud storages would be also a plus. However, many men many minds and it’s all up to you which Mac FTP client would be the best one for you.
The best Mac OS FTP client is the one that meets all your requirements. However, you should keep in mind, that a good FTP for Mac should be user-friendly, secure, and fast. All these criteria are perfectly combined in Commander One - an excellent FTP client and a file manager with Mac terminal.
Yes, as the app uses Advanced Encryption Standard to add an extra layer of protection to your online files. In addition, Commander One doesn’t store any of your credentials, and all your passwords are thoroughly kept in macOS Keychain.
Commander One is a free file manager, however, for some additional features, you would need to pay $29.99 to unlock extra functionality and have seamless and professional file management.

Commander One

This FTP client for Mac is fully compatible with macOS 10.13 and later. Requires 52.05MB free space, latest version 3.8(3888). Released 18 Mar, 2024.

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