Cyberduck for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 3.4
  • (624)
  • Security Status
Xavier Slim
Xavier SlimUpdated a month ago

Share files with ease using this free program

Cyberduck is a free open-source cloud storage browser that enables you to easily upload and download files. Originally developed by David V. Kocher and Yves Langisch, this software is also an FTP client that supports SFTP, FTP/TLS, and WebDAV, and integrates well with other well-known cloud storage. This client is easy to use with its intuitive user interface and is great for distributing files around.

Solid support

This FTP client is a great choice as it has a user-friendly GUI that allows you to easily do file transfers. It supports FTP secured over SSL/TLS connections, using AUTH TLS and directory synchronization. The software is also written in Java and C# using Cocoa, so if you’re interested in working on its code, you can do so for free since it’s licensed under the GPL

Cyberduck supports various third-party cloud storage-hosting service providers such as Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure, OneDrive, Google Drive, DRACOON, and Dropbox. This enables wide enterprise file-sharing for better productivity—whether it’s for a small business, a large corporate office, or school projects. Its SFTP and WebDAV support ensure security for your connections when accessing these programs. 

If you’re still worried about your data, however, you can use the program’s Cryptomator feature. This tool enables the client side of your connection to be securely encrypted. Both the directory names and its contents get the encryption treatment. Plus, unlike other encryptors, you don’t need an account to use this. It can be applied to the Mountain Duck feature, as well, which lets you mount your server and cloud storage as a local disk.

Make things simple

Cyberduck’s user interface promotes ease of use with its drag-and-drop function for quick file transfers. It also allows external text editors to open files if you need to change their content on the spot. If you want to remember a file or folder, you can bookmark it and easily organize your collection using the search function or history list. Browsing can also quickly be done with caching enabled and Quick Look displaying previews. 

Much of these functions are available for use due to the software’s integration with native platform features such as Finder from Mac and Notifications in the system tray for Windows. With these, you can store passwords, automatically discover online services you can connect to, and more. Sharing files is also much more convenient, as you only need to copy or open the corresponding URLs of a selected file in your web browser. 

However, despite this program’s versatility, it still has some gaps that other FTP clients can provide. For one, it’s advised to have only one active connection at a time, as file transfer can become unreliable. You can at least resume if the process gets interrupted. Another drawback is that you can’t share files directly from this software—it can only connect you to servers and the cloud.

Lacks some features but is still great

Overall, Cyberduck offers flexible file-sharing and has a wide coverage for cloud storage options. While it’s not as powerful as other FTP clients, its simple UI design can be quickly learned by anybody. It could use some more practical features but the fact that it’s available in multiple languages and can access different cloud servers are still positive points you can’t ignore.

Libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser for Mac.

Cyberduck is an FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3 & OpenStack Swift browser to transfer files to your web hosting service provider and connecting to cloud storage accounts from Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Storage and Amazon S3 with the same easy to use interface with quickly accessible bookmarks.

The browser allows to download, upload and move or copy files using drag and drop with an hierarchical view to browse large folder structures efficiently. Transfers are handled with ease including synchronization of local with remote directories. To edit files, a seamless integration with any external editor application makes it easy to change content quickly. Both Amazon CloudFront and Akamai content delivery networks (CDN) can be easily configured to distribute your files worldwide from edge locations.


  • User-friendly graphical interface
  • Supports third-party cloud services
  • Allows external text editors
  • Can encrypt client-side connection


  • Only allows one active connection
  • Can’t share files directly

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Cyberduck for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 3.4
  • (624)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Cyberduck

  • Y ki

    by Y ki

    The program keeps crashing. On both my old 2009 and my new 2015 Macbook. All updates done. The only think that keeps me using it is the UI.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Still good but have strong competition.
    I've been using it for a long time but recently moved to Viper FTP which seems to be more user friendly

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    It was so good once.
    Loved it till the Yosemite update. Then, instead of connecting to FTP it started to run into random connecting loops and er More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Stable but old design. I prefer trying something newer....
    Similar functionality to YummyFTP and ViperFTP but it's free. Viper Lite is also free More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    To Cyberduck- Trovi will jeopardize your good reputation..
    Cyberduck people -- Don't let Trovi in your stuff. It's not worth the negative custom More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    don't do it!.
    this seems to be spammy at best. insists (won't download otherwise) on downloading a mac cleaning software which automatically la More


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