Wouldn’t it be easier to use the interface you already know how to use? The Finder is already drag and drop simple, so copying or moving a file from one folder to another is child’s play. The Finder just doesn’t handle remote connections well. Now it does.
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For those who need to transfer files back and forth between Mac and a remote location but can’t spell FTP, I recommend ExpanDrive.
Yes, ExpanDrive handles the usual file transfer suspects– sFTP, FTP, FTPs, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Dropbox, Box, GoogleDrive, OneDrive, OpenStack, and many others.
What it does different is avoid the mumbo jumbo and complicated interface of most file transfer utilities and brings it all into the Finder so it works Mac-like. Drag and drop.
That’s the claim to fame and it’s worthy for those who just don’t want more complexity in their Mac lives, but actually need to perform what were once complex tasks.
Install ExpanDrive, setup each account with your appropriate credentials, then use the Finder to move files to and fro.
File transfers from ExpanDrive are handled in the background, so you can do the drag and drop thing, then get back to work watching kittens and Jackass-like videos on YouTube.
Just as the Mac’s Finder allows you to explore files on your Mac, ExpandDrive works the way you already work (using the Findere) to explore files on the remote site. Even Mac applications think the remote server is a part of your Mac and can open and save files accordingly.
Back in the day, file transfers from a Mac were limited to a few FTP (File Transfer Protocol) utilities. These days, remote storage comes in many flavors, and ExpanDrive handles most of them. Wait. Doesn’t the highly acclaimed Transmit app for Mac do the same thing? Yes. And no. The difference in transfer speed is notable (ExpanDrive is faster and doesn’t slow down your Mac). Unlike Transmit, though, ExpanDrive charges for upgrades, so the cost for all that ease-of-use is more.