Imagine if you could mount an FTP server on your desktop so you could access it like any other local drive.
You can with WebDrive which integrates SFTP, WebDAV, FTP, FTPS, or GroupDrive servers into Finder by simply mounting the server as a local device. This allows you much easier access to an FTP site than having to go via an FTP client all the time. It doesn't mean you lose out on security either as WebDrive supports SSL and SSH encryption and Digest Authentication support for WebDAV servers.
The setup process is very simple even for those unfamiliar with FTP clients. Just enter the name you want to assign to the drive, a username and password, a Host Name and IP address and the Initial Remote Directory. Once you're ready to connect, just click on the Site Profile you've created and click Mount. If WebDrive is able to connect, it will display the name of the server in Finder like any other local drive.
Accessing an FTP server via Finder is so much more convenient that having to resort to an FTP client and it's particularly ideal for those that are unfamiliar with how such clients work.
If you want easier access to your FTP server, WebDrive for Mac is a nice idea although it does seem to have a connection bug.
- * Fixed: FTP REST problem which prevented some files from being uploaded and downloaded
- * Fixed: PROT C was not being sent properly for FTPS connections.
- * Fixed: During SFTP connections, WebDrive would sometimes fail to authenticate the SSH Host Key returned from CrushFTP servers.