Introduction to Cyberduck

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Introduction to Cyberduck

Cyberduck is a popular free and open source FTP client for Mac and Windows. It is developed by David V. Kocher, and has been used extensively since 2003. Cyberduck isn't simply another knock-off FTP client, rather it takes a very unique (and simple!) approach to file transfers.

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Cyberduck's feature list includes:

  • Secure file transfers with SFTP and FTP-SSL.
  • Easy file management with cut and paste as well as drag and drop.
  • File previews so you can view the files before you download them.
  • Password-less authentication with ssh keys.

Downloading and Installing Cyberduck

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There is nothing complicated about installing Cyberduck:

  • Mac: You need only to download the zip file and extract the disk image installer.
  • Windows: Just download and run the executable installer!

Installing Cyberduck on your Mac

  1. Browse to the Cyberduck website.
  2. Click the Download Cyberduck for Mac button to obtain the current version of the installer.
  3. After the download is complete and the zip file finishes extracting, drag the Cyberduck application to your Applications folder.
  4. Double-click the Cyberduck icon to start the program.

Installing Cyberduck on your Windows PC

  1. Browse to the Cyberduck website.
  2. Click the Download Cyberduck for Windows button to obtain the current version of the installer.
  3. After the download is complete, double-click the downloaded executable file and follow the prompts (the defaults will suit just about everyone).
  4. Select the Cyberduck program from your Start menu to start the program.

What's Next With Cyberduck

Now that you have Cyberduck installed, you'll need to learn how to use it. Here are a few short pages that will get you pointed in the right direction.

Connecting and Transferring Files

Connecting and transferring files with Cyberduck is very easy. You'll be transferring files in no time flat.

Monitoring File Transfers with Cyberduck

Cyberduck doesn't clutter up the window with features you don't need all of the time. However, you'll want to be familiar with the Log Drawer and the Transfers window so that you're always in the know.

Using Bookmarks with Cyberduck

Cyberduck's bookmarking system is incredibly creative. Bookmarks can be exported to Finder / Windows Explorer, so connecting to your ExaVault account is as simple as double-clicking on an icon.

ftp-clients/cyberduck/00-introduction.txt · Last modified 2019/08/03 23:17 (external edit)