Is there an accessible Mac equivalent to WinSCP?

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I'm a recent convert to the Mac, and I'm finding that the one piece of software which keeps me going to my Windows bootcamp is WinSCP.

For those not familiar with it, WinSCP is an open source SFTP, SCP, and FTP client that also offers SSH terminal access. Browsing of local and remote files is a breeze, whilst it also offers file viewing and editing from within the application. I love being able to do all of this in one place, all with the benefit of point and click ease of use.

Is there anything similar to this available (and accessible!) on the Mac? I'm aware of Transmit, but as far as I can tell, that doesn't offer SSH terminal access. Or built-in file viewing and editing. Correct?

Does anybody have any recommendations?




Submitted by Esther on Monday, March 25, 2013

I find this an unusual question, because we almost never get Windows switchers who want to use the command line in Terminal; almost everyone who is visually impaired and switching to the Mac from Windows asks for. GUI-based way to do this. And people coming to the Mac from unix or linux operating systems would just directly check for themselves that SSH, SFTP, and FTP are present from Terminal. If you're asking about the best way to configure your Terminal preferences for use with VoiceOver, I'd say this kind of discussion question is way beyond the scope of the AppleVis forums and my ability to answer. The best posts I've ever read on this subject were written by Travis Siegel on the Mac-Access mailing list. Here's a link to his post on "Hints on using terminal" from the October 2010 list archives:

If you want to discuss this topic in detail, I'd suggest that you join the Mac-Access mailing list. You can learn more about it here:

If you're asking for more information about command line operations in Terminal on the Mac, including SSH, I'd point you to the eBook, "Take Control of the Mac Command Line in Terminal".  Here's the link to the description from the Take Control web pages: Hope this helps.  Cheers, Esther

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Monday, March 25, 2013

You can get VMware® Fusion you can run a virtual machine with it.

Sorry for changing most of the original post, but just a quick question here: I tried CYberduck once a year ago, and it was slow and kept loosing connection to the server. And (for me what was worse) I couldn't see how fast it downloaded or uploaded files. Have these things been fixed in a later version? I converted to Transmit instead but I am still interested to know. :-)