Every bona fide, card carrying, certified Mac geek has more than one utility app that does the same thing as another. For example, I love Panic’s Transmit file transfer app, but also use similar apps from Yummy.
One utility from the latter developer that I particularly like has the clever name Automated Folder-Watching FTP. The app’s name tells the tale. It automates uploads, downloads, or folder synchronization between your Mac and remote servers using sFTP, FTPs, and the antiquated FTP file transfer protocols.
The automated portion of the name implies that uploads, downloads, or syncs take place automatically. The folder-watching portion of the name implies that the utility watches for changes within a folder, and then uploads or downloads or syncs files as needed. Automatically.
That’s what Automated Folder-Watching FTP does. It watches folders for changes, locally on your Mac or remotely, then uploads or downloads or syncs files and folders– however you set it up for your workflow.
Automated Folder-Watching FTP (that name just rolls off the tongue, right?) watches folders, but also syncs up folders using a repeating schedule (hours, minutes, seconds, days, weeks, months). A few of the standard Yummy FTP features are included; local and remote browser, auto reconnect and resume, bandwidth limiting, Notification Center, and editor window.
Every Mac geek will tell you that the fun of such a utility is knowing you’ve setup something to work while you’re not watching and, well, it just works as expected. Yummy FTP is one of the Mac’s faster and more feature laden FTP apps that’s also quite affordable. It’s not the prettiest FTP app, but I’ve used it for years and appreciate the stability, dependability, and support.