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Flow is an award-winning, beautiful, fast, and reliable FTP + SFTP client. With URL Copying, Droplets, a built-in editor, and QuickLook, it's no wonder why Flow is the go-to choice for those who want the best.

A file-transfer client is only capable of being as good as its connections are. That's why we left nothing to chance: Flow is powered by ConnectionEngine, providing the most modern, efficient, and fast connections in the world. Engineered to take full advantage of multi-connection concurrency, nothing comes close to Flow's resilience, reliability, or speed.

Copy or open the URLs to your remote files in a single click. Automatically copy URLs to the clipboard after uploading. Flow pioneered such URL-awareness, so no other app comes close to Flow's deep URL integration.

A droplet is a mini-application that lets you upload files insanely fast — in literally zero clicks. Drop a file on a droplet, and boom. The file is uploaded without even opening Flow. A window showing the progress of the upload appears. When the upload is finished, the window disappears. The URL to the uploaded file can even be copied to your clipboard. Droplets in Flow are unmatched by any other app on the planet.

Flow is the backbone for the daily work of thousands of web developers. Flow can edit files on your server in your favorite text editor, like TextMate, or with the built-in editor, replete with a web-preview of your code, tabs, syntax coloring, and even code completion. No matter what editor you use, when you hit "save", the updated file is instantly uploaded to the server.

Designed exclusively for OS X, Flow has QuickLook just like the Finder. Whether you've got an image, HTML file, PDF, or Keynote presentation — anything — a tap on the spacebar is all it takes to preview your files without opening them.

You might have noticed that Flow doesn't look like other file transfer clients. When you start to use it, you'll also notice it doesn't feel like other file transfer clients, either. This is no accident.

Flow was designed for simplicity. But like OS X itself, its simplicity belies the power hidden within. The result is an intuitive, elegant, and incredibly functional experience. It's like no other. We're not the only ones who think so, either: Flow took home runner-up for the prestigious Apple Design Awards in 2008.

What's New in Version 1.7.2

✔ Fixed issue where droplets could potentially fail to authenticate properly.

✔ Fixed issue where the remote view selection could fail to be preserved when new items are added to the view.

✔ Fixed issue where the generic shared Mac icon failed to render on Lion.


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Customer Reviews

Looks pretty, but that's about it. Glad it was only $4.99...

I needed to use SFTP to edit code on a remote server this week, and since I didn't have a client installed on my new MacBook, I went looking in the App Store for something that I hoped would be Mountain Lion compliant. This thing looked beautiful, and for $4.99 I figured, what do I have to lose? Answer: an entire afternoon's worth of work!!! I was using an external text editor because the Flow editor didn't have syntax highlighting for Perl, and everything seemed to work fine. Then after a couple of hours of successfully editing and saving to the server repeatedly, poof, my file was wiped out on the server! Apparently there's no support for the app anymore, which I guess means no bug fixes either. Time to install my trustworthy old pal Fetch, which I can apparently upgrade for $10. Thanks for nothing, Flow!

Change default editor

Can the default editor change from Flow's editor to an external editor? I know I can change the default external editor, but I would like to not use Flow's editor at all.

Totally Worthless

Just when I thought I couldn’t find a worse FTP client than FileZilla, I found Flow. This thing is the most god-awful piece of crap I’ve ever had this displeasure of using. It’s slow, it’s buggy, the interface is weird, and there’s honestly no redeeming quality that I can find. Save your five dollars.

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Developer Tools
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  • Version: 1.7.2
  • Size: 4.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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