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ForkLift - File Manager and FTP/SFTP/WebDAV/Amazon S3 client

By BinaryNights

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*** ForkLift 3 is currently not available in the Mac App Store. To avoid confusion we made ForkLift 2 free. If you purchased ForkLift 2 here and wish to upgrade to ForkLift 3 please visit our website for more information***

ForkLift is a robust and elegant Finder replacement and FTP + SFTP + WebDAV + Amazon s3 client, fully embracing the Apple methodology of bringing incredible power to a beautiful and easy-to-use, approachable interface, it also integrates multiple features you would normally buy in many separate applications. Batch Rename, App Deleter, Archive creation & management, powerful Folder Sync, and the ability to Split and Combine large files are all at your fingertips.

NOTE: App Store versions do not contain the Disklet feature and cannot perform privileged file operations.

• Dual-pane, tabbed file management
• Connect to a remote or shared volume using FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, iDisk, SMB, AFP, NIS
• Stacks: virtual containers for working with many disparate files across volumes
• Workspaces: save a snapshot of your current directories and connections
• Folder Sync: keep two folders in sync with granular control including powerful RegExp rules
• Synclets: save any sync setup as a stand-alone app for one-button instant updating from your dock or as a cronjob
• Remote Edit files with the editors of your choice, configurable based on file extensions
• Transfer Queue: manage copy operations with global conflict management and file reordering
• Favorites Manager: organize large numbers of connections with ease
• Multi-Rename files with sequencing, add/replace text, RegExp, and metadata support
• Archive creation and management using the Unarchiver framework
• Powerful RegExp-enabled Search, Filter and Select files on any volume
• App Deleter that automatically finds and deletes related app preferences and plists
• Split and combine large files
• Columns, List, Icon and Cover Flow views with full Quick Look support
• Full keyboard support with configurable shortcuts
• Blazing fast transfer engine

If you have any questions or thoughts, please email us at

What's New in Version 2.6.6

- Fixes an issue that caused ForkLift to hang on startup on El Capitan
- Numerous other fixes and improvements


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Customer Reviews

Functional, reliable, but clumsy design & showing age

This app has about all the features you’d really need in a file manager. The problem is that it feels dated and the the user interface is very clumsy compared to what I’m used to on other platforms like Altap Salamander (for Windows) and Krusader for (Linux/KDE).

I’ve been using this tool for quite a few months and have never really gotten a “feel” for it like others. For instance, instead of clicking a star to open one of the directory panels into a page, why not make it a drop down with font type set to 9pt. For this menu, make folders default to collapsed so I can stuff all my dozens of bookmarks into this nice small space.

That said, this tool does what it claims and works fine.

Been using on production machine, excellent!

I have been using this file manager for over 4 years now. I must say I love it. The favorites/workflows are simply amazing when you are working on multiple projects. Recently decided to contact support, they responded very fast. I needed the non-appstore version, for Disklets and privileged file operations, they provided me with a serial for the non-appstore version.

Support response time is very fast and they solved my issue. Highly recommend this app.

Used to be great, now just meh..

Forklift used to be great, almost best in class.
Unfortunately, this version 2.x does not work with El Crapitan. (spontaneous freezes and kernel crashes while moving data to/from remote network SMB shares).
The best you can do is wait until version 3 fixes all stability problems. If you need a file manager right now and can't wait, there are two or three better options available on the App Store.
It pains me to see this slump in performance because I was a die hard user since the very begining. On the other hand, a lot of the development issues are part of the general misery brought by El Crapitan.

ForkLift - File Manager and FTP/SFTP/WebDAV/Amazon S3 client
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 2.6.6
  • Size: 8.5 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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