Yummy FTP Watcher automates uploads, downloads and syncs between your Mac and any number of FTP/S, SFTP and WebDAV/S servers, watching the chosen folders for changes and acting upon them.

Powered by the file transfer engine of the highly regarded Yummy FTP Pro app, all the speed and reliability you'd expect is provided, as well as useful features such as filtering, bandwidth limiting and Growl notifications.

Yummy FTP Watcher v2 provides new modes of operation for both upload and download watching, a new unified watcher monitor, comprehensive control over each watcher behaviour and much more!

Supported modes of operation :

- Auto Upload
- Auto Upload + Archive
- Auto Download
- Sync : Mirror
- Sync : Update Mac
- Sync : Update Server

- Menu-bar app background mode
- Unified watcher monitor + editor window
- Pause/resume individual watchers
- Pause/resume transfers
- Integrated local/remote folder browser
- Bandwidth management
- Filtering & Exclusions
- Full logging
- Email notifications
- Growl support

What's New

Version 2.2.17

- Fixed truncation of some localised labels
- Fixed tilde / home folder support for Shared user
- Fixed WebDAV crash
- Fixed WebDAV transfers with large file sizes

Ratings and Reviews

Not sure who this is for


From other reviews it looks like this doesn’t work well for near continuous backups. I tried using it for nightly backups, but it won’t wake from sleep, so it doesn’t work for me for that either. Plus the UI is pretty bad, and it doesn’t seem to have any logs of activity. Don’t bother.

Developer Response

To answer the question in the title: Lots of happy customers using this day in day out for automation, so I guess it's mainly for those people :) A scheduled task should prevent sleep, unless you manually set the Mac to sleep, or you set a schedule set to sleep. UI update is coming soon, but logging is definitely there in Preferences -> Transfers -> Logging. If you need some help please feel free to email me :

Not bad (UPDATED)

Dan Giulvezan

When it works it does a good but, but it likes to crash a lot, by a lot I mean I see it crash four or so times a day. Would be nice if it was updated for Retina support too, but all in all not bad for $5.

UPDATE: Wow, very responsive developers! They have a newer build of the app that's making it's way through the app review process that addresses the things I mentioned in my review. I was able to try that build out and it fixes the crash problem AND adds Retina support! Score! Great value for $5, adjust my rating from 3 to 5 stars.

very limited


With no documentation your left on your own to figure this program out. LIke what is the difference between auto upload and sync? who knows.

If you use large files it will start a scan again and get totally confused as it trys to start a new sync, or auto upload or who knows. after awhile it will have 4 or 5 jobs running all conflicting with each other, killing your bandwidth and getting nothing done.

Program also deletes files on the destination randomly and starts a sync, or ??? all over again and tryst to re-upload the files. again..


Martin Crane Limited
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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