Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ForkLift - robust and elegant file manager and FTP/SFTP client

Back when i switched from Windows to OS X one application i really missed was a file commander like the "Total Commander". I tried quite a few filemanagers from PathFinder to xFolders, but each was either to minimal or to bloated. After a while i discovered ForkLift and for me its best "commander" styled file manager available.

Here are some key features of "ForkLift":

Dual Panes and Tabs:
Easily copy and move files from one directory to another, jump from one location on your filesystem to another using tabs.

FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, iDisk, SMB, AFP and NIS:
Connect to any remote volume easily and manage your files quickly accross networks.
Split and Combine:
Split and combine large files the easy way with the .sfv or .crc standards.

Sync Browsing:
Given two identical folder structures browse your files and folders in one pane and let ForkLift do the job for you in the other pane.

When you have the dead boring job to rename a frightening amount of files this feature will make you happy you grabbed a license.

Sync To:
Folder synchronization compares source and target folders (even remote ones) identifying matching, modified, new and deleted files.
Delete App:
ForkLift comes with a full-featured application deleter to remove even the last morsels of the applications you want to uninstall.

Remote Edit:
Set your preferred editor in ForkLift to edit remote files, and we take care of uploading your changes as you save.

Save your Folder Synchronization settings in a Synclet - place it in your Dock or on your Desktop and click any time to start syncing.

Browse local and remote zip, RAR, gz and tar archives as if they were ordinary folders. You can even Quick Look, search and filter!

Full Keyboard Control:
Control every operation straight from the keyboard including selecting files. Customize shortcuts or use one of our default sets.
FXP Copy:
FXP Copy lets you transfer data directly between FXP-enabled servers, without passing the data through your desktop machine.

Stacks are virtual containers to keep a few files in one place for quick access. When needed no more, you can simply discard them.

An absolute must for powerusers. Faster than you can say 'HAL' ForkLift will open a Terminal window at your current path.

Quick Look:
Use Quick Look anywhere – seriously!! Simply hit space to look at files even on remote volumes or inside an archive! 

The simplest way to upload files to a frequently used remote folder. Place Droplets anywhere, and simply drop your files on the icon.
Let your apps reach remotely stored files. Disklets mount remote volumes making them appear to your Mac as simple local drives.

Search, Filter, Select:
Search, filters and select are always at hand to quickly select files even on remote servers and within archives. Now with RegExp!

Transfer Queue:
Keep your transfers organized with the new Transfer Queue. Reorder transfers, set conflict management rules, or even pause the queue.

List, Column, Icon, Coverflow views:
Each view has it’s own advantage and each user has a preference. ForkLift gives you all the options.

Get Info and Inspector:
All the information you want about your files. Now you can even set file permissions recursively for nested folders on remote volumes.

It's currently available on the Mac App Store for just $0,99 so grab it while you can.

ForkLift at the Mac App Store

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