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I want an App for Mac OS X 10.5 to connect to my site using ssh. The app must be free and have some sort of instructions to get me started.


I just needed to take care of something on my website via SSH. CyberDuck worked.

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Given the first two answers that refer to file transfers rather than plain SSH access (which is included in OS X; just type ssh in Terminal): please explain what you need? – Arjan Jan 7 '10 at 9:30
so actually you want a 'scp' client and not interactivity? – akira Jan 7 '10 at 10:57
@edit2 statement: yah, but now the question reflects correctly what you accepted as an answer. 'take care of something with ssh' is an open field. – akira Jan 8 '10 at 8:20
up vote 11 down vote accepted

Try using Cyberduck, a free, open-source app. Here are the supported protocols:

FTP (File Transfer Protocol), FTP/TLS (FTP secured over SSL/TLS), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud Files.

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Cyberduck costs money when downloaded from the Mac App Store. It's still freely downloadable from the website though, and only shows a message in the title bar if you don't have a "donation key". Other than that, it's full-featured, unlimited, and doesn't nag. The source code is also available, if you want to change or remove this reminder. – Daniel Beck Aug 30 '12 at 17:11

Transmit (Panic software) has that functionality.

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but it's not free – Mark R Friedman Jan 7 '10 at 13:28

Another great one I recommend (Open Source) is FileZilla

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You can use Cyberduck.

You can use Macfusion, but it's not been updated for a while.

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Any hints on why I got a downvote? – Loïc Wolff Jan 7 '10 at 9:52

There is also RBrowser:

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Easy-to-use FTP - SFTP/SSH Remote File Management, File Transfers and Folder Synchronization.

Who is RBrowser for? Anybody who has accounts on remote UNIX systems of whatever flavor, or on any host that has an FTP server. Working on documents, managing files over the network can be fairly painful, especially for those who are not experts in the cryptic UNIX shell commands. If you work on remote systems or have to move files back and forth often, RBrowser can make your life a lot easier. RBrowser provides an easy way to manage and edit your HTML pages on the directly on the remote WEB host. RBrowser provides connectivity with FTP and SFTP. Maintain your web pages and sync the changes with a single click! Backup your important files using the Folder Sync Engine in RBrowser!

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Wow... Old software. – Jasarien Jan 7 '10 at 13:16
Only the screenshot is old, the software has been updated and has Leopard/Snow Leopard support. – alex Jan 7 '10 at 15:05

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