I used to use WinSCP to log into my remote server. I need to login with an ssh key and move the files from and to the remote server. So far I have not find any tool with the same features for MacOS.

Any ideas? It doesn't need to be free.


Cyberduck supports SFTP and used to support SCP when this answer was written.

  • but is there an option for using ssh key? I cannot find it. – Jakub Mar 10 '11 at 8:15
  • @Jakub What happens if you don't specify a password? – Daniel Beck Mar 10 '11 at 9:08
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    OK, I have figured it out. When you don't enter a password you will see an option to specify an ssh key. – Jakub Mar 10 '11 at 12:36
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    ...but doesn't support sudo – Strinder Aug 13 '15 at 18:42
  • Just wasted five minutes trying to get cyberduck to connect to a remote host via ssh/scp. It is seriously awful software. – Clarus May 17 '20 at 1:56

I just used Fugu to copy files from ssh server to a samba share, and it works great.

Fugu can also be installed using brew cask install fugu from Homebrew Cask (not the one from Homebrew itself).

And for me the SSH connection is easier to setup in Fugu compared to cyberduck.

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  • Thank you, though Fugo seems not supporting MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) – Chris Tang Sep 10 '20 at 7:12

I know this question is old. WinSCP 5+ works well in Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) - MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) with Wine 3+.

A word to the wise on using either Cyberduck or Firefox to transfer files. If you copy a file and OS X complains about it being damaged, it is likely that the quarantine extended attribute has been set. To remove it from a file: xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine fileinquestion


I know this may be an old thread, but for anyone still needing to use WiinSCP on a mac based OS, you can get Crossover for Mac, create a Windows Vista bottle, and then install WinSCP to the Vista bottle and it still works and runs just as great as being ran on a Windows machine. Just an FYI if someone is still looking.

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