What’s that in the sky? A bird! A plane! A frog! A frog? No! It’s a duck. In fact, it’s Cyberduck. A nice piece of open source software I’ve had for quite some time, but until 2 days ago had yet to put it through it’s paces. Well now that I have, here’s what I’ll share with you.
Cyberduck is complicatedly simple. That is to say, you expect it to be more complex than it is, and thus you spend a lot of time trying to do something that takes seconds. I guess I’m still looking for those old MS Windows interfaces. I was a long-time user of CuteFTP and was expecting Cyberduck to kick me right into a dual window for drag ‘n drop file movement. When I got only one window, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what was wrong. Well, nothing was wrong. I just needed to open my folder of choice independently of Cyberduck, and drag my files to Cyberduck. Once I did that, it worked like a champ.
So free your mind when you fire up Cyberduck and you’ll be productive in about 90 seconds. The bookmarks dock nicely to the side. It’s a small and stable utility.