Geek Software of the Week: Cyberduck!
This week’s GSotW is very cool. Cyberduck is not only an FTP client, it is a tool that allows you to access Amazon S3 cloud files as though it were an FTP connection.
“Connecting to every server. With an easy to use interface, connect to FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Rackspace Cloud Files.
Emerging open cloud software standards
Works with third-party providers using either the S3 or Openstack Swift APIs. You can find connection profiles for HP Cloud Object Storage, Internap, EVault LTS2, Oracle Storage Cloud Service and many others.
Fast FTP Core
A widely tested FTP (File Transfer Protocol) implementation for the best interoperability with support for FTP over secured SSL/TLS connections.
Edit any file with your preferred editor
To edit files, a seamless integration with any external editor application makes it easy to change content quickly. Edit any text or binary file on the server in your preferred application.
Distribute your content in the cloud
Both Amazon CloudFront and Akamai content delivery networks (CDN) can be easily configured to distribute your files worldwide from edge locations. Connect to any server using FTP, SFTP or WebDAV and configure it as the origin of a new Amazon CloudFront CDN distribution.
Manage custom origin, basic and streaming CloudFront distributions. Toggle deployment, define CNAMEs, distribution access logging and set the default index file.
Google Cloud Storage
With OAuth or interoperable authentication support. Share files securely with an authenticated URL. Configure bucket access logging to get statistics with Qloudstat.
Rackspace Cloud Files
Manage your Rackspace Cloud Files storage including the configuration of Akamai content delivery network (CDN) with support to toggle on access logs for Qloudstat.
Amazon S3 for the rest of us
Browse Amazon Simple Storage Service like your harddisk. Supporting the latest and greatest additions to the S3 storage options. Define website endpoints, enable access logging, configure storage class, encryption and lifecycle (Glacier).
Browse with ease
Browse and move your files quickly in the browser with caching enabled for the best performance. Works with any character encoding for the correct display of Umlaute, Japanese and Chinese.
Limit the number of concurrent transfers and filter files using a regular expression. Resume both interrupted download and uploads. Recursively transfer directories.
Best interoperability with services implementing WebDAV.
Advanced SSH features
No compromise accessing your SFTP servers with all the bells and whistles.
Integration with system technologies
A native citizen of Mac OS X and Windows. Notification center, Gatekeeper and Retina resolution.”
Open Source – Licensed under the GPL.