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sshfs Alternatives for Mac

sshfs is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Forklift, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to sshfs and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to sshfs are WebDrive, CurlFtpFS, Ejector Seat and NetFinder.

sshfs alternatives are mainly FTP Clients but may also be File Managers or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of sshfs.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Xfce

SSHFS allows you to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP. Most SSH servers support and enable this SFTP access by default,...

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  1. ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over Bluetooth.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeForklift supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceForklift either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  2. Put the cloud on your desktop; access Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more. WebDrive lets you edit files on corporate SFTP and SharePoint Servers as easily as editing any file on your computer.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineWebDrive can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    CurlFtpFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    CurlFtpFS is a filesystem for accessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. It is the simplest and very convenient way to work with remote FTP sites. No special FTP GUI apps is necessary and credentials can be stored in Netrc file.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceCurlFtpFS either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    This project has been obsoleted by LUFS - UserLand FileSystem which besides ftpfs supports sshfs and some others. Please use the new implementation. https://sourceforge.net/projects/lufs/

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  4. Ejector Seat

    • Mac

    Ejector Seat is the simplest SFTP client for the Mac. Configure an unlimited number of SFTP disks. Mount and unmount with a single, configureable keystroke.

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    Discontinued

    Website no longer online, last post on official Twitter account from 2012.

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    NetFinder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    NetFinder - Award winning and very cool FTP/SFTP client with advanced website & general file management, automation, mirroring solution for Mac OS X with a Finder like interface.

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    Discontinued

    The software hasn't been updated since 2008, but you can still download it and use it.

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