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Swish Alternatives

Swish is described as 'adds support for SFTP to Windows Explorer so you can access your files on another computer securely via SSH' and is an app in the file sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Swish for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Wine. The best alternative is FileZilla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Swish are WinSCP , Cyberduck, RaiDrive and Mountain Duck.

Swish 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 Swish.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Swish adds support for SFTP to Windows Explorer so you can access your files on another computer securely via SSH.

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  1. FileZilla icon


    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • ReactOS

    FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.


    Be aware that installing FileZilla on your computer might install some bundleware/malware on your machine. See this thread on the FileZilla forum:

  2. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.


  3. A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser.

  4. Mount NAS, Router, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox to a network drive on File Explorer. No need for synchronization and no need for web browsers!.

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    No sync : direct connection with Windows explorer

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  5. Mountain Duck lets you mount server and cloud storage as a disk in Finder on macOS and the File Explorer on Windows. Open remote files with any application and work like on a local volume.


  6. Bitvise SSH Client icon

    SSH client for file transfer, terminal and tunneling.

  7. ExpanDrive is a Network file system client for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows that facilitates mapping of local volume to any SFTP server the user can access.

  8. My Commander icon

    My Commander

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    My Commander (MyCO) is "the smallest - smartest - fastest file manager in the world", for Windows. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.

  9. Remote storage tool that lets you access your cloud files as if they're on a local disk.

    Access remote files as local files.

You can access your remote files as if it is on your local disk using Windows Explorer, macOS Finder and all of your softwares.
  10. SSHFS-Win

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    SSHFS-Win is a minimal port of SSHFS to Windows. Under the hood it uses Cygwin for the POSIX environment and WinFsp for the FUSE functionality.

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