[thelist] Replacement for Dreamweaver

Diane Soini dianesoini at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 27 09:18:44 CDT 2004

I'm about to either throw my computer (Mac) out the window or march 
down and buy a new one (they make them with 1.33mhz processors for less 
than I paid for this 500mhz one). But maybe I should save money and try 
something else first.

I use Dreamweaver, but only for the Site Files view for FTP-ing files. 
I like having the visual ability to see the files on both the local and 
remote sides. The problem is, when I switch back and forth between 
applications I often must wait staring at that silly spinning beachball 
for what seems like minutes. Or, if there is an error FTP-ing files I 
have to wait what seems like minutes just to get the error message to 
go away. I can go in the kitchen and get coffee while this is going on.

I know that built in ftp with Terminal is a fine solution, but I find 
it a little inconvenient trying to remember where I am in the directory 
tree all the time. It's too easy for me to make a mistake and upload a 
file to the wrong place.

Are there any free ftp programs I could use instead that are similar to 
the Dreamweaver interface that you recommend? I also don't much care 
for BBEdit's ftp because I can't just select a multitude of files and 
upload them with a single click, or at least I have never figured out 
how to do that.


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