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Your best FTP client for Mac – CloudMounter

CloudMounter is a pretty handy FTP client Mac solution that allows viewing the full structure of the website or a file server. Having seamless Finder integration, the app allows you to handle your online files as local ones: create, view, modify, delete, upload to and download files from a remote server. Have enhanced file management via FTP, SFTP and FTPS protocols with the help of CloudMounter.

Additional protection of online data

Encrypt your files not only on FTP, SFTP, FTPS, WebDAV servers but also on popular cloud computing services like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Amazon S3, Box, etc. make sure that your files are thoroughly protected with this Mac FTP client.
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FTP File
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Amazon S3
Amazon File
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Encrypt data

FTP client for Mac

Users of this Mac FTP client will surely appreciate the following: the system utility can be easily integrated into the Finder, and it can mount not only FTP but also FTP with Implicit SSL, FTP with TLS/SSL or SFTP servers anв as well as cloud storage accounts on the Mac as if they were additional hard drives. Access all remote servers from Finder and work with online files and folders as if they were local.

Protocol support

CloudMounter makes it possible to transfer files not only via FTP but also via SFTP and FTPS. Add more security while transferring your data.

As many FTP servers as needed

This Mac OS FTP client makes it possible to mount numerous FTP servers as it is required to have effective file transfer and facilitate your file management.
Integration into the native macOS file system
Effortless work with your online files is guaranteed thanks to harmonious integration into Finder. CloudMounter makes it possible to mount your online connections as local drives.
Why users are fond of CloudMounter
CloudMounter has recommended itself as a safe and reliable app that does its best to keep your personal information secure. This FTP app for Mac uses high encryption standards, offers wide support for web protocols and cloud services, integrates into Finder for more convenient file management, offers great technical support and regular updates.

Manage passwords with Keychain

Save all your passwords from any connections in macOS Keychain. Be sure that CloudMounter won’t pass any of your login information to any third-party as our client’s privacy is important to us. All your credentials are sent through encrypted channels only.

Successful integration with Finder

One of the key advantages of this Mac FTP client is a harmonious integration into a native macOS file system. CloudMounter offers the best connection between your Mac and any remote server/cloud computing service.

Long list of improvements

Our development team is working hard on adding more functionality, new connections, improving already existing connections, implementing new standards, handy features to guarantee seamless work with files.

How to use CloudMounter – a handy FTP client for Mac

The process of connecting to a remote server via CloudMounter is rather simple and will not take a lot of time and effort. Proceed with the following instructions and enjoy your file management with this Mac FTP client:


Once you have downloaded the app to your mac, open it and choose the corresponding icon.


In the involved window specify:

  • the name;
  • connection method (FTP, FTP with Implicit SSL, FTP with TLS/SSL, SFTP);
  • server’s address;
  • port;
  • login and password.

New connection window

Choose the connection mode – active or passive.


Set the remote path.


Click Mount.

You can store the login information in macOS Keychain and it will be used every time you establish a connection. If you leave the field blank, you will be asked to enter the password each time you connect to the server.

Frequently Asked Questions

In fact, it is not necessary to install any special utility to connect to the server on Mac OS. Mac has a built-in client that is very easy to use. To open it, click “Go to” in the Finder panel. At the bottom of the expanded list, you will see the line “Connect to server”. After that, you can enter the connection address via ftp: // or the IP address where you want to connect to the server.

Click the "Connect" button below, after which you will need to enter your login information. Click “Connect”, and then you will be taken to the server file system. The most simple way is to use CloudMounter and mount FTP as a local drive.

FTP client is a program that allows you to connect to a remote server via FTP and also perform the necessary actions on it with elements of the file system. The client may be a browser, in the address bar of which you should enter an address that is a path to a specific directory or file on a remote server.

However, using a web browser in this context will only allow you to view or download the files of interest. In order to take full advantage of all the advantages of FTP, specialized paid or free FTP for Mac software should be used as a client.

If necessary, you can connect to a server on a Mac using built-in solutions or third-party FTP apps for Mac. But what to do if third-party programs are not installed, there is no opportunity to download them or figure out how to work with them. In this case, the usual file manager Finder can act as an FTP client. This application will be able to connect to the remote server, and its folders will be shown similar to the local ones.
The most significant drawback of the protocol is the transfer of all information, as well as usernames and passwords, in open form. This makes it impossible to use this protocol to transfer confidential information without using third-party software and hardware. If an attacker has access to the communication channel through which this data passes, encryption must be used.

Key differences between FTP and SFTP are the following:

  • FTP does not provide any secure channel for transferring files between hosts, whereas SFTP provides a secure channel for transferring files between hosts on a network.
  • FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol, while SFTP is short for Secure File Transfer Protocol.
  • FTP is a service provided by TCP / IP. However, SFTP is part of the SSH protocol, which is information for remote login.
  • FTP establishes a connection using a control connection on TCP port 21. On the other hand, SFTP transfers the file over a secure SSH connection between the client and the server.
  • FTP transfers the password and data in plain text, while SFTP encrypts the data before sending it to another host.

List of supported services

Besides being a great FTP and SFTP client for Mac, CloudMounter also seamlessly works with all major cloud computing services and remote servers.



Google Drive


Amazon S3



Backblaze B2


CloudMounter pCloud connection


CloudMounter Languages

  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
What customers say
    I’ve regularly used ExpanDrive and the native Mac client from Google, until recently. CloudMounter is simply the best of both worlds.
    Steve Harman


This FTP client for Mac is fully compatible with macOS 10.12 and later. Requires 51MB free space, latest version 3.8(680). Released 30 Mar, 2021.

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