Popular file manager and FTP / cloud uploader Cyberduck
was updated to the long-awaited version 4.0 today, which adds a lot of features for Mac and Windows users. The new version of Cyberduck (not yet available
in the Mac App Store, which still reports version 3.8.2 as the latest one) comes with a series of bug fixes and enhancements but, most of all, better Finder integration on OS X and Dropbox support through API.
Finder integration seems very useful as the app puts a new option in the Services menu (contextual menu on right-click) that lets you upload any files to a specific Cyberduck bookmark directly from the Finder. Just choose a file, hit Upload and Cyberduck will ask you where you want to upload it. Besides the Finder, this should work in all apps that supports the Services menu — ironically, you should be able to upload files from Transmit to Cyberduck.
Also interesting is initial Dropbox support to access your files stored in Dropbox without leaving the Cyberduck interface. The implementation in version 4.0, however, is kind of convoluted as it forces you to download a special configuration profile
and log in with a developer API (which you need to generate on Dropbox) to grant the app access to your Dropbox files and folders. I wish this Dropbox integration was easier to set up like in many other iOS apps we’ve seen in the past months.
You can read all the details of what’s new in version 4.0 here
. Cyberduck is a free download, although donations are recommended.