NetFinder is an easy-to-use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client
program for Macintosh, PowerMacintosh, Macintosh PowerBook and
MacOS-compatible computers. NetFinder combines the ease of use of the
Macintosh interface with a powerful FTP engine. The result is a
unique program that makes it a breeze to get and store files on
internet FTP sites. If you can use a Mac, you can use this program!
Here are some of the features of NetFinder:
- very easy to use Finder-like interface, including full
Drag and Drop support.
- download, upload, delete, rename and move files and
folders as easily as you would in the Finder.
- supports moving files to your Mac's disk and moving
files around on a FTP site - very handy for Webmasters and
- fully threaded operation for directory listings and
file/folder transfers. The benefits of this approach are that you
wait less and can do more at the same time - a valuable
- on-the-fly encoding and decoding of Binhex and
MacBinary files - the most popular file formats for storing Mac
files on internet FTP sites. Since files are decoded on-the-fly,
you don't require as much hard disk space. For
- example, an 8Mb binhex-encoded file will only require
6Mb of hard disk space.
- the ability to save and open bookmarks of your
favourite FTP sites. Create bookmarks simply by dragging and
dropping files or folder. Double click bookmarks to quickly
connect to your favourite sites.
- directory listings are cached so you can navigate
quickly through often visited sites. And if the listing is stale,
you can easily get a fresh listing.
- can work with Internet Explorer or Netscape
- Internet Config savvy (NetFinder can function without
IC but it works much better if IC is installed)
- supports a wide variety of FTP servers. Works with all
popular FTP server software like wu-ftp, NetPresenz and Windows NT
- customisable with a set of useful preferences
- and last but not least, you can continue downloading a
file that has been partially downloaded instead of having to
download the entire file again. This works even if you quit
NetFinder or your Mac crashes and you have to
- restart! We call this "Partial File support". It's very
You're probably wondering "so what about partial files?"
Well, how many times have you started downloading a file to your
local hard disk, and for some reason you couldn't finish it and you
had to download the whole file again?
With NetFinder, assuming the server you are trying to get the file
from supports partial files, you can transfer as little or as much as
you like, whenever you feel like it, and later continue transferring
the rest from where you left off. That's right, you can transfer a
bit of a file today and continue another day. This is especially
useful when you want to transfer a file from a popular site (where
you can only log in if you are lucky enough) but you are unable to
transfer the whole file during one login session. It's also useful
for transfering those multi megabyte (gigabyte?) files that no one
has bothered to split up! ;-)