I’m thrilled to announce that Flow 1.5, with a killer new SFTP implementation, is now available for download!
Let me be clear about this release: this is a big deal. It took us over 5 months to ship this release, and we worked our tails off to do it on that timeline. And that’s because unlike other almost every other SFTP client on the planet, we wrote our own SSH and SFTP implementations. From scratch.
And like the FTP implementation we shipped in Flow 1.4 (also from scratch), it’s beautiful. It’s absurdly elegant. I have little doubt that these are the best designed file-transfer implementations on the planet — and I can say that without a hint of cockiness, because I know all the sweat and tears (literally) that went into Flow’s heart, ConnectionEngine. We learned a lot, and I mean that euphemistically. It’s been an experience, to say the least.
But building things like this is who we are. And it was worth it…because as you’ll see when you start using Flow 1.5, SFTP simply flies. It’s rock-solid, and boy is it fast. In fact — and we surprised even ourselves with this one — it’s faster than even FTP (still widely used for its speed advantages) in nearly all major transfer operations. Whoa. That’s simply unheard of.
So without further adieu, I give you Flow 1.5: the most beautiful, elegant, and fast FTP+SFTP client on the planet.