So, I tried out shiftedit.net It's not a bad client for being free and having remote capabilities. The thing I don't understand is the FTP / SFTP connectivity. Apparently you use your site's ftp credentials to login.
I tried this out with my website and it connected to my FTP server pretty easily.
The URL never changed between uploads / updates. I'm assuming they use some form of AJAX trickery to do this.
Does anyone know how this works exactly? I'm curious about using FTP through the browser without an plugins or anything else. This could be a very useful feature to learn.
My webhost (fatcow.com) allows me to use the web based file manager to access my files. Is this the same protocol? Is it using HTTP?
Either its webserver proxies the request to the FTP server, or it uses a non-visible Flash object to manufacture true sockets. For security's sake, I hope it's the latter, since otherwise they could have a bad open proxy issue.