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A fast FTP and SFTP client that features multiple connections support and a dual-pane interface for easier navigation, securing transfers using advanced protocols
When it comes to high-speed file transfers that go beyond just uploading or downloading a few small files, nothing comes close to a reliable FTP client or FTP application.
Thankfully, there are a lot of extremely competent FTP apps out there, but probably none more prominent and more popular than FileZilla, a name that's become almost fully synonymous with FTP transfers.
Initially released on 22 June almost two decades ago, FileZilla started in life as a computer science class project and is the brainchild of Tim Kosse and two classmates.
A big part of FileZilla's success has to do with its remarkable convenience. The connection to a server can be set up in mere seconds, and once that's done, it's smooth sailing forward even for the least experienced users.
The app boasts a familiar two-pane design that also features a drag-and-drop component, meaning that you can simply drag files from one panel to another to forgo transfers between your computer and the server and vice-versa with almost zero effort.
The panel below the file tree is where reserved for the file queue. You can pretty much decide what happens with each transfer by simply right-clicking the entry.
The beauty of FileZilla, though, is that it's easy enough for the average user, but also feature-packed to such a high level that appeals to the hardcore, advanced user as well.
One of the most important aspects of FileZilla is security, an aspect that's often overlooked by many FTP clients by default. To that end, FileZilla supports both FTP and SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). SFTP allows files in transit to be "hidden" under an encrypted secure shell connection.
It can also run multiple server transfers at the same time, making it perfect for batch-transfer operations. You can also limit the number of simultaneous server connections from the Transfer menu. Better yet, you can configure the transfer speed limits for each instance of the transfer.
The app also allows you to search for remote files and even edit them remotely, as well as connect to FTP via VPN if you really need to. This way you can pretty much fully hide your IP during the transfers.
Another great feature is the ability to transfer and resume very large files of well over 4 GB, quite useful for Internet connection downtimes or other unforeseen events that might occur.
Other noteworthy features include support for filename filters, directory comparison, HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5, and FTP-Proxy support, IPv6 support, and synchronized directory browsing.
FileZilla is still an open-source app after all these years and continues to be one of the most trusted apps in this particular niche.
Up until now, all of its features were absolutely free, but recently there have been some important upgrades to FileZilla, and hence, FileZilla Pro is also something you should consider.
FileZilla Pro aims to make FileZilla the prime app for all-things-file-transfer-related, in short, you can now transfer files between your PC (or Mac) and remote servers as well.
The supported cloud providers are Amazon S3, Blackblaze, B2, Box, Dropbox, Google Cloud, Google Drive, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft One Drive (and OneDrive for Business), Microsoft Sharepoint, OpenStack, Swift, and WebDAV.
If you're relying on FTP to transfer files, then you can't really go wrong with FileZilla. It has a remarkably user-friendly interface, a top-notch feature list, it works on all major platforms, and with the decently priced Pro version, you can also transfer files to and from some of the best cloud services.
FTP client Site manager FTP connection FTP Client Transfer Upload
FileZilla is part of these download collections: FTP Clients
A handy tool that serves as a means of uploading files to a remote server and it supports synchronization and incremental uploads
Transferring files and sharing them among PCs are common activities these days and more and more users are becoming familiar with accessing and making the most of remote storage solutions.
FTP is perhaps the most common and widely used protocol for moving files between hosts and for this reason there are many utilities that can facilitate these transfers from a GUI or command-line interface.
Batch File FTP Sync Uploader is one such tool and it supports both methods, while providing some extra features for less experienced and advanced users alike.
With the installation procedure complete, you can start the application and begin transferring files in a couple of minutes. All the functions and commands are at hand and he main window offers most of the space to the list of files that will be processed.
Adding the items to the queue can be done either by using the dedicated buttons provided by Batch File FTP Sync Uploader or by dragging and dropping the files directly inside the main window.
The feature set of Batch File FTP Sync Uploader seems quite simple as it offers little configuration possibilities. The file transfer jobs can be saved as projects and reloaded whenever this is necessary.
Unfortunately, removing or rearranging any of the items that are in the processing queue is not possible and this is a major drawback because is a single file that was not supposed to be on that list must me removed, the whole batch will have to go and you will have to start from the beginning.
All things considered, Batch File FTP Sync Uploader seems a no-frills tool, but it simply lacks many features that would make it a sought after program. On top of everything, there are a lot of freebies that can do a lot more, are smaller in size and you don't have to shell out a single buck for them.
FTP Client Upload Synchronizer Batch Uploader FTP Upload Synchronize Synchronizer
FTP client that can automate various file transfer tasks through scripts, with support for COM/OLE, SSH, SSL and PGP encryption/decryption
Robo-FTP is not a regular FTP client but one that can be instructed to run file transfers unattended, based on user defined scripts.
The application does not pose any problems during the installation process and offers the possibility to decide on the tools that should be added to the system.
As such, during this operation the user has the possibility to include sample scripts that could help with the transfer jobs, a monitoring tool for the application’s services, management tools as well as a COM automation component.
Apart from the regular FTP operations, Robo-FTP can work with connection types such as SFTP, FTPS and HTTP/HTTPS ones.
One of the most powerful features included in the application is support for scripting, which can help the user automate file transfer tasks (incoming or outgoing) with remote locations.
This allows connecting to more than one site at the same time and send or receive files without user intervention.
Creating a basic script can be done by relying on the built-in wizard that guides the user through every step of the procedure. Besides the necessary commands, the wizard also provides the possibility to schedule the operation for a specific time.
The scripting language that can guide Robo-FTP’s actions is not very complex but it is flexible and versatile; the commands are available in the documentation file of the product.
For simple file transfer jobs users can rely on the regular client available in the program. The tool is no different than the other FTP clients on the market, making available the possibility to store connection credentials as well as view the transfer details and the files in the local and remote location.
On the other hand, just like the script-driven tool, it offers support for PGP encryption, decryption, and key-ring management.
Robo-FTP includes all the features of a regular FTP client and adds the functionality of scripting to automate file transfer tasks to and from multiple locations. It is a flexible tool designed for more advanced users that can rely on various commands to get the job done with as little effort as possible.
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A powerful SFTP, FTP file transfer program that assists you in the process of moving your important files and folders to a secure server
Xftp is a software application that can help you transfer documents over a network. Even though it's designed to work on Windows, users can also securely transfer files to Unix/Linux host. The SFTP protocol is also supported, so all network traffic is encrypted.
The user interface is intuitive and you should be able to master this program in no time. It sports a clean layout and all options are neatly displayed.
In order to create a new session for exchanging files over a network, you should enter a name for the file session, a host name or IP address, an appropriate protocol, port number used by the remote server, and a user account.
You can select the files that you want to transfer from the local folder window or simply drag and drop them into the main window. It is possible to work with more than two panes and each of them may include multiple tabs. Hence, multiple sessions can be opened within a single Xftp window.
Xftp includes many useful features for making the file transfer easier and faster. For example, it features a synchronizing feature that can help you synchronize files and folders from and to the remote path with the local folders.
Moreover, the program bundles a direct edit feature which allows users to edit the remote files with Windows Notepad. In this way, you can quickly edit files without downloading them. It is also possible to rename, delete or create new files.
Overall, Xftp is a reliable application that helps you transfer the files in a secure way. It supports encryption and user authentication for secure Internet connection, multiple pans and tabs and many other useful features.
FTP client FTP transfer Secure transfer FTP SFTP Client Transfer
FTP client with support for file transfers between PC to FTP server, between two FTP servers as well as between two LAN computers
FTP clients make for a simple way to send files across the web to a distant computer system without making any complicated settings.
FTP Manager Lite attempts to simplify the way you transfer files even more by providing support for moving the data from a PC to an FTP server, between two FTP servers or between two computers, provided that the necessary credentials are provided in all cases.
The interface does not hint at a complicated application and the default behavior at the first launch is to present a wizard that helps you create the desired connection profiles.
The list of supported transfer protocols is quite short, with only FTP and FTPS available, but most users do not require a more diverse set.
FTP Manager Lite does not include a rich set of configuration options, which should be greatly appreciated by the average user.
The possibilities at hand allow you to enable the display of the password when creating a connection profile as well as set the application to start with Windows.
As far as the actual file transfer settings are concerned, the developer makes available the possibility to define an action in case the same information is already present in the target location.
The choices at the ready include overwriting the data, appending a data and time stamp or skipping the transfer. In the case of folders you can choose to merge the contents or to give up the file moving.
FTP Manager Lite has not been designed as a full-blown FTP client and it is not intended for the power-user; instead it sports the basic options a novice and even an average user might require for the purpose of exchanging data between two locations, be they PCs, FTP servers or a combination of the two.
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Powerful FTP client and synchronization tool that provides support for additional protocols and provides a double-sided interface for easy file management
Based on Java, CrossFTP Pro is designed as a cross-platform FTP client that can accommodate both beginner users and more experienced ones.
It comes wrapped in a very simple user interface that presents the remote and local file repositories in a classical manner.
Getting to any location is achieved quickly and there is the possibility to store favorite paths as bookmarks for reaching them fast. On the same note, the program keeps a history of the recently accessed locations and includes tab support for working with multiple folders at the same time.
Unlike other FTP clients, CrossFTP Pro is capable of scheduling transfer operations for a list of selected entries; furthermore, the process can be set to run recurrently. This way should there be any modifications in the target locations they are immediately uploaded to the remote folder.
The application brings to the table a hefty set of tools and among them is the possibility to run a synchronization routine between a remote and a local folder. Also available are options for splitting and merging files as well as verifying the CRC checksums of the selected items.
The list of features present in the product is pretty impressive as apart from connecting to FTP servers it can also be used to get files from Amazon S3 on-demand storage, Google Cloud Storage or Amazon Glacier.
There are encryption options for the data to be protected before it leaves the client in order to keep it safe from prying eyes.
As expected, CrossFTP Pro includes all the basic functionality a regular user requires from such software but it also combines powerful features so that experienced users can use it for advanced operations.
FTP Client Share Folder File Transfer FTP Share Transfer Download
A reliable tool for those who need to transfer small or large numbers of files from one place to another using a file transfer protocol
SmartFTP is a powerful program that allows you to transfer files to an Internet server using the File Transfer Protocol. This reliable tool is especially useful for web developers as they frequently need to upload and download images, movies, documents or entire websites.
The program can also use secure file transfer protocols such as FTPS, SFTP or SSH. Secure connections are more reliable and protect the data from unauthorized access by encrypting the information. The program allows you to quickly choose the connection type, to enter the credentials for the FTP server and to browse its content.
Thumbnail view is available and comes in handy as it allows you to preview the images from a remote folder. The preview feature is also available for other file types such as those that include text or code (HTML or CSS). You can edit the file directly on the server without transferring it to the local folder.
To transfer files to and from the server you can simply drag and drop the files from the desktop into the program's window. The Scheduler enables you to create one-time or repeated actions that will transfer files between the computer and the FTP server. It is a good option to automatically update the content of the server with the files that are created locally.
You can use the program to compare two folders side by side and quickly synchronize their content by transferring files between them. The folders can be from the same connection, the local hard drive or from different FTP servers as the program allows you to open multiple FTP connections simultaneously. If there are problems with your Internet connection, the application can automatically reconnect and resume the broken transfers so you can rest assured that your files reached their destination. To check the integrity of the transfer the program uses a CRC algorithm to calculate the hash value of the file and compare it with the original.
The interface of the program is easy to use and displays the connections in separate tabs so you can use your desktop space efficiently. You can work on multiple projects at the same time as the tabbed interface can be used for both remote and local folders. Whether you need to transfer some files from a FTP server or publish a website SmartFTP is a reliable, feature-packed program that you should try.
FTP client FTP transfer FTP upload Transfer FTP Downloader Uploader
SmartFTP is part of these download collections: FTP Clients
An intuitive and rich-featured app that handles file transfers using FTP, FTPS, SSH and TFTP connections, while giving you the freedom to queue files and schedule tasks, write commands and scripts, and work with multiple connections simultaneously
FTP Rush is a Windows FTP client that helps you transfer files from a local host to a server or vice versa, or from server to server. The tool supports FTP, FTPS, SSH and TFTP connections, built-in script designer and folder synchronization options, just to name a few of its powerful capabilities from the beginning.
It adopts a clean and intuitive layout where you can make use of the drag-and-drop support in order to carry out the file transfer process. The Explorer-like layout helps you easily browse throughout the remote or local file directories.
Additionally, you can work with different file transfers at the same time thanks to the multi-tabbed GUI. Detailed logs provide information about the FTP, transferred data and system, and you can monitor scheduled tasks and queued files.
Handy buttons are implemented in each file transfer window for helping you perform several key actions using a single mouse click, namely disconnect the current session, switch servers, go to the parent directory, create bookmarks, start or abort transferring queued files, refresh data, compare folder contents based on name or name and size, transfer files and switch to the local or remote server.
You can back up configuration data to a file, so you can easily import it in the future, rename or delete files, make new folders, rename multiple files, copy the selected folder/file names to the clipboard, create bookmarks, as well as mark items in the list using bold options and copy the list with marked files and directories to the clipboard.
FTP Rush gives you the possibility to define a new connection by picking the protocol and providing information about the host and port, time zone, username, password, maximum simultaneous transfers per tab, remote and local folder path, as well as short description.
What’s more, you can alter the attributes of the selected FTP files/folders, move the FTP items to another FTP location, calculate the used FTP space, export directory tree list, perform advanced searches using wildcards on the FTP server, and clean up sites’ cache.
The queue manager helps you edit or remove files listed in the queue, set up folder and file naming rules for including or excluding data from the transfer, reset all failed queues to normal status, save or schedule queues, as well as limit the download and upload speed of all transfers.
The site manager is used for organizing websites with the aid of custom folders, while the command designer lists some predefined FTP commands and allows you to send raw commands.
You can make use of a script designer, reassign hotkeys, automatically monitor clipboard data, pick the transfer mode (auto, binary or ASCII), and enable post-processing actions at the end of a task, such as shut down the computer or activate the hibernate mode.
The application lets you add, edit or delete bookmarks, use global or custom settings for specifying the maximum number of retries, connection delay in case of retries, timeout, keep alive commands, and FEAT commands.
You can save the authentication parameters (host, port, username and password) used for uploading and downloading files, enable proxy server, add Public Key Authentication files, skip empty directories, set priorities, configure rules for handling files that already exist on the target location, as well as monitor a user-defined list with folders and show popup notifications upon new directories and files.
All in all, FTPRush comes with an impressive suite of features for managing file transfer tasks and delivers an intuitive layout. The mix between the straightforward approach and comprehensive configuration settings makes this tool suitable for rookies and professionals alike. If you want to bypass the installation process, you can download the portable version of the utility.
FTP client Folder synchronization File transfer Transfer FTP Upload Backup
FTP/SFTP client with multiple and simultaneous host connections, drag-and-drop support, pending queue for file transfers and automatic post-task actions, synchronized browsing, user and host key file management, upload/download speed control, and more
Xftp Free is a user-friendly and free data transfer tool that offers support for FTP and SFTP, enabling you to connect to personal or public websites using any of these protocols, in order to download and upload files, among other features.
It offers support for user authentication through SFTP (SSH2) but works just as well for regular FTP transfers. It is wrapped in a multi-tabbed interface that permits you to easily switch between different sections and swiftly upload or download files.
What's more, you can establish multiple connections to different hosts at the same time to conveniently handle file operations in a time-efficient manner. Dragging and dropping the items between a local and remote directory is possible, and you can also assign an action for double-clicking an item from the list (transfer, open, properties, edit).
Moreover, this utility enables you to synchronize content between a local and remote place by opening them in side-by-side windows. It works in two-way mode (both folders will get the same content) or one-way mode (the source will be updated with the latest files from the output, or vice versa).
Xftp Free's functionality doesn't end here, though. The program lets you administer user permissions for remote files, edit them with a text editor without having to download them first, create a transfer list with pending tasks to execute automatically and to set an automatic post-task action, manage user and host key files, generate new user keys, limit the download and upload speed, as well as examine log details with the app's activity over the source of a session.
To conclude, Xftp Free seems to have all the necessary elements for keeping you happy when it comes to an efficient and reliable FTP/SFTP client. It sports a lot of powerful and practical features under its hood.
NOTE: This is free for home and educational use. For commercial use, check out Xftp.
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Highly intuitive program that supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and other connections, and helps you download and upload files, create bookmarks and limit the bandwidth
Cyberduck is an open-source FTP client whose purpose is to help you connect to remote hosts and download/upload files. It that can be run on Windows and Mac OS X platforms, and includes support FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Rackspace Cloud Files, and other connections.
The ace up its sleeve is definitely the user interface. It looks clean and intuitive, integrates a well-organized suite of features, and gives you the possibility to perform browser-like actions in order to search in the directories stored in a server. For example, you can easily browse throughout directories using the ‘back’ and ‘forward’ buttons.
A new connection can be quickly defined by selecting the connection type (e.g. FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3). Depending on the type of connection that you want to establish, the tool integrates several dedicated parameters.
For example, if you want to set up an FTP connection, you need to provide details about the server, port, username and password. Additionally, you may opt for an anonymous login and make the app save the password. More options are offered to advanced users who may need to specify the path, pick the connection mode (default, active or passive) and choose the encoding type.
Cyberduck gives you the possibility to save your favorite connections as bookmarks. With the aid of the bookmark manager, you can easily add, delete, or edit the connections. Additionally, you may duplicate bookmarks and sort them by nickname, hostname or protocol.
The history panel keeps track of all your connections so you can easily connect to past ones, while the search feature proves to be quite handy in case you want to quickly identify an item.
When it comes to downloading data, this task can be accomplished using just a few clicks. You can resume, reload, stop or remove the current process, limit the bandwidth, and open the saving directory. The same features are available for uploading tasks, and you can also make use of the drag-and-drop support.
The Transfers window reveals all your uploading/downloading operations. What’s more, you can get detailed information about the selected directory, such as size, location, URL, permissions, owner, group, creation and modification dates, as well as checksum.
Other notable features worth being mentioned enable you to refresh the information displayed in the main window, create new folders and files, copy or open URLs, delete items, as well as create archives.
Cyberduck gives you the freedom to tweak several general features so you can save your workspace (it saves connections when quitting and restores them upon relaunch), show hidden files, double-click on a file to open it in an external editor, choose the default protocol, and ask for confirmation when you want to disconnect.
When it comes to file transfer settings, you may configure the way downloads and uploads are handled when they already exit in the target location (e.g. overwrite, resume, rename), set up permissions for files and folders (read, write or execute), preserve timestamps when downloading/uploading, and apply filters by excluding files that match a regular expression.
Last but not least, you are allowed to select the text editor used for opening files, enable the AES256 encryption algorithm on upload, limit the maximum bandwidth for the downloads and uploads, alter proxy parameters, and enter the timeout for opening connections.
All in all, Cyberduck integrates a powerful suite of features, successfully manages to transform complex FTP configuration settings into easy-to-work-with and intuitive parameters, and is suitable for rookies and professionals alike.
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