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« on: December 01, 2006, 09:31:51 AM »

What do you guys think is the best freeware FTP client and why?

I just installed Filezilla but haven’t tested it yet.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 10:58:32 AM »

FileZilla Portable
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 11:08:35 AM »

yes, definately filezilla
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 01:35:48 PM »

Okay, well seems like I picked the right one, right away  cheesy Good to know Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 02:03:14 PM »

filezilla filezilla filezilla!!!




huh oh wait, its been said. DOH! huh
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 09:10:35 PM »

I tried FileZilla, had it instlaled for a few months, didn't really use it much.. Thought it was quite crappy compared to FlashFXP or SmartFTP, but it is open source so.. well so nothing. It sux. Interface especially.

Mind you I never really played with it or dug around in its options, etc.  Thmbsup huh I guess if I spend the time to configure it properly and get acquainted with its features I will probably like it..  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 01:06:38 AM »

I can't live without Filezilla..
I use always my text editor to update online content in Q&A servers, but when I need to manage files there I use filezilla.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2006, 01:34:46 PM »

www.smartftp.com
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2006, 08:23:19 PM »

I like FileZilla better than SmartFTP myself.  Guess it is where I liked CuteFTP's interface a long time ago and FileZilla had a similar one to that one.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2006, 08:25:43 PM »

FileZilla is my #1 choice! thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
now, this thread has reminded me that i have to update this cool ftp program (currently beta2 of version3).. Wink

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2006, 08:29:19 PM »

FlashFXP FTW!!  Grin smiley  huh
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2006, 10:58:08 PM »

FlashFXP FTW!!  Grin smiley  huh

FlashFXP is #1 of course. But the original poster was asking about a _free_ program.
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2006, 10:46:22 AM »

I am a filezilla lover too.  Thmbsup
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2006, 11:13:29 AM »

FileZilla all the way, I use both the client and the server smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2006, 06:52:45 PM »

FileZilla has a really, really, really, really crappy interface and iirc a few bugs... but other than that, it's pretty cool: SSL support, multiple logins on a server (helps with speed-throttled servers), etc smiley
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2006, 11:08:11 AM »

Filezilla.

While the interface could be prettier, I like for one main reason:

If something fails in a transfer, it holds it in queue and tries again.  Several other FTP clients simply end the transmission. What a pain in the butt when your installing a CMS system with tons of files and don't know where it left off. I have never had that happen with Filezilla.
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2006, 07:59:30 PM »

yes, pfflyer. "Add to Queue" is a cool feature.. i always add files to queue first before uploading..
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2006, 01:42:23 AM »

I'll throw a vote in for VUBrief 5.3.  Set it and forget it. Thmbsup  Plus it does so much more...
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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2006, 09:03:55 PM »

After reviewing all the apps discussed here, I strongly agree with Imtrobin and believe that SmartFTP is "The Best" free FTP client is SmartFTP (free for personal use and educational settings - pay for commercial use). I was surprised to conclude this because I usually agree with the DC gang. However, other software sites and software distributors I reviewed consistently rated SmartFTP higher than FileZilla as well.

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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2006, 04:10:41 PM »

graphical interfaces are overrated
ncftp ftw ;-)
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2006, 02:10:23 PM »

... If something fails in a transfer, it holds it in queue and tries again.  Several other FTP clients simply end the transmission. What a pain in the butt when your installing a CMS system with tons of files and don't know where it left off. I have never had that happen with Filezilla.
no kidding?
dood, i been using this for a long time (switched from SmartFTP) and ive never known about the queue.

how do i activate it?
or is it on by default?
its great that it works, cause i didnt even know. hahaha.
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2007, 04:16:33 AM »

Ok so I am now back with FileZilla again, this time with out the GUI comments  tongue I like it now that I have used it more than 3 times.. smiley

What about WinSCP?

Both FileZilla and WinSCP have SFTP support, some thing which FlashFXP does not have (my fav+ ftp client right now..)

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Edit: Actually WinSCP is pretty cool, a nice GUI, lot of functions, even Putty integrated.. I think I like it over FileZilla cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2007, 05:17:41 AM »

Trying to think about what ftp clients I used over the years.. quite a few are now no longer freeware   Sad

I used visicom's aceFTP (http://software.visicomme....com/en/productsfreeware/) (hated the cheesy sounds it makes but the tool is competent enough) and I have also used ftp commander (http://www.internet-soft.com/ftpcomm.htm) and coreftp (http://www.coreftp.com/) , and those two are still freeware. Or more precisely a freeware version of a shareware pro version. But for many needs they work well. I think my favorite was coreftp (and cuteftp but that is now quite pricey)

Nowadays i don't use much ftp, it's all scp/sftp (for which i use penguinet -paid for- and tunnelier -when on someone else's machine-) so when i need ftp i just use what comes with my file manager.

No tool I found for sftp/scp offers full directory comparison, so I am stuck using rsync. I wish one did. I noticed when getting the urls for those tools that many of them now do scp/sftp so i might have a peek at them again

PS: If you ever need to let someone non technical to upload/download a few files regularly from their windows machine, data freeway is quite cool, since it creates a folder within the normal windows interface for the target. That's not very special for ftp but this is one of the only dummy proof scp/sftp tools I know of (http://fileforum.betanews.../DataFreeway/1107503093/1)
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2007, 05:26:39 AM »

I loved FileZilla, but had too many instances where it froze up, then ate my settings file--requiring me to re-setup all my ftp information, et cetera.  So I gave up on it.

AlFTP looks pretty good.  I don't have much hands on experience with it, yet--but it seems like a solid option.  If only that over-sized toolbar could be hidden (my complaint with all altools, really)
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2007, 04:37:29 PM »

FileZilla has a really, really, really, really crappy interface and iirc a few bugs... but other than that, it's pretty cool: SSL support, multiple logins on a server (helps with speed-throttled servers), etc smiley

100% agreed, though i have found that the beta of version 3 is extremely stable and eliminates all the bugs i was aware of (and is very customizable with the settings; you can make it portable without John Haller's crap).

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