FileZilla

Awesome free FTP client

FileZilla is an open-source success story. It's an FTP client that's attractive, reliable, regularly updated and a very good example of it's type. If you're looking for a file transfer solution, it should be the first program you check out. View full description

PROS

  • Fast and efficient
  • Handles large transfers
  • Secure
  • Remote file search
  • Filters

CONS

  • Can't schedule transfers

Excellent
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FileZilla is an open-source success story. It's an FTP client that's attractive, reliable, regularly updated and a very good example of it's type. If you're looking for a file transfer solution, it should be the first program you check out.

In fact, FileZilla isn't just limited to FTP - it also handles FTPS and SFTP for secure transfers of multiple files on multiple servers. The interface gives you a quick outlook of all your transfers, sites and disks and makes it easy to drag and transfer. The QuickConnect button - which lets you access your favorite server in seconds - is a great feature.

FileZilla is fairly fast, and can resume downloads and handle very big transfers, higher than 4GB. You can set both local and remote filters for things like images, explorer files or CVS and SVN directories or even create your own. FileZilla also includes a tool to compare directories in terms of file size or modification time.

The application can guide you when setting up your network and lets you set speed limits in case you don't want to overload your bandwidth. One thing really missing from FileZilla though is a scheduler to automatically set transfer times.

With the odds stacked high in its favor, FileZilla is a truly excellent open source FTP client.

Changes

  • Ctrl+Shift+O can be used to toggle between modification time and filesize based directory comparison
  • It is now possible to use custom passwords if using "anonymous" as user name
  • After un-hiding toolbar, update toolbar button states
  • Fix TLS compatibility issues with TLS 1.2 servers
  • MSW: Unset hidden attribute on FileZilla's settings files
  • Building FileZilla from source now requires wxWidgets 2.8.12 or higher

FileZilla is an FTP program for file upload and download to your FTP site, FTP server, or FTP host. FileZilla lets you transfer files and navigate among folders, Web sites, and your computer.

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FileZilla 3.14.1

— User reviews — about FileZilla

  • ppostma14

    by ppostma14

    "Its turning from nagware to malware"

    It is continually pushing down manual updates to users to the point that every time I open it I have to navigate around ... More.

    reviewed on December 12, 2016

  • "THIS is NOT FOR WINDOWS XP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    FAKE THIS is NOT FOR WINDOWS XP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . More.

    reviewed on October 3, 2014

  • Sysop99

    by Sysop99

    "problems on sftp with large files"

    I had a lot of problems connecting this to my sftp server. consistently failed on large file transfers. More.

    reviewed on April 28, 2014

  • "No more 64bit"

    The new installer doesn't work on 64bit Windows OS pitty I will have to use another client had been a loyal user. More.

    reviewed on July 4, 2013

  • luciensabre

    by luciensabre

    "CRASHED MY LAPTOP!!!"

    I installed it on my 4-months-old laptop (Intel Core i5, 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM): suddenly the laptop started going slooooow... More.

    reviewed on September 25, 2012

  • IBYP

    by IBYP

    "Pardon?"

    "you could pretty much consider filezilla an open source success story. It's popular, works well and fast, and ... More.

    reviewed on January 30, 2012