FTP Clients

License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-28
Version: 2.2.1751 – Released: 2012-06-28 Windows: All
File Size: 4.5 MB
“Now you can download Core FTP LE – free Windows software that includes the client FTP features you need. Features like SFTP (SSH), SSL, TLS, IDN, browser integration, site to site transfers, FTP transfer resume, drag and drop support, file viewing and editing, firewall support, custom commands, FTP URL parsing, command line transfers, filters, and much, much more!
“This free, secure FTP client gives you a fast, easy, reliable way to update and maintain your website via FTP. It also provides a secure method (via SSL, TLS, or SFTP) to upload / download files to and from FTP servers. Check out the list of features and you’ll find almost every feature you need, all in a free ftp program. There are no popup ads, advertising or spyware and you’re never asked or reminded to register.”
Anchor Link FileZilla Client
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: – Released: 2012-11-29 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 6.7 MB Portable version available
“FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client for Windows. It has been designed for easy use and for support for as much features as possible while still being fast and reliable. The main features of FileZilla are: Ability to resume Uploads/Downloads (if the server supports it); Custom Commands; Site Manager; Keep Alive system; Timeout detection; Firewall support; SOCKS4/5 Proxy support; Upload/Download Queue; Drag and Drop; and Multi-language support.”
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Anchor Link Fresh FTP
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-21
Version: 5.52 – Released: 2012-08-21 Windows: All
File Size: 2.3 MB
“Fresh FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a tool for webmaster to upload or download web contents (html, picture, sql backup, web site statistic, etc) from the server. It supports multithreading for simultaneous transfer, file and directory upload, ability to resume uploads and much more. Unlike other similar utilities, this software is 100% free, no charge, no banners, no spyware.”
Anchor Link FTP Commander
License: Free – Pro is Shareware Last Reviewed: 2010-05-22
Version: 8.02 – Released: 2010-05-22 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 663 KB
“FTP Commander is simple and easy to use. It’s really the bare minimum with no extra frills or thrills. It offers a no-nonsense interface consisting of two side-by-side local computer and FTP server panels. The latter contains a list of about a dozen pre-set FTP servers. It’s easy as pie to establish a connection. All you have to do is select the server you want on the list and push the Connect button. Pre-configuring a list of most frequently accessed servers will make your life even easier. An application also enables users to execute two-way file exchanges and activate multiple downloads. FTP Commander also makes it possible to run programs located on local disks, or view documents. The program occupies far less space on hard drives and RAM than other similar paid programs. It also allows you to delete, rename and and copy files, create and delete directories in the FTP server and work in command line mode. A session log file is also available. And what is more, the program is absolutely free and does not contain any annoying ad banners.”
Anchor Link FTP Now
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2009-08-14
Version: 2.6.93 – Released: 2008-08-21 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 1.8 MB
“FTP Now is a user-friendly FTP client. With the well-designed interface, it supports all standard ftp functions, plus Personal Ftp Manager, 100% download resuming, beat disconnection, and more. It displays detailed information about your download while you are downloading from a ftp site. You can even minimize it to the system tray during download or upload.”
Anchor Link FTP Shortcut
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-06-07
Version: 0.3 – Released: 2003-08-04 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 479 KB Portable
“A small utility to make FTP Shortcuts easier to create and modify, using the standard Windows shell command to open FTP sites in normal ‘explorer’ windows. Passwords are always hidden and the files containing them are encrypted, making it a little more secure. Ideal for those wishing to use their normal browser to access FTP sites.
“This is a small, stand-alone (executable file only) utility, which simply utilises the features of Windows to access FTP sites. Although using a special third-party FTP client may have many extra features, it is still possible to access FTP sites without one. This means you can use this format in the address bar of Internet Explorer, or from Start/Run. You can even set up shortcuts for each FTP site you want to access, just like you would for a normal webpage. This is what prompted me to write this small utility to make it a little easier, and perhaps more secure. FTPShortcut is more secure because it can have a SECOND password (one that you can easily remember) to prevent access by other users.”
Anchor Link SmartFTP
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-08
Version: 4.1.1320.0 – Released: 2013-05-04 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 14.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“SmartFTP allows you to transfer files across the Internet. It features an Explorer-like customizable interface and supports drag-and-drop functions. Multiple FTP connections can be opened at the same time, and you can copy files from one remote host to another (FXP). Remote host directory information is cached for future viewing, FTP URLs are supported. Other features include a Favorites list; the ability to resume broken downloads; a global history; background transfers; proxy support; a passive transfer mode; and the ability to perform recursive downloads, uploads, and deletes.”
[ Note: Free for personal and educational use. Has a nag screen that solicits registration. Ed. ]
[ Note: Lately, this site has been updated very frequently. Therefore all of the information here is only as accurate as of the last date we reviewed the site. Ed. ]
Anchor Link WebDrive
License: Trial – $59.95 Last Reviewed: 2009-04-11
Version: 9.0 – Released: 2009-04-11 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 6 MB
“WebDrive enables you to integrate remote FTP, WebDAV, FrontPage or Amazon S3 servers into the Windows desktop by mapping them to a local drive letter. This allows you to access the remote files as if they were on your PC. You can transfer files via drag and drop, edit files using your favorite editor directly on your site, or use the Windows explorer or DOS prompt to copy/move files. WebDrive has built-in support for the industry standard SSL protocol. When used in conjunction with secure WebDAV, FTP, FTPS, or SFTP servers, WebDrive will open an encrypted tunnel between the client computer and the remote server; giving you secure transmission of critical data over the Internet.”
[ Trial Limitations: 30 day trial. Some features disabled. Ed. ]
Anchor Link WS_FTP Pro Stanley’s Pick
License: Shareware – $54.95 Last Reviewed: 2009-04-01
Version: 12 – Released: 2008-01-17 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008
File Size: 14.3 MB Requires: Registration for trial
“WS_FTP Professional is a Windows-based file transfer client application that is used to transfer files between your local PC and a remote FTP server. With WS_FTP Pro, you can connect to any FTP server, browse through directories, and files, and transfer files in either direction.”