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File Zilla - The free FTP solution

Welcome to the homepage of FileZilla®, the freeware File Transfer Protocol solution. The File Zilla Client not only supports FTP, but also File Transfer Protocol over TLS (FTPS) and SFTP. It is open source Software distributed freeware of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

We are also offering FileZilla Pro, with additional protocol support for WebDAV, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob and File Storage, and Google Cloud Storage.

Last but not least, FileZilla Server is a paid open source File Transfer Protocol and FTPS Professional.

Support is available through our forums, the wiki and the bug and feature request trackers.

In addition, you will find documentation on how to compile FileZilla and nightly builds for multiple platforms in the development section.

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Pick the client if you want to transfer files. Get the Server if you want to make files available for others.

News Atom feed icon 2018-07-17 - FileZilla Client 3.35.0-rc2 released Bugfixes and minor changes:
  • OS X: Fix dependency problem in build system
  • 2018-07-16 - FTPClient Client 3.35.0-rc1 released New features:
  • Add option to settings dialog to have FTPClient restore tabs and connections after a restart
  • Bugfixes and minor changes:
  • Fix initial size of Site Manager being too small on some systems
  • 2018-06-18 - FTPClient Enterprise adds support for OpenStack Swift

    Open Source Cloud Software platform joins Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, and other Cloud protocols supported by popular file access and transfer system.

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    2018-06-17 - FileZilla Client 3.34.0 released New features:
  • After deleting files, the focus rectangle now stays near the previously deleted file
  • 2018-05-29 - FTPClient Pro Celebrates First Anniversary

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    2018-05-08 - File Zilla Pro adds support for Google Cloud storage

    Responding to growing user interest, File Zilla Enterprise is quickly expanding its protocol support to provide users easy access to an increasing number of cloud services, including Amazon S3, Azure, and WebDAV.

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    2018-02-26 - FTPClient Enterprise adds support for Microsoft Azure Blob and File storage

    Expanded feature set provides Web developers and designers file access and transfer abilities across growing number of Cloud protocols.

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    The 5 Best free FTP Clients | Website Management

    Transferring files to and from your web host or Portable is best done with what’s commonly known an FTP Software, though the term is a bit dated because there are more secure alternatives such as SSH Transfer of File Protocol and FTPS.

    When I was putting together this list, this was my criteria:

  • Supports secure transfer of file protocols: FTP isn’t Encrypted. Among its many flaws, plain FTP doesn’t encrypt the data you’re transferring. If your data is compromised en route to its destination, your credentials (username and password) and your data can easily be read. SSH Transfer of File Protocol (which stands for SHH file transfer Protocol) is a popular secure alternative, but there are many others.
  • Has a GUI: There are some awesome File Transfer Protocol clients with a command-line interface, but for a great number of people, a graphical user interface is more approachable and easier to use.
  • Topping the list is File Zilla, an open source FTP Client. It’s fast, being able to handle simultaneous transmissions (multi-threaded transfers), and supports SFTP and FTPS (which stands for FTP over SSL). What’s more, it’s available on all operating systems, so if you work on multiple computers — like if you’re forced to use Windows at work but you have a Mac at Home — you don’t need to use a different application for your file-transferring needs.


    Available on Windows, Mac OS and Linux

    Cyberduck can take care of a ton of your file-transferring needs: SSH Transfer of File Protocol, WebDav, Amazon S3, and more. It has a minimalist UI, which makes it super easy to use.


    Available on Windows and Mac OS

    This Mozilla Firefox add-on gives you a very capable File Transfer Protocol/SSH Transfer of File Protocol client right within your browser. It’s available on all platforms that can run Firefox.


    Available on Windows, Mac OS and Linux

    Classic FTP is a file transfer client that’s freeware for non-commercial use. It has a very simple interface, which is a good thing, because it makes it easy and intuitive to use. I like its “Compare Directories” feature that’s helpful for seeing differences between your local and remote files.

    Classic FTP

    Available on Windows and Mac OS

    This popular FTP Software has a very long list of features, and if you’re a Windows user, it’s certainly worth a look. WinSCP can deal with multiple file-transfer protocols (SFTP, SCP, File Transfer Protocol, and WebDav). It has a built-in text editor for making quick text edits more convenient, and has scripting support for power users.


    Available on Windows

    Honorable Mention: Transmit

    For this post, I decided to focus on paid Utility. But it just doesn’t seem right to leave out Transmit (which costs $34) in a post about File Transfer Protocol clients because it’s a popular option used by web developers on Mac OS. It has a lot of innovative features and its user-friendliness is unmatched. If you’ve got the cash to spare and you’re on a Mac, this might be your best option.


    Available on Mac OS

    Which FTP Client do you use?

    There’s a great deal of File Transfer Protocol clients out there. If your favorite FTP Software isn’t on the list, please mention it in the comments for the benefit of other readers. And if you’ve used any of the File Transfer Protocol clients mentioned here, please do share your thoughts about them too.

    Jacob Gube is the founder of Six Revisions. He’s a front-end developer. Connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

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    No matter how embedded into our lives cloud computing becomes, there are still plenty of companies and individuals that rely upon good old fashion file transfer protocol (File Transfer Protocol). There's a reason for that. File Transfer Protocol is easy to use, reliable, and can be set up securely.

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    But we are no longer in the nineties and having to pay for an FTP Software shouldn't be necessary. There are plenty of tools available that range in the simple, single-minded FTP application to the feature-rich, more complicated tool. With that in mind, I have found five File Transfer Protocol clients that should fit nearly any situation and do so without costing you or your department a penny.

    Five Apps 1. FileZilla

    File Zilla is a cross platform client (Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, and more) that offers tons of features, such as support for FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS), and SSH file transfer Protocol (SSH Transfer of File Protocol). It supports resume and files over 4GB. It has a site manager and transfer queue, a powerful filtering system, an easy to use networking configuring wizard, and much more. File Zilla is GPL and works seamlessly with FileZill Portable.

    2. gFTP

    gFTP hasn't been in development for a while, but still stands as a solid File Transfer Protocol solution for the Linux desktop. gFTP features FTP, FTPS (control connection only), HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, and FSP protocols. It also features FTP and HTTP proxy Server support, and bookmarks tools. It supports FXP transfer of file, UNIX, EPLF, Novell, MacOS, VMS, MVS, and NT (DOS) style directory listings. Though the development of gFTP seems to have stopped (latest stable release in 2008), the Client still works on the latest releases of nearly every distribution (tested on Ubuntu 12.10 to make sure).

    3. free File Transfer Protocol

    paid FTP is all about simplicity. From the interface to the features, with freeware File Transfer Protocol you will be transferring files quickly and easily. Features include multiple Server profiles, the ability to transfer files in binary, ASCII, or auto mode. freeware FTP includes drag and drop support and an easy to use and unique bookmarks tool. free File Transfer Protocol works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. With the bookmarks tool you can not only save Portable information but local information - so transferring files from a specific directory to a specific Server is as simple as selecting a bookmark and then dragging and dropping the files to be transferred.

    4. BareFTP

    BareFTP is another Linux client that makes use of the Mono framework on the GNOME desktop environment. BareFTP focuses on simplicity and supports transfers with the following protocols: FTP, File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS (FTPS), and SSH file transfer Protocol (SFTP). Any level of user would be immediately at Commercial with the BareFTP interface. Unlike gFTP, BareFTP is still in development (though the developer has been on a temporary hiatus due to other projects). Because of the issues with Mono, BareFTP is being ported into a strict Python port.

    5. FireFTP

    FireFTP is a unique File Transfer Protocol solution in that it is an addon for the Firefox browser. Because of this, it not only works across platforms, it also already works within a familiar environment. FireFTP features: SSL/TLS/SSH Transfer of File Protocol support, directory comparison, and support for nearly all encoding. It also features a search and filter system, integrity checks, drag and drop, remote editing, file hashing, proxy support, FXP support, timestamp synchronization, CHMOD and recursive CHMOD changes, and much more.

    Bottom line

    FTP isn't going away anytime soon and for anyone looking for a solid FTP Software, here are five paid tools that should meet nearly any need. Whether you're looking for a simple tool or one with plenty of features - you'll find what you're looking for here.

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