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FTP On The Go Review:Our Rating 8/10

FTP on the go is a tool used by apple mobile user to edit, delete and transfer files securely from their FTP server to mobile devices and vice versa. Unlike most of the ftp clients, FTP on the go has a lot of features that makes it a sophisticated FTP client turning a simple mobile device to a tool for managing files and folders in a secure manner.

Key Features

Features Supported Rating 1-5
Cost Free and paid version ($13.99CAD) 3
Fast Transfer Speed

 

Yes.

 

3
Ease of upload/ download Yes

It has a really easy to use interface which makes it extremely easy to use for any kind of user.

5
Multiple Protocols

 

Yes

FTP, SFTP, FTPS

5
Site Managing Yes 4
Direct media file upload Yes

Media files (pictures, music and videos) can be uploaded directly from the mobile device to the FTP server

4
Search Capabilities Yes

A search function can be done to search for a specific file or folder.

5
File sharing capabilities Yes

You can select a file and share it through Air drop with other IOS users.

3
Resume Support Yes

In cases where connection was interrupted and file transfer was incomplete, there is a resume button to take continue from where the transfer was interrupted.

4
Log Yes

There is an inbuilt transfer log that keeps record of everything done when a user logged into their FTP server through the FTP client till the time the user disconnects.

5
OS Support It only supports IOS (the iPod touch and the iPad are iOS devices) 3
Overall Rating If you need 24-7 access to your FTP account and you are an iOS user, then I will recommend FTP on the go to you simply because it has all the features of a desktop FTP client and more. You can edit work and personal files on your ftp server without the need of a computer or a laptop all you need is an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The FTP client really does function as its name says “FTP ON THE GO”.

 

 

45/55

Or

8.1/10

 

 

Additional Features

Features Supported Rating 1-5
Multiple Sites NO

Only one active connection at a time

3
File Modification YES

Can download, edit, upload and delete files to your FTP server from mobile device

 

5
Inbuilt text Editor Yes

Search and replace function

 

4
Mobile FTP account bookmark Yes

There is a bookmark feature that allows you bookmark a folder in your FTP server and anytime you click on the bookmark, you will be automatically logged in and redirected into the bookmarked folder.

4
Text encoding Yes

ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16 and others.

5
Lock app with password Yes

A user can lock the application with a password that is only known to the user making the users file more secure.

4
Advanced FTP Settings Yes

PASV Mode, Mode Z compression, Folder text encoding, Unicode

5
Overall Ranking 3.25

 

 

 

Critique

  • It cost $13.99CAD.
  • Takes too long navigate and edit files and folder. Especially with folders with sub folders

Summary

  • Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need 24-7 access to your FTP account and you are an iOS user, then I will recommend FTP on the go to you simply because it has all the features of a desktop FTP client and more. You can edit work and personal files on your ftp server without the need of a computer or a laptop all you need is an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The FTP client really does function as its name says “FTP ON THE GO”.

  • What business problems will this application be solving, and what benefits I realized?

With FTP on the go a people can modify their business files and folders easily on their mobile devices, therefore they are able to keep their files up to date without the need for a laptop or computer.

Also website developers can keep their website files up to date without going into a laptop to get their work done. This helps them supply their clients with up to date information at the front end.

FTP On The Go References

PRO 3.0.3 for iOS

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