AndFTP Review:Our Rating 7.8/10

AndFTP is one of the most popular mobile FTP clients out today,  it currently has over a million downloads and the posted reviews have been positive.  Please note this review is for the Free Version and is only available on Android and Blackberry. The paid version removes ads, offers additional support and advanced features such as SCP support and the ability to sync folders. It has English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Serbian, Romanian, Hungarian and Turkish language support

Key Features

Features Supported Rating 1-5
Cost Free and paid version (4.99 USD) 5
Fast Transfer Speed


Transferred 200Mb file over decent Wifi connection and a MobileLTE connection


Download took approximately 4m05s averaging 816kbps

Upload took approximately 8m15s averaging 404kbps

Mobile LTE

Download took approximately 10m10s averaging 327kbps

Upload took approximately 18m05s averaging 185kbps


Verdict : Transfer speeds are reasonable in comparison to a desktop client on a Wifi connection.  LTE did not do as well on a sustained download.


Ease of Upload/download Really easy, the cloud/phone toggle makes it easy to choose your target files and folders on both the phone and cloud side.

Multiple Protocols


Can configure account for FTP, SFTP, FTPS, SCP is available but only if supported by remote server 5
Site Managing Configure multiple sites for multiple protocols and individual site settings.  Once set you can name your site for easy future reference. Saves up to 8 sites for easy access on the home screen in a tile format.  You can name each connection and one click to activate the connection. 4
Direct media file upload Yes – An option is added to your gallery to upload your files directly from your gallery 4
Search Capabilities Yes – Can search phone directory but does not have the ability to search cloud folders 3
File sharing capabilities Not supported – All transfers are done via FTP, no direct email or media sharing options. 0
Resume Support Yes – Resumes interrupted download and overwrites previously transferred files with newer versions. 5
Log Only supported on paid version 4
OS Support Android, Blackberry 4
Overall rating The Free version is a good solid tool, while not a replacement for a desktop FTP client if you are the go and need to send an important file or some music,  AndFTP will do the job nicely.






Additional features

Inbuilt Editor for text, CSV and HTML files Not supported


Multiple concurrent sites Multiple sites butonly one active connection at a time 0
Lock app with password Not supported but does have a keep awake option 1
Text encoding Not supported – Support available for paid version 0
Mobile FTP account bookmark for site as well as default remote directory that you are logged into Not supported – You must back out of previous connection to establish new one 0
Additional rating The additional features offered by AndFTP seem more beneficial to advanced users than a regular user,  however features like the ability to sync folders and custom






Upon first opening the AndFTP Mobile App,  you are greeted with a basic black screen with a few icons across the top.  Click the + add button to add your FTP server,  the setup is standard and requires you to fill out the usual hostname, username and password however more advanced settings and parameters are available.

Once configured you will see your root directory and can navigate your folders, if you have ever used a desktop client like Filezilla the layout should be familiar to you. *One note that I found that added a bit to the initial setup is that by default any unspecified downloads will be saved in your phones root directory. This can be solved by creating a default local FTP folder on your phone to keep future housecleaning to a minimum.

Uploading and downloading files : This is straight forward and easily accomplished by the phone/cloud toggle which is literally a picture of a phone or of the cloud.  As an example once you have selected the target file from the Cloud button interface you want to download, you can then toggle the phone button and select the target download folder location on your one, the process is repeated in reverse for uploading.

One of the nicest features is the ability to share files right from your phones gallery, this makes it very easy to share and backup all your photos and videos.  AndFTP also has the ability to run custom commands if your server runs SCP, this is more for advanced users but it does add additional functionality to developers.  You can also import your AndFTP settings into Filezilla for easy configuration.  For a full list of all of the features available in AndFTP click here.


The biggest disappointment of using AndFTP was how often it would crash, more than I would like.  I also noted that when I was using my mobile (no root) firewall,  even with permissions it would not connect to my FTP site.  When uploading or downloading I was required to stay on the app screen otherwise if I tried to multitask the transfer would fail,  (there is a keepalive and resume option which can offset this.)

There have been reported issues from Android users before ver. 5.0 that you cannot write directly to your SD card because permissions have been removed. There are workaround solutions available online, however this adds an extra step to default users because then you would need to manually move the file to external storage later.


Overall I liked the feeling of AndFTP,  it is functional and accomplishes your basic FTP tasks as 1 million downloads can attest to.    It was a breeze to install and only required 1 permission and did not ask for root access.   Once setup is completed, everyday use is a snap. Not a replacement for a desktop FTP client but if you are the go and need to send an important file or some music,  AndFTP will do the job nicely.


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Getting Started
Signing up for a Free Trial
Basic steps to Setup
Purchasing your account
Choosing the right account type: Enterprise and SMB
Logging into your account
How to login with a Web Browser
How to Login to an FTP client via FTP
How to Login to an FTP Client via SFTP
Logging in by FTP URL with Username and Password
Reset and change your password
How to Update an Expired Password
Administrator Initial Setup
Account-level options
Force Secure Protocols only (FTPS/HTTPS/SFTP)
Enabling a Password Policy
Enabling CJIS Compliance Policy
Add IP whitelisting
Configuring Web Access
Configuring FTP/SFTP Access
Implementing Multiple Administrators
Adding branding to your account
Branding Contact Logins
Creating a Custom Subdomain (
Web Interface
Home Tab
Files Tab
Contacts Tab
Users Tab
Plugin Tab
Setup Tab
Adding a User or Contact
Adding a Contact by Email Address
Add a User by Email Address
Add a User by Username
Using Groups
Account setup PDF Guides (*.pdf)
Activated Account Limits
Shared Folders
Configuring for Restricted Shared Folders (FUSN)
Creating Folder Structures for Sharing
Detailed Steps to Sharing Files/Folders
Managing Shared Folder Privileges
Add real-time notifications to uploads/downloads
Audit logs and Real-time Reports
Using Real-time Reports
Example Report Filters
More Example Report Filters
Exporting a Report
Enable audit logs for logins, file transfers, and deletes
Accessing and viewing your audit logs
Steps to sharing the logs folder
Anonymous Access
Creating A Public Link
Anonymously Sharing Files and Folders
Transferring Files
Uploading Files by Web Browser
Uploading Files by FTP Client
Download your FTP/SFTP server files from any browser
Download files with an FTP client
Using the Send function to securely send files through a web-based link
Using the Send function from your Files tab
Managing Mail Events (Send and Receive function)
Drag & Drop
Uploading Multiple Files with Drag and Drop
Enabling Drag & Drop on Legacy IE Browsers
Website Plugin
Integrating the Upload Plugin into your Website and Business
Web Plugin Overview and Guide
Plugin Brand Customization
Embed the Plugin into Your Website
Adding Additional Security (CAPTCHA, Password)
Security and Compliance Info
Security Model Overview
Security Model Details
Multi-Factor Authentication
MFA Initial setup for a standard user by Admin
MFA by User (Multi-Factor Authentication)
MFA reset on managed user
MFA reset on a standard user
Configuring Single Sign-On (SSO) for your account
Configuring Okta with OpenID
Configuring AzureAD with OpenID
Enabling Single Sign-On (SSO) for user logins
Certificate & Host Key Info
SSL Certificate Info
Trusting the Hosted~FTP~ SSL Certificate
SSL Server Test
FTPS Host Keys
SFTP (RSA/DSA) Host Keys
Configuring PKI Support
Compliance Info
WCAG 2.0
Bundle Features
Hosted~FTP~ vs. AWS Transfer Family
Group vs. Enterprise bundle features
Enterprise T1 vs. T2 Bundle Comparison
Enterprise T2 Plan Features
Different user types and function comparisons
Difference between users and contacts
Sync Feature
Configuring a Sync to SFTP Gateway
Configuring a Sync to S3 Gateway
Regular expressions with Sync feature
File Retention Policy
Configuring a File Retention Policy
File Retention Policy Examples
Account Management
Purchasing your account
Payments & Billing
Choosing a payment plan
Renewing an expired account
Changing a Bundle or Payment Plan
Changing Credit Card Information
Reviewing billing statements
Trial Account Limits
How is Storage Calculated?
Reviewing account resources and usage
Switching Account Bundles
Changing the Account Administrator
Administrator Access to User Accounts
Cancelling an Account
FTP/FTPS/SFTP Connections
Hosted~FTP~ IP Addresses
SFTP (RSA/DSA) Host Keys
Connect with Plain FTP
Connect with Secure FTPS/SFTP
Connecting with an FTP Client
Command Line (CLI)
How to connect to your remote site using the command line
How to login to SFTP with one line on Linux
Understanding FTP commands in the command line
Connecting through SFTP by Command Line (CMD)
Using PKI keys to connect to Hosted~FTP~ on linux
Importing PuttyGen PKI Keys to Linux
FTP/FTPeS command line error codes and their meaning
Windows Network Locations
Add Network Location Windows XP
Add Network Location Windows 10/8/7
Connecting from a Mac Computer Terminal
Using Filezilla with FTP/FTPS
Using FileZilla with SFTP
Connecting to WebDrive
Using WebDrive
Installing WinSCP
Uploading & Downloading with WinSCP
WinSCP Scripting
Executing WINSCP script from a saved site
Executing WINSCP script without a saved site
Transfer new and updated files only
Backup Scripts with WinSCP
Keep Folders up to date
Uploading & Downloading with AndFTP
Searching, Resume Support & Third-party Sharing with AndFTP
FTP, SFTP Use Cases in Industries
EDI document transfers
Integrating the Upload Plugin into your Website and Business
Real Estate
Call Center
Best Practices
Use Cases
Exporting EDI files to FTP for download
User Optimization
Create a Managed User
Giving a User Read-only Access
Giving a User Full Access
Default FTP Folder Destination
Set a 0GB Storage Quota
Deleting a User and Keeping their Files
Importing Multiple Users & Shared Folders
Importing Users in Bulk – Syntax and Definitions
Importing Restricted Shared Folders in Bulk – Syntax and Definitions
Detailed Steps and Example Templates for Importing
Exporting a User List
Combine multiple audit logs
Managing FTP Files and Storage in your Account
Moving Files from a User to an Administrator
Video Tutorials
Web Interface
Home Tab
Files Tab
Web Plugin
AndFTP – Connecting, uploading and downloading
AndFTP – Searching, resume support and third-party sharing
WinSCP – Downloading, Installing and Understanding
WinSCP – Connecting with FTP, FTPS, SFTP, uploading and downloading
WinSCP Backup Script
Cyberduck– Connecting with FTP,FTPS, SFTP, Uploading and Downloading
Cyberduck– Quick Look, Transfer Queue and Synchronizing
Cyberduck – Bookmarks, Editing and using Multiple Connections
FileZilla -Downloading, Installing and Understanding FileZilla
FileZilla – Connecting with FTP, FTPS, SFTP and uploading and downloading
FileZilla – Importing/Exporting Site Connections, Editing and Logs
FileZilla Tools – Bookmarking, Searching, using Multiple Connections
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Hosted~FTP~ Quota Messages and Definitions
FTP/FTPeS command line error codes and their meaning
Troubleshooting FTP in the command line and common errors.
No matching host key found
Storage Quota Notification: Remedial action
Troubleshooting FTP in the command line and common errors.
Troubleshooting “Can’t verify publisher”
Troubleshooting Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop Troubleshooting for Mac
Troubleshooting FTP/SFTP client connection problems
Troubleshooting slow upload speeds on Windows
No matching host key found
File not visible to admin
File uploaded successfully but not visible in account
Usernames – Guidelines and Restrictions
Download Center
Contact Sales & Support
Joining GoToMeeting by Browser
Joining GoToMeeting by Client