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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

Wifi

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.

 

4
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.

5
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.

 

43/55

or

7.8/10

 

Additional features

Inbuilt Editor for text, CSV and HTML files Not supported

 

0
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

 

43/55

or

7.8/10

Features

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.

Critique

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.

Summary

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.

References

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OmegaWeb Review

Google Play Store Reviews

Brighthub AndFTP Review

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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
Logging in with a Web Browser
Logging in with an FTP/FTPS/SFTP Client
Logging in by FTP URL with Username and Password
Reset and change your password
Administrator Initial Setup
Audit logs for logins and file transfers
Enable audit logs for login and file transfers
Accessing and viewing your audit logs
Branding
Adding branding to your account
Branding Contact Logins
DNS Configuration for faster transfer speeds
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
Administrator Access to User Accounts
Mail
Creating A Public Link
Sending and receiving files by secure email link
Creating contact lists for bulk emailing
HostedFTP email notification IP addresses
Account setup PDF Guides (*.pdf)
Shared Folders
Restricted Shared Folders
Configuring for Restricted Shared Folders (FUSN)
Creating Restricted Shared Folders
Creating Folder Structures for Sharing
Detailed Steps to Sharing Files/Folders
Managing Shared Folder Privileges
Add real-time notifications to uploads/downloads
Anonymous Access
Creating A Public Link
Anonymously Sharing Files by URL
Sharing folders and files anonymously
Transferring Files
Uploading Files by Web Browser (Max 2GB)
Uploading Files by FTP Client (Up to Max File Size)
Download your FTP/SFTP server files from any browser
Download files with an FTP client
Website Plugin
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
MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)
Certificate & Host Key Info
SSL Certificate Info
SSL Server Test
FTPS Host Keys
SFTP (RSA/DSA) Host Keys
Configuring PKI Support
Compliance Info
GDPR
WCAG 2.0
SOC2
CJIS
PCI
HIPAA
Bundle Features
Group, Enterprise, T2, T5 bundle features
Different user types and function comparisons
Difference between users and contacts
Drag & Drop
Using drag and drop to send multiple files and folders
Drag and drop to upload multiple files and folders
Account Management
Purchasing your account
Payments & Billing
Choosing a payment plan
Renewing an expired account
Changing a Payment Plan
Changing credit card information
Reviewing billing statements
Trial Account Limits
Activated Account Limits
How is Storage Calculated?
Reviewing Account Storage Usage
Switching Account Bundles
Changing the Account Administrator
Cancelling an Account
FTP/FTPS/SFTP Connections
Hosted~FTP~ IP Addresses
Connect with Open FTP
Connect with Secure FTPS/SFTP
Connecting with an FTP Client
FTP vs FTPS vs SFTP
Command Line (CLI)
How to connect to your remote site using the command line
Understanding FTP commands in the command line
Connecting through SFTP by Command Line (CMD)
FTP/FTPeS command line error codes and their meaning
Windows Explorer
How to setup an FTP server with Windows Explorer
Setting up Windows Explorer FTP on Windows 8
MAC
Connecting from a Mac Computer Terminal
FileZilla
Using Filezilla with FTP/FTPS
Using FileZilla with SFTP
WebDrive
Connecting to WebDrive
Using WebDrive
WinSCP
Installing WinSCP
Backup Scripts with WinSCP
Uploading & Downloading with WinSCP
AndFTP
Uploading & Downloading with AndFTP
Searching, Resume Support & Third-party Sharing with AndFTP
Industry Use cases
Accounting
Architecture
Call Center
Construction
Education
Engineering
Finance
Healthcare
Insurance
Legal
Real Estate
Manufacturing
Best Practices
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
Importing Multiple Users & Shared Folders
Importing user and shared folders
Import templates for users and shared folders
Force Secure FTPS/SFTP Connection on Users
Combine multiple audit logs
Managing FTP Files and Storage in your Account
Moving Files from a User to an Administrator
Video Tutorials
QuickStart
FUSN
Branding
Web Interface
Home Tab
Files Tab
Web Plugin
AndFTP
AndFTP – Connecting, uploading and downloading
AndFTP – Searching, resume support and third-party sharing
WinSCP
WinSCP – Downloading, Installing and Understanding
WinSCP – Connecting with FTP, FTPS, SFTP, uploading and downloading
WinSCP Backup Script
CyberDuck
Cyberduck– Connecting with FTP,FTPS, SFTP, Uploading and Downloading
Cyberduck– Quick Look, Transfer Queue and Synchronizing
Cyberduck – Bookmarks, Editing and using Multiple Connections
FileZilla
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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Troubleshooting
Error: QUOTA_USER_STORAGE or QUOTA_USER_BANDWIDTH
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
Release Notes
New Release Communique
Schedule Maintenance Overview
Contact Sales & Support
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