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Desktop FTP Client Summary

 

The following table compares features and technical capabilities for a
number of FTP clients that use the file transfer protocols. Our site also
includes detail reviews of some of the more predominant FTP clients noted
below



FTP CLIENT 



PLATFORM



MULTI-PLATFORM



COPY FILES OVER 2GB



 SYNC
OPTION



COST



SFTP/



FTPS



TRIAL



EASY TO USE?



RESUME OPTION



ONLINE WINDOWS RATING(1-5)



ONLINE MAC / LINUX RATING(1-5)



WINDOWS HOSTED~FTP RATING(1-5)



MAC / LINUX HOSTED~FTP~ RATING




FileZilla Client




Windows, MAC, Linux


YES


YES


NO


FREE


YES


NO


YES


YES


4


3.5


4


4




Cyberduck



MAC, WINDOWS


YES


YES


YES


FREE


YES


NO


YES


YES


3.5


4.5


4.5


4.5




SmartFTP




Windows


NO


YES


YES


$70 – $150


YES


YES


YES


YES


3.5


n/a



4.5




 
Gftp



MAC, LINUX


YES


YES


NO


FREE


YES


NO


YES


NO


n/a


5


n/a


2




CoffeeCup FreeFTP



WINDOWS


NO


YES


NO


$39


YES


YES


YES


YES


3


n/a


3.5


n/a




BareFTP



LINUX


NO


YES


NO


FREE


YES


NO


YES


YES


n/a


4.5


n/a


4



FireFTP



Discontinued



YES



NO



NO



FREE



YES



NO



YES



NO



4



4.5



4.5



4




sFTP client



Google chrome addon


YES


NO


NO


$10


YES


120 MINS


YES


NO


2


2


1.5


1.5




CODA2



MAC


NO


YES


NO


$99.00


YES


NO


YES


NO


n/a


4


n/a





WINSCP



WINDOWS


NO


YES


YES


FREE


YES


NO


YES


YES


4


n/a


3.5


n/a




FLING FILE TRANSFER



WINDOWS


YES


YES


YES


$24.99 – $34.99


YES


YES


YES


NO


4


n/a


4.5


n/a




WEBDRIVE BY SOUTH RIVER TECHNOLOGIES



WINDOWS, MAC


YES


YES


YES


$39.95 – $15,000


YES


YES


YES


NO


4


2.5


4


4




PSFTP



WINDOS, MAC, LINUX


YES


N/A


NO


FREE


YES


NO


NO


NO


n/a


n/a


2.5


2.5




CuteFTP



WINDOWS AND MAC


YES


YES


NO


$39.99 – $89.99


YES


YES


YES


NO


3.5


2.5


3.5


3




CoreFTP



WINDOWS


NO


N/A


NO


$24.85 -$39.95


YES


YES


YES


NO


4.5


n/a


4


n/a




Xftp



WINDOSWS


NO


YES


NO


$44


YES


YES


YES


NO


n/a


n/a


3.5


n/a




Expand drive



Windows & Mac


YES


YES


YES


$49.95 – $74.95


YES


YES


YES


YES


n/a


n/a


4


4




Transmit



MAC


NO


YES


YES


$46.99


YES


NO


YES


NO


n/a


4.5


n/a


4




FlashFXP



WINDOWS


NO


YES


NO


$20.97


YES


YES


YES


YES


4


n/a


4.5


n/a




Net drive



WINDOWS


NO


YES


YES


$49.95


YES


YES


YES


NO


4


n/a


4


n/a

 

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
Using the send function to send files through secure email
Using the receive function to receive files through secure email
Creating contact lists for bulk emailing
HostedFTP email notification IP addresses
Account setup PDF Guides (*.pdf)
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
Anonymous Access
Creating A Public Link
Anonymous Sharing Use Case
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
Drag & Drop
Hosted FTP Drag and Drop
Enabling Drag & Drop on Legacy IE Browsers
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)
Add IP whitelisting
Enabling a Password Policy
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
HIPAA
Bundle Features
Group vs. Enterprise bundle features
Different user types and function comparisons
Difference between users and contacts
Integrating the Upload Plugin into your Website and Business
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 resources and usage
Switching Account Bundles
Changing the Account Administrator
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
FTP vs FTPS vs SFTP
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
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
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
AndFTP
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
Accounting
Technology
Energy
Healthcare
Printing
Media
Analytics
Retail
Architecture
Finance
Legal
Construction
Education
Engineering
Insurance
Manufacturing
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
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
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
Our FTP Client Reviews
Desktop FTP Client Summary
Mobile FTP Client Summary
PSFTP Review : Our Rating 7.5/10
NetDrive Review: Our Rating 8.5/10
Filezilla Review: Our Rating 9/10
AndFTP Review:Our Rating 7.8/10
ES File Manager Review: Our Rating 5/10
FTP Ready Review:Our Rating 5/10
FTP On The Go Review:Our Rating 8/10
CyberDuck Review: Our Rating 9/10
Classic FTP Review: Our Rating 8/10
WebDrive Review: Our Rating 9.5/10
Fling FTP Review: Our Rating 9/10
SmartFTP Review: Our Rating 7/10
MultCloud Review: Our Rating 10/10
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
Download Center
Contact Sales & Support
Joining GoToMeeting by Browser
Joining GoToMeeting by Client
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