FTP Clients

Below is a list of the features provided by the most popular FTP clients. As with any product, needs determine value. These all will get the basic job done of getting files uploaded to a web server. Some offer higher security or other specialty features that will meet certain requirements better than others.

FTP Client Description Price
CuteFTP Pro
  • SSH2, SSL, or OTP security
  • Connect through your standard or HTTP proxy, firewall or SOCKS server to multiple sites simultaneously
  • Perform concurrent transfers, accelerate large file transfers
  • Remote to Remote Transfers
  • Advanced File & Folder Management
  • Filename conversion
  • Multi-part downloads
  • Drag-n-drop interface
  • Browser integration
  • Schedule Batch Transfers
$59.99
FileZilla
  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, OSX and more
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable Speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive
  • FTP-Proxy support
Free
CuteFTP Home
  • 128-bit SSL
  • Advanced File & Folder Management
  • Filename conversion
  • Multi-part download
  • Drag-n-drop interface
  • Browser integration
  • Schedule Batch Transfers
$39.99
CoffeeCup Direct FTP
  • Drag-n-Drop interface
  • Edit HTML and Text right on the Server
  • Preview Images while on the Server
  • Built-in Zip archiving
  • Bookmark folders
  • Search website for files or folders
  • Multiple FTP Server Profile Support
  • Multiple-color HTML Tag Highlighting
  • Quick Start Wizard for making new HTML pages
  • Link Wizard, Image Wizard, Font Wizard
  • One-click Browser Testing, test Before you Upload
$34.00
SmartFTP
  • FTP and FTPS (Secure FTP)
  • SFTP over SSH
  • Modern Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • File/Folder Synchronization
  • Multilingual (more than 20 languages)
  • Thumbnails View and Preview
  • IPv6
  • On-the-fly Compression (MODE Z)
  • UTF-8 Support
  • Drag & Drop
  • Multiple Connections
  • Auto reconnect and resume of broken transfers
  • Transfer Integrity)
  • FXP (Server-To-Server Transfer) support
  • Remote Edit of files
  • Enhanced NAT/UPnP Support
  • Transfer Queue
  • Proxy / Firewall support
  • Backup Tool
  • URL Watcher
  • Cache Remote Directories
  • FTP command line
$36.95
WinSCP
  • Graphical user interface
  • Translated into several languages
  • Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons)
  • U3 support
  • All common operations with files
  • Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2 and plain old FTP protocol
  • Batch file scripting and command-line interface
  • Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
  • Integrated text editor
  • Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
  • Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
  • Explorer and Commander interfaces
  • Optionally stores session information
  • Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media
Free

2 thoughts on “FTP Clients”

  1. We’ve had massive problems with CuteFTP. So on that one, I’m not sure I would recommend. I also know that CuteFTP is being bundled in with other enterprise offerings like GlobalScape. Not sure that’s smart

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