5 best ftp clients

The 5 Best Free FTP Clients

Uploading or downloading files from your Web Host or Server is best done with what’s generally known as FTP Client (File Transferring Protocol). How even the term FTP is quite outdated as more secure alternatives are there such are SFTP and FTPS.
There are many FTP client’s available in the market. Some are best with the command-line interface, but most of the people prefer GUI, because its much friendly and easier to use.
So we are going to discuss those FTP clients which are secured and has GUI.

1. File Zilla

Topping the list is the most popular FileZilla, an open source FTP client. Its fast, being able to handle simultaneous transmissions (multi-threaded transfers), and supports SFTP and FTPS (which stands for FTP over SSL). What’s more, it’s available on all operating systems, so if you work on multiple computers — like if you’re forced to use Windows at work but you have a Mac at home — you don’t need to use a different application for your file-transferring needs.filezilla

Supported OS: Windows, Linux and Mac
Download FileZilla

2. Cyberduck

Cyberduck can take care of a ton of your file-transferring needs: SFTP, WebDav, Amazon S3, and more. It has a minimalist UI, which makes it super easy to use.cyber-duck

Supported OS: Windows & Mac
Download Cyberduck

3. FireFTP

This Mozilla Firefox add-on gives you a very capable FTP/SFTP client right within your browser. It’s available on all platforms that can run Firefox.fire-ftp

Supported OS: Windows, Linux and Mac
Download FireFTP

4. Classic FTP

Classic FTP is a file transfer client that’s free for non-commercial use. It has a very simple interface, which is a good thing, because it makes it easy and intuitive to use. I like its “Compare Directories” feature that’s helpful for seeing differences between your local and remote files.classic_ftp

Supported OS: Windows & Mac
Download Classic FTP

5. WinSCP

This popular FTP client has a very long list of features, and if you’re a Windows user, it’s certainly worth a look. WinSCP can deal with multiple file-transfer protocols (SFTP, SCP, FTP, and WebDav). It has a built-in text editor for making quick text edits more convenient, and has scripting support for power users.winscp_interface

Supported OS: Windows & Mac
Download Win SCP


Which FTP client do you use?

If your favorite FTP client isn’t on the list, please share it in the comments for the benefit of other readers. And if you’ve used any of the FTP clients mentioned here, please do share your thoughts about them too.

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