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The cloud may be taking over as the de facto online storagernsolution, but the need for FTP (file transfer protocol) clients remains arnstandard need for business. Back in the 90s there were few options for FTPrnclientsu2500you used one and you were happy. Now, however, when FTP’s popularityrnhas waned, plenty of options are available.
But are their solid freernentries to fill this need?
The answer to that question is a resounding yes. Let’s takerna look at some of the best options to see whether one of them could meet yourrnFTP needs.
Note: This gallery is also available as an article.
FileZilla is available in 47 languages and is in activerndevelopment. If you’re going to be transferring larger files with FileZilla,rnyou can configure transfer speeds so you don’t clog up your network and slowrnother users down.
The only caveat to using AndFTP is that the interface isn’trnexactly the most efficient UI you will ever use. For example, to upload a filernto a specific folder on the remote server, you must navigate to the destinationrnfolder, switch to the device browser, locate the file(s), tap to select thernfile(s), and then tap the upload button. If you don’t first navigate to therndestination folder, the uploads will wind up on the root directory of thernremote server. Other than that little hitch, AndFTP is an outstanding mobilernFTP client.
WinSCPrnis a Windows-only, open source FTP client that supports FTP, WebDAV, and SCPrnprotocols. Once it’s installed, you’ll enjoy integration with the Windows filernmanager and jump lists. WinSCP also contains a built-in text editor, which isrnhandy when you’re working with remote configuration files and need to do a quickrnedit without having to download, edit, and upload.
With WinSCP, you can protect your stored site information with a masterrnpassword. If you don’t want to install WInSCP on your machine, you can run arnportable version of the app from a USB thumb drive for convenience. For morernprotection, WinSCP supports public key and GSS authentication.
If you need to try sFTP Client out first,rnthere’s a 30-minute trial that covers all services and features. If you’rernlooking to enable your Chromebook for FTP interaction (or would just like torncontain FTP functionality within your Chrome browser), sFTP Client is anrnoutstanding tool for the task.
Turbo FTP client & SFTP client
The only oddity you may run across is that the local/remote panes seemrnreversed. It took me a moment to realize the remote FTP server was actually thernleft pane of the interface and the local was on the right. Once you get pastrnthat, the UI is simple and efficient.