Fully-featured and free FTP client with Site Manager supporting secure connections, SFTP, SSH and a dual-panel interface for fast and reliable file transfers.
FileZilla is absolutely the best freeware FTP program available, not to mention perhaps one of the best overall rivaling commercial clients like CuteFTP or FlashFXP. It comes jam-packed with the most important features and is supported by an open-source oriented developer community.
The interface takes a little getting used to, but if you're familiar with FlashFXP or CuteFTP, it should take little to no time to know your way around. It's super fast.
One major plus is FileZilla caches directories which increases browsing speeds and saves a lot of time. Standard client features exist like drag-and-drop support, Quick Connect (to frequently used, saved sites), it allows you to upload and download simultaniously and features scheduled bandwidth throttling controls. This client can even learn custom commands.
If one was to say FileZilla was the best client out there, there'd be no disagreement from us!
Features of FileZilla
- Integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
- Compression: Supports compression for faster transfers.
- Encryption: Supports encrypted transfers with SSL/TLS.
- Filters: Apply filters to files on uploads and downloads.
- Firewall: Supports passive mode for firewalls.
- Hosts: Manage multiple host connections.
- Interface: Intuitive UI with drag and drop support.
- Logging: Keep a record of all file transfers.
- Networking: Supports IPv6 and proxy connections.
- Protocols: Supports FTP, SFTP, FTPS and more.
- Remote: Manage files on remote servers.
- Resume: Automatically resume transfers on failure.
- Scheduling: Schedule transfers for automated times.
- Sizes: Can transfer files of any size.
- Speed: Optimized for high speed transfers.
- Transfer: Securely transfer files between computers.
Compatibility and License
FileZilla is available for free and released under the open source GPLv2 license on Windows from FTP clients. The license provides the options to freely download, install, run and share this program without any restrictions. The source code for FileZilla should be freely available and modifications are certainly permitted as well as the option to inspect the software.