3.66.1 FTP client app for Windows

Tina de Pierre

Free software that allows you to transfer files between your PC and a server using FTP, SFTP or FTPS.

Free and open source FTP client software download, reviewed by Tina de Pierre
Fast FTP and SFTP client that features multiple connections support and a dual-pane interface for easier navigation - Screenshot of FileZilla
An intuitive FTP program to transfer files - Screenshot of FileZilla
Free and powerful FTP client - Screenshot of FileZilla
Tool also works as a server - Screenshot of FileZilla
Software packs a ton of features in a simple user interface - Screenshot of FileZilla
Multiple-window - Screenshot of FileZilla

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.

Filed under:
  1. FileZilla Download
  2. Free FTP Clients
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. FTP Client Software
FileZilla has been picked by our editors as excellent.
FileZilla has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested FileZilla 3.66.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.