Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FileZilla - Easy-to-Use FTP Client for Free

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the most commonly used methods for file transferal between client and server. There are many FTP client programs available on the market and FileZilla is probably the most well-known one. FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client packed with many useful features and an intuitive user interface. Best of all, it is free.


File transfer with simple drag and drop

The main view of FileZilla is split into two panels. The left panel lists the file structure of your machine and the right panel lists the structure of the remote server. Transfer of files is straightforward. You just need to select the file(s) or folder(s) you want to transfer and drag to the other side. The file transmission will then begin.

Powerful Site Manager

FileZilla’s site manager stores the connection information of remote server, which enables you to connect to a server without having to re-enter the information every time. The site manager also allows you to store the connection information for multiple sites, which is an essential feature for people who work with multiple web sites. If you need to manage many, many sites, you can create folders to organize them.

Multiple sites support

The tabbed interface allows you to connect to multiple remote sites simultaneously. You can browse the sites’ content and transfer files on different sites without having to disconnect and reconnect.

Direct editing of remote files

When you experience a bad setting in remote site that requires a correction of certain configuration file, you can edit the file remotely without having to undergo tedious download and upload. FileZilla supports remote editing. When you attempt to edit a file in server, FileZilla temporary download the file to your machine and open it with your favorite text editor. When you finish editing, FileZilla put it back to the server and replace the original copy.

Support of multiple languages

FileZilla supports many languages including French, German, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and more. You can switch to another display language easily through the Settings window.


Freeware name: FileZilla
Version: 3.5.3
Supported O/S: Windows, Linux, Mac
Official Website: http://filezilla-project.org/index.php
Download page: http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client


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