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  • WinSCP icon


    WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP...

    Open Source Windows

  • Total Commander icon

    Total Commander

    Total Commander is a shareware Orthodox File Manager (OFM) for Windows. It costs 32€. Some features include a built-in FTP client...

    Commercial Windows Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • Cyberduck icon


    Cyberduck is an open source FTP client. With an easy to use interface, connect to FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP (SSH Secure...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • Transmit icon


    Transmit is an FTP client for Mac OS X and Mac OS Classic (which is unsupported). Developed by Panic, Transmit is shareware - after a...

    Commercial Mac

  • FireFTP icon


    FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub Firefox

  • Multi Commander icon

    Multi Commander

    Multi Commander has a lot of file manager features. This list It is not even close to complete. There are so many features and tweaks...

    Free Windows

  • Air Explorer icon

    Air Explorer

    Air Explorer is an application that manages easily all your cloud servers (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Mega, Box, Mediafire...

    Freemium Windows

  • CarotDAV icon


    CarotDAV is a Simple WebDAV / FTP / SkyDrive / DropBox / GoogleDrive / Box / SugarSync client for Windows OS, available free of...

    Free Windows

  • Forklift icon


    "Dual pane file manager and SFTP/FTP client for Mac OS X ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for...

    Commercial Mac

  • SmartFTP icon


    SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol), FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, SSH, Terminal client. It allows you to...

    Commercial Windows

  • FlashFXP icon


    Secure, reliable, and efficient file transfers. Use FlashFXP to publish and maintain your website. Upload and download files, such...

    Commercial Windows

  • Yummy FTP Pro icon

    Yummy FTP Pro

    Yummy FTP Pro is an FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S file transfer client which focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. Whether you...

    Commercial Mac

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  • sshfs

    This is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    FTP Rush

    FTP Rush is a powerful FTP/FXP/SFTP/TFTP client sofware for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Win7. It is designed to fit any transfer need...

    Free Windows

  • gFTP icon


    gFTP is a simple GTK+ based ftp client for Linux. Supports the FTP, FTPS (control connection only), HTTP, HTTPS, SSH and FSP...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • vsftpd

    Very secure FTP Daemon, a secure, fast FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux.

    Open Source Linux

  • Swish

    Swish adds support for SFTP to Windows Explorer so you can access your files on another computer securely via SSH. Swish is easy...

    Open Source Windows

  • CuteFTP icon


    Cute FTP is an utility for transferring files between your computer and a remote File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server anywhere on the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Xftp icon


    Xftp is a powerful SFTP, FTP file transfer program for MS Windows platforms. When applying Xftp, MS Windows users can securely...

    Freemium Windows

  • CrossFTP icon


    CrossFTP is a free FTP, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, and cloud storage client. * CrossFTPs main features: Multi-tab Navigation; Unicode...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Captain FTP icon

    Captain FTP

    Captain FTP is specifically designed and built for Mac OS X. It combines powerful FTP transfer capability with user friendly...

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • Viper FTP icon

    Viper FTP

    Useful and reliable Mac FTP client. Viper FTP is a handy and powerful file manager for macOS, with a tremendous user interface that...

    Freemium Mac

  • Interarchy icon


    For close to 17 years Interarchy has been the leading Mac FTP client. First released in 1993, Interarchy has been used by hundreds of...

    Commercial Mac

  • BitKinex icon

    BitKinex Discontinued

    Bitkinex is a multiprotocol FTP client, supporting FTP, SFTP, HTTP (WebDAV). The FTP features on one-click commands list, multipart...

    Free Windows

  • AnyClient icon


    Free and portable FTP- and WebDAV-client software with support for FTP/S, SFTP and WebDAV/S protocols AnyClient is a free platform...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Staff-FTP icon


    Staff-FTP is a Freeware FTP-Client that has many unique features you will not find in any other software.

    Free Windows

  • Core FTP icon

    Core FTP

    Core FTP LE - free Windows software that includes the client FTP features you need. Features like SFTP (SSH), SSL, TLS, IDN, browser...

    Free Windows

  • Skod icon


    Skod is a (File|Transfer|Protocol) client for humans, easy to use and hackable. Written in pure C, without any external library. ...

    Open Source Linux

  • FTP Voyager icon

    FTP Voyager

    Secure FTP client for Windows. Includes scheduler, sync and backup utilities. FTP, SFTP (SSH) and FTPS (SSL). Native 64-bit app, uses...

    Commercial Windows


    Wise-FTP is a powerful FTP client - an application that enables you to connect to any FTP server and download or upload files and...

    Commercial Windows

  • My Commander icon

    My Commander

    My Commander (MyCO) is "the small - smarter - fastest file manager in the world", archiver and ISO creator for Windows 7....

    Free Windows

  • FTP! icon FTP!

    FTP! is the interactive graphical FTP(S) and SFTP client by It supports the FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL, both implicit and...

    Free Windows

  • PyroBatchFTP icon


    PyroBatchFTP lets you exchange files with FTP, FTPS or SFTP servers in an automatic and unattended way, using a simple yet powerful...

    Commercial Windows

  • Steed icon


    Stop bothering to jump between applications, you can handle multiple protocols within Steed. Whether you need access to an FTP or SFTP...

    Commercial Windows

  • AbsoluteTelnet

    AbsoluteTelnet / SSH is a secure flexible terminal client with rock-solid emulations that is suitable for developers, administrators...

    Commercial Windows

FileZilla Comments


Comment by marycosme4
about FileZilla Aug 2016

i really like it, simple and very useful, I think they are going great.


like it

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about FileZilla Aug 2016

I really like this, I think is very easy to handle, very simple user interface.


Installer is bundleware :(

Negative Comment by charlesgoodwin
about FileZilla Jul 2016

That saddens me greatly. I got caught off guard, I just assumed (given my previous experiences) that it was a normal install process and clicked through it without thinking, and it installed some obnoxious program on my computer. You know it is obnoxious when it magically has an install date of not-today, making it hard to find what got installed because it all happened so quickly.


One of my main tools

Positive Comment by AllyBri
about FileZilla Apr 2016

Only good feelings about this software. I'm using it as a main FTP client


80's looking application works great

Comment by DirkF3
about FileZilla Mar 2016

This app works great but from a user interface perspective it looks like it comes straight from the 80's.
Let's call it "room for improvement" ;-)


No more Win 64 bit

Comment by momopl
about FileZilla Dec 2014

The new installer doesn't work on 64bit Windows. What a pitty! I will have to use another client had been a loyal user.


FileZilla client scanned with 3 viruses detected on

Comment by namgivu82
about FileZilla Sep 2014

Beware of malformed FileZilla FTP client

Comment by Venom88
about FileZilla Jan 2014

As wrote in the avast blog, there are malicious Filezilla clients around the web, recompiled versions with login stealer inside!

The installed malware FTP client looks like the official version and it is fully functional!

You can see a difference in informations in “About FileZilla” window, which indicates the use of older SQLite/GnuTLS versions.

About window differences

To avoid these malware clients download FileZilla from the official webpage only.

Of course, its AlternativeTo page redirects you to the official website.


put inside an encrypted file

Comment by s0me0ne
about FileZilla Jun 2013

I've tried other free alternatives, but they are all missing features or suck, put filezilla inside an encrypted file using truecrypt and only mount it when you need to use it and make sure all the files (the ones that get stored as plain text) remain in there also. Then when you close the encrypted file, its all secure.

It sucks having to use it like that, because updates wont work, but it keeps everything safe



Negative Comment by HellStorm
about FileZilla Nov 2011

Passwords are still stored in plaintext. This is a big security risk. Somehow lose that file and your servers are open. I am switching to WinSCP.


It's free, sure. But I don't get why it is so popular. It's ...

Comment by bjornhallberg
about FileZilla Jun 2011

It's free, sure. But I don't get why it is so popular. It's pretty basic. My biggest gripe is that I couldn't get Dreamweaver to open/edit .php files properly. After adding the file type manually to filezilla I still have to open Dreamweaver first or open the file twice. The devs need to take a look at FlashFXP.


Hands down the best free FTP client you can use. Very simpl ...

Comment by JonM33
about FileZilla Jun 2011

Hands down the best free FTP client you can use. Very simple and frequently updated.


I prefer CuteFTP has an awesome and built-in editor and a P ...

Comment by mostwanted
about FileZilla Jun 2011

I prefer CuteFTP has an awesome and built-in editor and a Podcast Manager which are just my favorite among many other features. FileZilla is pretty sweet aswell a lot more lightweight and I'm also able to carry it with me wherever I go. And not to mention, buts its also free.


Although I don't agree with cneg's rude insults pointed at ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about FileZilla Jun 2011

Although I don't agree with cneg's rude insults pointed at young programmers, I agree with him about Ford, AOL, and FileZilla. WinSCP is waayyy better than FileZilla, and it's far faster. I don't have to close my connection to the server before I close it (had to do that with FileZilla) and there are many different UI choices.

I would strongly recommend WinSCP over this product.