Captain FTP Alternatives

    Captain FTP is described as 'is specifically designed and built for Mac OS X. It combines powerful FTP transfer capability with user friendly functionality, in an attractive metal interface' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Captain FTP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Wine. The best alternative is FileZilla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Captain FTP are WinSCP (Free, Open Source), vsftpd (Free, Open Source), My Commander (Free) and Truck - Rsync Client (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.

      Bundleware

      Be aware that installing FileZilla on your computer might install some bundleware/malware on your machine. See this thread on the FileZilla forum: https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=48441

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    2. WinSCP, a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows, copies files between a local and remote computer. It supports also FTPS, SCP and WebDAV. It offers easy to use GUI for all common file operations and a powerfull automation with .NET assembly.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Very secure FTP Daemon, a secure, fast FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux.
    3. My Commander (MyCO) is "the smallest - smartest - fastest file manager in the world", for Windows. Small and smart, MyCO uses less of your computer's memory while it's running.
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    4. A graphical user interface for rsync, which looks-and-feels like a standard FTP client, but uses the rsync protocol ‘under the hood’ to boost transfer speeds. In technical terms, it’s an SSH browser with an rsync transfer engine.
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    5. Bitkinex is a multiprotocol FTP client, supporting FTP, SFTP, HTTP (WebDAV). The FTP features on one-click commands list, multipart download and multi thread browse.

      Discontinued

      In march 2009, the development of BitKinex stopped and it became freeware. Last version, 3.2.3, is still downloadable from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Inspired by FileZilla, the fantastic free FTP client, SPFileZilla allows you to navigate and manage SharePoint as if it were an FTP Server. Browse site lists, document libraries, folders, and files.
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    6. FTP! is the interactive graphical FTP(S) and SFTP client by syncplify.me. It supports the FTP, FTPS (FTP over SSL, both implicit and explicit) and SFTP protocols, and it's very easy to use as well as extremely fast.
    7. Useful and reliable Mac FTP client. Viper FTP is a handy and powerful file manager for macOS, with a tremendous user interface that makes it effortless to use.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Fast file uploading from a local computer to an FTP server!.
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