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    CurlFtpFS Alternatives

    CurlFtpFS is described as 'filesystem for accessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. It is the simplest and very convenient way to work with remote FTP sites. No special FTP GUI apps is necessary and credentials can be stored in Netrc file' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CurlFtpFS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Xfce. The best alternative is FileZilla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CurlFtpFS are WinSCP (Free, Open Source), Cyberduck (Free, Open Source), sshfs (Free, Open Source) and gFTP (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    CurlFtpFS is a filesystem for accessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. It is the simplest and very convenient way to...
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    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.


      Be aware that installing FileZilla on your computer might install some bundleware/malware on your machine. See this thread on the FileZilla forum:

    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.
      WinSCP vs CurlFtpFS opinions
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      WinSCP is not a filesystem. CurlFtpFS is server-side filesystem.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago


    3. SSHFS allows you to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP. Most SSH servers support and enable this SFTP access by default, so SSHFS is very simple to use - there's nothing to do on the server-side.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      gFTP is a free multithreaded file transfer client for *NIX based machines.
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    4. FileZilla Secure is a free FTP client that has all the features of the original FileZilla plus it encrypts your FTP passwords to help protect from hackers stealing them.


      It has been clearly 'replaced' by the original FileZilla, see

    5. Cute FTP is an utility for transferring files between your computer and a remote File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server anywhere on the Internet.
    6. Raysync transmission engine solves the problems of customers' cross-border transmission, long-distance transmission, and large file transmission and so on perfectly with its industry's leading core technology on data transmission, and maximizes the bandwidth efficiency...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GVfs is a userspace virtual filesystem implementation for GIO (a library available in GLib). GVfs comes with a set of backends, including trash support, SFTP, SMB, HTTP, DAV, and many others.
    7. Synchronize your sites with SFTP/FTP, skipping files, based on modification date or size, changing permissions, following your set of rules. Manage multiple projects easily and know what exactly is going to happen before committing.
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