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    CuteFTP Alternatives

    CuteFTP is described as 'Cute FTP is an utility for transferring files between your computer and a remote File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server anywhere on the Internet' and is a FTP Client in the File Sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to CuteFTP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and The best alternative is FileZilla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CuteFTP are WinSCP (Free, Open Source), Cyberduck (Free, Open Source), Forklift (Freemium) and Transmit (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021
    • Mac
    • Windows
    Cute FTP is an utility for transferring files between your computer and a remote File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server...
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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.

    3. ForkLift is designed to be the fastest, most powerful file manager for the Mac. Connect to FTP or SFTP servers, manage your Amazon S3 account or your mobile devices over Bluetooth.
      Forklift vs CuteFTP opinions
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      andremoraes Flexible interface, with light and dark mode, faster, several options not only FTP, as cloud service and easy to use.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    4. The gold standard of macOS file transfer apps just drove into the future. Transmit 5 is here. Upload, download, and manage files on tons of servers with an easy, familiar, and powerful UI. It’s quite good.

    5. CarotDAV is a Simple WebDAV / FTP / SkyDrive / DropBox / GoogleDrive / Box / SugarSync client for Windows OS, available free of charge. It is also able to read GoogleDocs or IMAP.
    6. 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
      Very secure FTP Daemon, a secure, fast FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      gFTP is a free multithreaded file transfer client for *NIX based machines.
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      • Windows
      SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol), FTPS, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, SSH, Terminal client. It allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet.
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