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Open Source FileZilla Alternatives

The best open source alternative to FileZilla is WinSCP . If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FileZilla and 19 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to FileZilla are Cyberduck, Midnight Commander, Muon SSH/SFTP client (formerly Snowflake) and sshfs.

FileZilla alternatives are mainly FTP Clients but may also be File Managers or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FileZilla.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021
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FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible,...

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  1. 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 FileZilla opinions
    Almost everyone thinks WinSCP is a great alternative to FileZilla.
    OKTAYMERCAN

    Good alternative for fillezilla. Open source and free but only for windows.

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    Its much easier and better security

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    philippeko
    • can be used as portable version
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  2. A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser.

    Cyberduck vs FileZilla opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Cyberduck is a great alternative to FileZilla.
    yannick1124

    It has a nice, user-friendly interface and is "more than only FTP" because of all the cloud connections you can add. In other words, the ideal tool for a remote workplace.

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    ChinaFan

    Besides standard FTP access, it offers access to cloud storage providers. Another big plus is the better looking User Interface.

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    POX

    Cyberduck is a good FTP/SFTP client for macOS and Windows. It's been my go-to FTP software for years, and it has a much more modern and clean interface compared to FileZilla. The only drawback is that it's not available for Linux.

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  3. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.

  4. Graphical SFTP client and terminal emulator with helpful utilities.

  5. sshfs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    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.



  6. 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.

    Warning

    It has been clearly 'replaced' by the original FileZilla, see https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=64&start=1005#p156191

    FileZilla Secure vs FileZilla opinions
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    JohnFastman

    FileZilla Secure is ABSOLUTELY the best alternative to FileZilla. FileZilla stores passwords in plain text which is an unforgiveable security flaw. FileZilla Secure fixes this. Unfortunately, FileZilla Secure is available for Windows only at the moment. Linux and Mac versions are on the way, we are told. Let's hope.

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  7. gFTP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    gFTP is a free multithreaded file transfer client for *NIX based machines.

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    gFTP vs FileZilla opinions
    Most users think gFTP is a great alternative to FileZilla.
    NginUS2

    This is able to log onto prgmr VMs using key file based authentication when Filezilla was unable to do so.

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  8. Gigolo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gigolo is a frontend to easily manage connections to remote filesystems using GIO/GVfs. It allows you to quickly connect/mount a remote filesystem and manage bookmarks of such.

  9. lftp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    lftp is a command-line file transfer program which besides FTP, also supports FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, HFTP, FISH, and SFTP. A BitTorrent client is also built-in as torrent command.

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  10. Swish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.0, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website. Latest commit on GitHub was left in March 2016

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