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Best WinSCP Alternatives

WinSCP is described as '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' and is a leading FTP Client in the file sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WinSCP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is FileZilla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WinSCP are Cyberduck, Forklift, muCommander and Muon SSH/SFTP client (formerly Snowflake).

WinSCP alternatives are mainly FTP Clients but may also be File Managers or Terminal Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinSCP .
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    FileZilla

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS

    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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    Contrary to many of the comments here, Filezilla does support SFTP. Both SFTP and SCP are SSH-based file transfer protocols and usually when you can use one, you can use both. SCP doesn't allow browsing the filesystem, it's transfer only, so WinSCP is actually using a hacky workaround: https://winscp.net/eng/docs/requirements#scp

    I prefer WinSCP, personally, but Filezilla is a perfectly good alternative.

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    No support for SCP, SSH and some other protocols supported by WinSCP

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    filezilla is only ftp no SSH/SCP

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    It's not an SCP client, just (S)FTP

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    FileZilla only does FTP/SFTP. It does not do SCP

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    Does not support ssh sudo su

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    FTP if different from SCP, if the specific protocol is needed then FTP client is useless

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  2. A libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, Backblaze B2, Azure & OpenStack Swift browser.

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    Most users think Cyberduck is a great alternative to WinSCP .
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    Does not support ssh sudo su

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    ssssh in command line not GUI

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    Some AVs block FileZilla on macOS for some reason and I couldn't use it. Cyberduck is excellent alternative Open Source as it is very similar to all of them.

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  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.

    Side Bar *
Dual Panes for easy navigation *
Preview Panel - Live Preview *
Icon View, List View, Column View *
Dropbox Integration - Copy Dropbox link *
Show Hidden Files
    Most users think Forklift is a great alternative to WinSCP .
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    muCommander

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Java

    muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).

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    Most users think muCommander is a great alternative to WinSCP .
  5. Graphical SFTP client and terminal emulator with helpful utilities.

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    Muon SSH/SFTP client (formerly Snowflake) vs WinSCP opinions
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    Simplest SFTP client out there!

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  6. 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.

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    Most users think Transmit is a great alternative to WinSCP .
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    Terminal

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Terminal (also referred to as Terminal.app) is a terminal emulator included in Apple's Mac OS X operating system. It originated in Mac OS X's predecessors, NEXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, and allows the user to interact with the computer through a command line interface.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Bitvise SSH Client icon

    SSH client for file transfer, terminal and tunneling.

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    Royal TSX

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Royal TS provides easy and secure access to your remote systems.

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