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Need a good and EASY to use FTP program

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by RichardGaspa, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. RichardGaspa

    RichardGaspa Active Member

    Can anyone please recommend a good and EASY to use FTP program? I use to use FileZiller, but it is now loaded with add ware - The latest reviews are very bad due to this.
  2. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    WinSCP is great, assuming you're on Windows.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    ^ That.

    I swear by it and use it for all the official installs I do.

    Whatever you do, don't use Filezilla.
    If one FTP application has been responsible for 95% of FTP related tickets/problems, it's that.
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  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I was still using FileZilla until very recently without issue. However, I've also switched to WinSCP for the same reasons: adware. That's a very recent change, and I'm highly disappointed that it's gone down that route.
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  5. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    +1 for WinSCP. All in one solution.
  6. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    Another awesome feature of WinSCP is, of course, SCP, which is part of the SSH suite so it encrypts everything that is transfered (including username/password). Also means you don't have to install extra unnecessary services since it essentially uses SSH :)
  7. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I'm another WinSCP user, it's very good and I'm glad I dumped Filezilla.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It also integrates with PuTTY, which is handy.
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  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Indeed, it's a great feature.
  10. sbj

    sbj Well-Known Member

    I use FileZilla. Can someone explain me this "adware" talk? I am not aware of something like that.
  11. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    WinSCP or CyberDuck. CyberDuck is nice as it supports several CDN services too.
    Adam K M likes this.
  12. Sami Jalal

    Sami Jalal Well-Known Member

    what about Flashfxp..? What do u think? is it okay?
  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    When you download it now from the recommended source, Source Forge, it downloads the Source Forge Installer which attempts to install a load of adware.

    I would hope that existing users upgrading from within the app are safe, but I'm not 100% sure.

    There's also other sources to download from on their website, but honestly that kind of practice didn't give me enough faith to find out. Went straight to WinSCP and that's all I use now.
    Robert F Schmitz, wedgar and sbj like this.
  14. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

    Any recommendations for MacOS X?
    I'm using Cyberduck but it's so slow.
    I'm looking at Yummy FTP now, but not sure If I can use the license on all my Mac's
  15. ehd

    ehd Active Member

  16. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    You can be sure.
    I'm using it (3.10.3), no adware.
  17. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    I've been using it for 15 years or more.....
  18. RichardGaspa

    RichardGaspa Active Member

    Wow! Thanks for all the great 411. I downloaded, installed and set up WinSCP in five minuets and logged on to my server and installed a new addon that I got from @AndyB . FileZilla (n) Yek! Thanks everyone for turning me on to WinSCP it's great. (y)
  19. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I've been using that for over 8 years now, and won't use anything else.
    Sami Jalal likes this.
  20. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member


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