FTP client (File Transfer Protocol) is use to transfer files from computer to server Faster & Securely. Especially some of large files like, videos, images and complex files those are cumbersome to transfer via HTTP protocol. FTP software is used in many different ways P2P File Sharing, Business, healthcare providers, Download large files from internet and Webmasters. There are five primary features you should look before using any of the FTP client’s are Security, User Tools, UI, Connectivity & Transfer abilities and obviously Technical support.
Here I have listed 5 best free FTP client, supports almost all these five features and available free.
FileZile is free open source FTP client with lots of useful features and intuitive graphical interface. With filezila you can transfer files over SSL/TSL (FTPS) and SSH protocols it also supports IPv6, resume file transfer larger than 4GB, remote file editing, remote file search, configurable transfer speed limits, filename filter, directory comparison, Multilanguage support, cross-platform support and many more features. Overall filezile is Rich in features with solid performance and short on cash.
PROS: Cross-platform support—runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux, Supports all Major languages in the world, faster connectivity, schedule file transfer, Drag & drop support and resumes transfer for files larger than 4GB.
WinScp is also a free open source software featuring SFTP, SCP, FTPS and FTP client for windows. It also has supports for several languages, WinScp uses SSH technology enabling to transfer files securely between Local pc to remote pc after all it is small FTP software mainly designed for windows for the ease of simplicity. So you can’t expect something more from it. But it transfer files faster and securely.
PROS: Runs on all windows platform, remote text editing, lightweight, Freeware, drag & drop support.
CONS: Basic features support only.
3] Core FTP
Core FTP is just awesome, whatever features you need as a webmaster to manage your website Core FTP has it all, just lacking multisite connection either it’s a must have. It supports major functions such as quick reconnect, (SSH), SSL, TLS, FTPS, IDN, browser integration, site to site transfer, resume File transfer, drag & drop, file viewing & editing, firewall support, custom commands, ftp URL praising, filters and much more, and most important it’s FREEWARE. At my point of view Core FTP is the best FTP software available around.
PROS: Supports all major functions, Secure file transfer protocols, resume file transfer, browser integration, Runs on all windows platforms, FREEWARE.
CONS: No Schedule File transfer option, Stability Issue.
4] Coffee Cup Free FTP
Coffee cup Free FTP client is the best fit if you are just looking for capable & Free FTP client. It offers great intuitive interface, simple and super-fast uploads, site bookmarking, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, SSH File transfer protocols.
PROS: Faster file transfer, SSH support, FREEWARE.
CONS: Overwrite files without asking, no advanced features, some advertising banners, no text editor
5] Fire FTP
With Fire FTP, turn your Firefox in to powerful FTP client within itself. The Fire FTP add-on can handle multiple account logins and remember settings for each, supports authenticated TSL, SSL, File transfer protocols, drag & drop transfer. Surprisingly it didn’t consumes more system memory and runs freely with firefox. Fire FTP has some of its limitations because of Firefox; you can’t transfer files larger than 4GB. Overall it works conflict-free with other major firefox extensions.
PROS: Provides advanced features, works seamlessly with firefox, no memory leaks, Freeware
CONS: Can’t transfer files larger than 4GB.
Now you know; what is the best Free FTP client which you can use free forever, no more payments you have to pay any one if there are such a best FTP clients available. Please share your thoughts after using one of these FTP clients in comments or leaving a vote below in the Poll section.