Download Wednesday: FileZilla

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FileZilla (website link) is a FREE FTP program which has been released under the GNU Gneral Public License. FTP stands for file transfer protocol and is used to transfer data from one computer to another through a network, such as over the Internet. You can use this program to upload pictures to your website or blog, you can also use it to download files from companies on the internet such has documents, instructions, drivers and much more. Click here for more information on FTP from

I came across this program one day while I was looking to purchase a FTP program. This program makes it very easy to upload and download files over the internet.

Here are the features:

  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, OSX and more
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable Speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive
  • FTP-Proxy support

The program can be installed on Windows, Linux, and get this Mac OS X. I personally have been using the program for about 2 years, it has the guts to stand up to any of the price heavy programs such as cuteftp, smartftp, and others.

Leave comments about your experience and recommendations are appreciated.


2 Responses to Download Wednesday: FileZilla

  1. Angela says:

    I love FileZilla, I also like the FireFTP plugin for FF:

  2. Kim J says:

    FileZilla is great! It was one of my favorite apps when I was still using windows and has followed me to the linux platform. It still amazes me how much fantastic software is available for free. This type of software model reminds of some of the themes presented in a book I recently read, Revolutionary Wealth by futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler. In it they talk about a future economy being driven by people who create goods and services for there own satisfaction and needs rather than for sale.

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