It Can Happen That You Are Not Aware of All New FTP Clients Available. Here is an Up to Date List of List of Best Free FTP Client Softwares. While most web hosting panels like cPanel has a way of managing files, a good FTP client can do the job in robust manner for the serious webmaster. Furthermore, there are certain cases where a FTP client is required like in the case when uploading data to a Cloud Storage.
Our Old List of Best Free FTP Client Softwares
We had an old list of FTP Client Softwares for desktop which has no reason to read going from this article and another list of Android FTP Client Softwares. You can read the later article for your Android device.
Updated List of Best Free FTP Client Softwares
Command Line Options: midnight commander is probably best. Midnight commander actually not a FTP client. Far Manager is an application with Text Based Interface like Midnight commander. Here is GitGub repo of Far :
Far’s functionality can be extended with macros written in Lua scripting language and plugins. Standard plugins are included.
Browser Options: Most browser supports to open
ftp:// with this format :
Full Desktop Applications: There are many free FTP client softwares but few are usable.
FileZilla : Most commonly used FileZilla is a free software, a GUI application for GUNU/Linux, MacOS and Microsoft Windows as FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Here is official website :
Cyberduck : A beautiful looking free to use software commonly used for uploading files to cloud storage and CDN. Cyberduck has command line support too :
WinSCP : It is a GUI application for Microsoft Windows only. Here is official website :
WinSCP is well known robust FTP software for Microsoft Windows.
We recommend to use among the above listed softwares.
FTP Client Softwares Which We Have Not Tested
Commander One : A beautiful looking free to use software for MacOS looking like MacOS Finder. It has a paid version too. Free of cost :
FireFTP : It is a GUI application for GUNU/Linux, MacOS and Microsoft Windows. Here is official website :
FireFTP is activated from the Tools menu, opening a two-pane view within a Firefox window. The pane on the left-hand side shows the local file system, a tree of directories and a list of files in the current directory.
Fugu : Fugu is for MacOS. Fugu supports SFTP and SCP file transfers, and the ability to create secure tunnels via SSH. We listed Fugu for historical reason, not for trying. Here is their official website :
Codeanywhere : Codeanywhere is a modern cross-platform cloud IDE which enables users to instantly write, edit, collaborate and run web development projects from a web browser and any mobile device. The editor is based on CodeMirror and uses OpenVZ containers for its development environments.