10 FTP SFTP Clients and Alternatives

Posted on : Wed, 14th Oct 15 10:28 am UTC
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  1. FileZilla : The free FTP Solution


    Features :

    • Works with Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X.
    • Supports : FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    • IPv6 Support.
    • Language support.
    • Resume and transfer of large files > 4GB
    • Drag & drop support
    • HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
    • Remote file editing and search
    • Remote file search
  2. WinSCP : Free SFTP, SCP and FTP client : Supports only Windows.

  3. FireFTP : Free, open-source, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox in the form of an add-on. It supports FTP, FTPS, and SFTP.


  4. Transmit : Works only on Mac OS X, developed by Panic. Note : You need to buy the product, 7 day trail period.

  5. ProFTPD : Console based open-source, compatible with Unix and Windows (via Cygwin)

  6. CrushFTP : Its a shareware, works with Mac OS X, Linux, Unix and Windows OS.

  7. Cyberduck : Free, Open-source, works with Mac OS X only.

  8. BitKinex : Free FTP client for Windows OS.

  9. MicroFTP : A free, small FTP Client.

  10. FTP! : FTP client for Windows. Supports FTP, FTPS, and SFTP protocols.
    • Download and upload multiple files simultaneously
    • Wildcards in file transfer
    • Multi tab interface
    • Supports large files (2GB plus) for file transfer

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