FileZilla FTP Client is a free and reliable file management application that lets you send and receive files quite easily. Though it lacks at some points in terms of security, but it is a fast method for sharing data files and folders with your friends.

Software details

mac / Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows 8

Software description

FileZilla 2019 is a cross platform FTP application consisting of client and server. The FileZilla clients are available for various platforms such as Windows, MacOS and Linux supporting FTP, FTPS and SFTP security systems whereas the FileZilla server is only available for Windows.

The software provides file transfer or file sharing through internet by various security protocols such as FTPS, SFTP and FTP protocol systems, this way the files transferred are assured to be more secure and reaches the client on time from the server. FileZilla supports the latest version of internet protocol which is IPv6 and is available in over 47 languages like English, French, Chinese, German, Dutch, Czech, Japanese and other popular languages around the world.

One of the key features provided by FileZilla is that it can pause and resume a file transfer making the server side users to stop sending a file incase of any emergency. It also allows file sharing and editing through remotely, where users can edit and send their files from another devices.

FileZilla FTP Client is a cross platform application that has a graphical user interface. It supports FTP, SFTP and FTPS protocols for sharing files with your friends. You can download either its Client or the Server versions. The Client version is suitable if you wish to transfer files while Server version is appropriate for making files available for other users.

Installation Process:

The Setup Wizard asks you to accept the terms of the License Agreement, choose the users who will have privileges to use the software and choose the components to install. The components consist of icon sets, language files, shell extension and desktop icon. Next you need to choose the destination folder for saving installation files and select start menu folder. With that FileZilla will start getting installed on your system and you will be able to use it conveniently after the process is finished successfully.

FileZilla FTP Client Features:

FileZilla FTP Client lets you download or upload files easily and resumes the process if it is interrupted. You can manage your files and folders with site managers. The files to be shared can be added by drag and drop method. It creates queues for all the files that need to be shared and sends them one after the other. It uses timeout detection property for better work. The additional firewall support increases the security level for your PC. It uses SFTP protocol to share files safely. It supports multiple languages for user convenience.

User Interface:

To create connection for file sharing, it is necessary for you to specify host address, username, password and port. The folders and files can be chosen by browsing through the local site of your system or by going to the remote site. The window will display all the details about selected file or folder such as its type, size, time, priority and modification date. You can view the details of queued files, failed transfers and successful transfers. The download speed is visible at the bottom end of FileZilla screen.

Security Issues:

FTP is not considered to be a safe protocol therefore FileZilla FTP Client also lacks in certain security features. It keeps saved passwords and usernames in the form of plain text files and does not encrypt them. This helps the hackers to read data with the help of malware. It supports lots of adware that can cause you various damages such as manipulation of browser settings, spying issues and automatic shutdown or restart of the system.

Operating System Support:

The Server binaries can be downloaded and installed only on Microsoft Windows operating system whereas its Client binaries are compatible with Linux OS, Windows and Mac OS X. It does not have high system requirements and can work on systems that are older.