Weekly Software Pick: FileZilla [Win/OSX/Lin]

An FTP-client is one of the core needs of a web developer/designer, so it’s extremely important this shackle in the chain is as solid as possible. But why invest in yet another dedicated application? Most shells (Windows, Linux, Mac) do FTP in an integrated fashion. Dreamweaver has this functionality built in through their Site Management pane… But:


FileZilla is a free application and gets the job done just as its commercial siblings do. It’s UI’s simplicity is familiar, powerful and feature-complete.

  • All major protocols supported (FTP, FTPS, SFTP)
  • Multi-lingual
  • Pause/Resume, also for large files (>4GB)
  • Site Manager to save frequently used FTP-sites
  • Drag & Drop
  • Speed Limits are configurable
  • Filename filtering
  • Wizards

FileZilla is multi-platform with builds for Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux and Mac OS X (PPC G4 & Intel).


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