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Score 10 out of 10
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We've used mostly either command-line FTP programs built-in to the operating systems, or we've used web-based file transfer sites. Some of these web-based sites might require Java or other specific browser addons, which sometimes are not safe and/or can be hacked, so it's much safer and more convenient to use FileZilla instead for all file transfer purposes.
Robert Worth | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Well, we sent an email to the organization 10 days ago and have yet to receive a response. The email had to be sent because their systems do not recognize the purchase yet when we made it we found the information they were using was false. Thus, we file a complaint with our payment processor and asked for our money to be refunded. That process generates several emails from the FileZilla organization asking that we reconsider as well as changing our rating of their services. We did do that AFTER they gave us the correct credentials to be able to download the product.

However, when we did everything we were supposed to do to get registered with the User Community, we got several error messages stating that the purchase was not recognized as being valid and they had no record that we made a purchase thus deny entry into their User Community. We are at the current opinion that it is no longer the same organization it was years ago like they really don't care about the product.

We've also been having, from time to time, transfer errors popping up within the Free product for which you have very old reviews.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I've tried so many FTP clients over the years I've lost count. WinSCP, FireFTP, CuteFTP, SmartFTP, Cyberduck, WS_FTP, and countless others. They all offer pretty competitive features. I do find WinSCP to have some extra features that I like, such as better SSH and SFTP support, in my opinion, as well as support for WebDAV out of the box. But WinSCP does not work on Mac OS at all. I am fairly agnostic with the other competitors, but I find that FileZilla's popularity leads to quick bug fixes from the developers and a stable user base of support.
Score 9 out of 10
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We did not evaluate any other alternatives to FileZilla, as the FileZilla program offered everything that we needed without a cost involved, and was the recommended FTP software solution by our web host and developer.
January 21, 2020

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Score 10 out of 10
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I've used Dreamweaver's FTP services. It allows you to lock and unlock files in a team environment. You can see who currently is updating a file on a site. I've also used Team Foundation Studios that provided the same feature. Comparing the locale and remote site is more prominent than on Filezilla.
Robert Gephart | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I have been using FileZilla for over 15 years. I don't remember the other programs that I used to use, but I will tell you that when I found FileZilla, I realized that I didn't need to look any farther. The developer continues to update the program to keep it functioning well.
Score 8 out of 10
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WinSCP is not listed, but that is the main alternative to FileZilla at my company. Both are similar in functionality and capabilities. FileZilla is more user-friendly, although WinSCP is more advanced user-friendly. FileZilla is easy to use when exchanging files between parties (or internally), but WinSCP is easier to use when editing and creating text files or scripts in directories.
Score 10 out of 10
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The only alternatives we use are Git and the built-in SFTP client inside Dreamweaver. Both have different use cases and help us accomplish different tasks. FileZilla is great for migrating an entire server or website and transferring files between two locations when you are not modifying any code in the process.
Score 8 out of 10
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FileZilla works in the same way, but this allows for greater security if your company is concerned at all with the Google platform. FileZilla actually makes you open a connection on a server and upload and then closes that connection. Dropbox is like Google - it's always open. Dropbox feels like the free version and FileZilla feels like the paid version - even though it is free.
Score 8 out of 10
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Tools such as WinSCP, FireFTP, and Total commander have features that are similar to what FileZilla offers. WinSCP is similar in features to FileZilla for accessing FTP and SFTP hosts. Lately, WinSCP seems less stable with FTP connections. Total commander is another good tool, which also acts as a nice file explorer.
Score 10 out of 10
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We also use GoAnywhere for FTP from our IBMi platform and we also host an instance of GoAnywhere on Windows. We use SFTP in both of these instances, so a server platform that can handle that protocol is a requirement. Unfortunately, Filezilla can't be used in this instance. If it had the required SFT support, we'd abandon the Windows instance of GoAnywhere to avoid paying the annual support costs.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Previously, I've tried Fetch, WinSCP, CyberDuck, Transmit and countless others. The reason I like Filezilla is because it's cheap (free), it's available on many platforms, and site manager makes it easy to transfer credentials between installations. Overall, it's an easy, cheap, and reliable solution and works just as you expect it to.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer
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In my past experience, I used other FTP solutions like CuteFTP, FireFTP, WinSCP, and others. They all are pretty much the same, however, FileZilla is the one that is stable; gives you what you need and does not overload the system. FileZilla has a server part which makes this software to be the winner.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Bulletproof FTP is similar to FileZilla in that it offers a two-pane window with a "file manager" style graphical user interface and a site manager for keeping track of server addresses and credentials. Many of the functionalities are also the same, such as allowing for queued uploads and downloads. The primary difference for me is the cost. Bulletproof FTP only provides a trial version which expires and then it costs a minimum of $45 to license their program for 1 year. FileZilla is free unless you buy their pro version, which is just $20. Notably, the only difference between FileZilla free and pro versions is that the pro version adds support for cloud storage protocols.
Eric Thorsteinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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FileZilla is very user-friendly and very easy to transfer files securely and safely. It's much easier to get started than some of the others and easier to use every day. It's a safe and effective way to move data between companies or clients. I think it goes a little further than some of the others when it comes to ease of use.
Cameron Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have tried/used Transmit, Cyberduck, and Fire FTP (discontinued). None of them matched the convenience and ease of use I experience with FileZilla. Transmit is nice if your workflow lives in the other Panic software. Cyberduck is simple and works, but lacks some of the more robust features I enjoy with FileZilla.

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FileZilla is a file transfer protocol (FTP) solution.

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What is FileZilla?

FileZilla is a file transfer protocol (FTP) solution.

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