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David Ferrier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I use FileZilla to securely upload files that are not permitted to be sent via insecure methods like email or web forms. FileZilla is great to test the ability to "reach" the remote SFTP server and to verify my files arrived. Once I have tested that, then our internal IT group automates the uploads to these third parties, however I can always manually log into FIleZilla to verify the uploads.
Score 10 out of 10
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I'd recommend FileZilla all around, whether it's by a home end-user or an employee of a thousand-plus corporation, that's how versatile it is. Possibly the only scenario where it might cause a problem is if the user is not admin-level, therefore the user won't be able to install updates, but there might be workarounds in that scenario.
Robert Worth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It was recommended to us in 1997 to clean up coding from Microsoft documents so that we could prepare web pages without all that unnecessary spaghetti code that was not compatible with HTML products and definitely is not compatible with HTML5 products. We also needed to get rid of header and line codes that might work for a Microsoft document but does not work with HTML, CSS, and many other true to form website design programs. So far, many of the people we have trained as well as mentored were encouraged to acquire the product and they have been using it for everything by stripping out all those hidden codes especially from PDFs.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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FileZilla is great when you need FTP or SFTP file transfer in a nice graphical user interface. It is especially nice on Mac OS X where many other competitors are either more expensive, not as user-friendly, or both. I always recommend FileZilla to people who need a simple FTP client for updating their webpages, as it is so easy to use and comes with everything you need to get up and running immediately with doing file transfers between local and remote storage.
Justin McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I like FileZilla because it's straightforward and gets the job done quickly. I would like for it to show file sizes more accurately; however, If I want to know filesizes of a folder, I can't rely on FileZilla as it's not accurate.
January 21, 2020

Easy and Quick

Score 10 out of 10
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When setting up multiple sites quickly, many sites offer a FileZilla file that quickly and easily sets up FTP access to their site. If updates are needed to many site files, downloading those many files may take time as opposed to updating them directly on the server. Keeping the local files up to date is important especially working in a team environment.
Robert Gephart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you have a website and need to access the files on your web server, this is the program for you. It is very easy to grab entire folders to create local copies that you can then work on while offline. FileZilla can be overkill for new users. It has tons of features that may be confusing, but I'm not aware of a better/simpler FTP client. FileZilla has been the industry standard for a long time.
Score 8 out of 10
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FileZilla is well-suited for users of all experience levels. There are features with FileZilla that allow experienced users and novice users to both use the application, albeit with different purposes. Novice users can use FileZilla to simply move files internally, or drop files on external servers. Experienced users can use FileZilla for sending encrypted files or viewing Linux directories, as well as editing files in those directories.
Score 9 out of 10
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If you are a person who moves to-and-fro between multiple systems in one day because of your job responsibilities or any other matter of fact, this tool will help you transfer your data on any system in seconds. You will forget the traditional way of plugging in a pen drive and copying the data and then mounting the pen-drive on a different system and pulling the data. FileZilla simply connects your two systems seamlessly and allows you to transfer the files via its amazing and easy to use GUI.

In case you just have one system and do not work on multiple systems in your day to day activities, then this might not be a good tool for you. As you might not end up moving data much so this tool will be hardly used on your system.
Score 10 out of 10
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FileZilla is an easy-to-recommend software product because it is so easy to use. Once an SFTP connection has been configured in the application it is easy for a non-technical user to repeatedly use the tool. The interface is basically a side by side file browser that you can drag files between your local computer and the webserver.
Score 8 out of 10
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It is well suited for places where you need to move large documents and files between entities. We use it for uploading files to our trading partners for Onix feeds into the trade. If the files are under 25MB, it's probably easier to simply use email, but if you are working with original design files, this works great.
Score 9 out of 10
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FileZilla is very well suited for smaller file transfers and bulk processing of small file transfers in an environment where a free FTP client is appropriate for use and sufficient to meet business needs. It may be less appropriate for large file transfers or companies with a high file transfer volume.
Score 8 out of 10
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FileZilla is well suited for all our needs to access FTP/SFTP based remote hosts where we access and place files for B2B and other kinds of interactions. We write integrations between these systems, and FileZilla makes it easy to retrieve the files in these locations. It is less appropriate for cloud-based storage systems in its free version.
November 13, 2019

Good FTP client software

Score 10 out of 10
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For file transfers between local and remote machines, this is the best software. You can manage the addresses of FTP servers by grouping them into folders. You can synchronize the browsing of your local folders with remote folders. Edit files and save them directly to remote FTP.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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FileZilla is great for uploading and downloading files on a remote server. It offers a strong and intuitive drag and drop interface which is easy for even novice users to understand. What it isn't really good at is managing files on the server. It's much easier to move and delete files at the command line than it is to do the same actions via FTP. This isn't specific to FileZilla though, it is an inherent drawback of FTP in general.
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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FileZilla is useful for all type of FTP activities like uploading/downloading files, etc. It has a very simple and self-explanatory interface so it is well suited for newbies. You can give it to any team member and they can start playing with your FTP server.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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FileZilla is one of my favorite tools. This software will be easy to use for all, not-tech savvy users and to IT specialists. Lots of third-party services require you to use FileZilla, so I wouldn't recommend any other solutions as well. Supports all known types of FTP connections. And it is free, what can be better? Plus the Pro version is pretty cheap and gives way more options for file transfers out of FTP limitations and works with third-party cloud services like Google Drive, One Drive, DropBox, etc.
Swagata Bhattacharyya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is a wonderful tool for your day to day FTP needs. It's a lightweight tool supporting both secure and non-secure FTP. It lets you connect to multiple FTP locations in different tabs simultaneously. You can save the FTP profiles for easy access later.

I don't think you can schedule downloads using this.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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FileZilla is a solid FTP program for beginner users and power users alike. The user interface is simple to understand, and the program offers all of the features that you could need for doing file transfers. Compared to other FTP programs that I have used in the past (Bulletproof FTP and CuteFTP), FileZilla performs well and is easy to use.
Sean Pomory | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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If you need to securely access a site to get into the code, FileZilla is needed. If you are familiar with Git, there may be a better option for you, but FileZilla is an easy way to transfer and edit files from local to dev and live environments. If you are accessing sites from public networks (which you should never do) FileZilla can cause an additional security breakpoint since passwords are saved in plaintext.

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What is FileZilla?

FileZilla is a file transfer protocol (FTP) solution.

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What is FileZilla?

FileZilla is a file transfer protocol (FTP) solution.

What is FileZilla's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.4.

Who uses FileZilla?

The most common users of FileZilla are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.