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Robert Worth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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  • Strips away unwanted underlying code from products that produce documents using any Microsoft product that is not needed in our products.
  • The nice part is that it strips away hidden code such as ctrl and another digit that is not necessary or can be replaced with the correct coding to produce standard processes such as graphics using ANSI or another protocol as well as line feeds and header masks.
  • We are in the process of determining if their pro product will function in the way we want it to across networks rather than going to each workstation to make changes decreasing our productivity.
  • We are also evaluating whether their technical support is responsive.
  • Technical support
  • Customer service
  • Billing and shipping
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Easy to use - Some FTP servers bury their functionality in window after window of settings. Not FileZilla. You can get up and running in a few seconds.
  • Drag and drop - FileZilla allows easy uploading and downloading via drag-and-drop.
  • Edit in place - FileZilla allows users to edit a text file (or HTML, etc) in place and automatically upload the changes upon save. This is a great feature for making quick edits to a website!
  • Website slow to download from - This is a minor gripe, and only a one time thing, but in writing this review I decided to install the latest version of FileZilla just to make sure I was running the latest and greatest. Turns out that it takes 10 minutes to download from their website, on a 50 Mbit dedicated business line.
  • Some features locked behind Pro - The free version of FileZilla lacks some features that would be nice to have without requiring the upgrade to Pro. However, FileZilla Pro is quite affordable and so if you need integration with Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, Box, or many others, then it's definitely worth it.
  • Auto-update could be improved - I had a version of FileZilla installed and it would not auto update. In fact, Mac OS X required me to remove it, saying that it was malware. I re-downloaded FileZilla again after this, but it was odd. At other times, it seems that FileZilla auto-updates just fine.
Justin McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • FileZilla is very simple and intuitive to use.
  • I like that you can have multiple connections open at once.
  • The updates could run automatically as an option, the way it is now I'm presented an update option quite frequently
  • HT access files could be downloaded easier instead of going through a whole renaming process beforehand.
January 21, 2020

Easy and Quick

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Creating multiple site sites and managing them is easy to navigate.
  • File management is easy to use. Creating backups and managing updates of the remote site is a breeze.
  • There could be a better interface for managing file and folder permissions.
  • Uploading and downloading many files can sometimes be slow. An estimated time of completion could help make the transition more enduring.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Connection--it's pretty easy to set up
  • File transfer, deletion, creation, upload, and download are a breeze
  • Navigation throughout the files is pretty straightforward and simple
  • Editing of files on server
  • Speed in listing documents when you browse folders
  • Automatic update to newer versions
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Easy to connect: Connecting two Operating Systems via FileZilla is extremely easy. You just need to key in the IP of the system to which you wish to connect and by default, the port which is being used is port number 22 which makes a connection via Secure Shell. Once you key in the IP (make sure SSH is enabled on both of your machines), you open up a files/ folder hierarchy which displays the data on both the machines and you can drag and drop any data and the transfer will seamlessly happen over your local network.
  • Amazing GUI: The GUI being delivered by this platform is extremely simple to use. You need not have any mastery over the technical aspect to use this software. All you need is to know how to pull the IP address of a system and you shall be all ready to configure and start using this tool.
  • Server version for Linux: The FileZilla Server version is only available for Windows and not available for the Linux Operating System. As we have a huge Linux fan base and most of the servers being deployed on Linux across the world, there is a need for the server version of this software to be available on Linux.
  • Proper tutorials for all the available features: I sometimes feel that this tool offers so many advanced features, but most of them remain hidden behind some nested options. This happens because of a lack of official tutorials of this tool.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • FileZilla provides an easy-to-understand application for non-IT users, such as our Customer Experience department.
  • FileZilla allows various departments to exchange files- encrypted and non-encrypted- in a quick and easy process
  • Moving files between internal servers are very easy with FileZilla, particularly between Linux and Windows servers.
  • FileZilla being free is very attractive to any organization, especially if the budget does not allow for many licenses of a product.
  • Easy compatibility with PuTTy allows any user to use a topical application to view Unix-oriented scripts and navigate directories.
  • The editing and viewing feature in FileZilla is not as user-friendly as some other applications. Editing sometimes requires downloading a file and editing it, and then re-applying the file.
  • Placing and saving encryption keys can sometimes be difficult for non-expert users. FileZilla-driven prompts to assist in this would be helpful.
  • The cluttered interface sometimes seems non-navigable. There are many times too many windows and unclear where the actual "action" is occurring.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Site manager for storing login credentials.
  • Easy drag and drop interface for transferring files.
  • Multiple connections in different tabs.
  • I would love a command line interface so I could more easily perform actions on the server. For example, you can upload a compressed folder to the server relatively easily, but there is no easy way to extract it on the server without switching to an SSH client.
  • Uploading directories with hundreds of files can take a very long time, which is why it's desirable to upload them as zip (or tar) files and extract them on server.
Michael Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • FileZilla does well managing and saving destinations for future use. The bookmark section is well laid out and easy to navigate.
  • The UI of the program is more modern and user friendly than many of the alternative solutions I've seen.
  • The program pushes out updates often to improve performance and squash bugs.
  • Some of the more secure methods of transfer are not on by default
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Very lightweight and easy to use. Very simple interface. Literally, no training required for the user of any role.
  • Quick connect feature remembers your credentials and let you connect to previously connected sites in one click.
  • Most importantly, it's free! Pro version is not that costly either.
  • We can limit the network speed too. It often comes in handy when we need to save some bandwidth for other processes.
  • Support for the product is one area for improvement but having a free/cost effective (pro version), you can't complain much.
  • Some would say its interface is not very pretty, but it's easy to use which matters most.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • FileZilla has a very user-friendly interface that allows non-tech savvy employees to use it without any IT department assistance. A few simple screenshots in an email to the end user and all works fine.
  • Very fast and reliable solution. Transfers all files without any issues.
  • Drag-n-drop support saves time.
  • "Quickconnect" - very useful option, especially if you need to connect to FTP server once. For example to upload log files to third-party support services FTP server.
  • Tree hierarchy for the folders navigation - on practice helps a lot.
  • Would be very helpful to have site to site transfer option.
  • Ability to edit files on the FTP server. Sometimes you need to make quick minor changes, so opening them on an FTP server can save some time. However, this is not critical.
  • Would be awesome to have more functions to interact with the remote server, such as SSH console, etc.
  • Scheduled file transfers would be very helpful.
  • On the server side - very often need to have more granular access permissions. I mean it needs to give permissions for specific files but not to the entire folder.
January 31, 2019

Easy and fast FTP client

Atilla Vekony | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Manages multiple accounts, usernames and passwords to FTP sites well.
  • Ability to export and import account credentials is great.
  • Fast file upload.
  • Very often there's an update available for the FileZilla program. That would be fine, except that you are not asked whether you want to download the update or not; it is automatically downloaded to your computer when you start the program. It would be great if it prompted whether I wanted to download the update or not.
Swagata Bhattacharyya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Supports FTP and SFTP.
  • You can open files directly from the remote location in one click.
  • You can save multiple profiles with their credentials and don't have to type in the credentials every time.
  • It displays the status of the transfer.
  • It lets you connect to multiple FTP locations in different tabs simultaneously.
  • The ability to schedule transfers would be a good addition.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Provides a simple layout with a two-pane interface that shows folders and files in a graphical directory tree structure
  • Features drag and drop for uploading and downloading files - makes it quick to do so.
  • The program notifies you when there are failed transfers. Makes it easier to avoid missing an upload.
  • TLS connection issue -- by default when logging via FTP, FileZilla will force a connection with TLS, which is not supported on some servers, including one of ours.
  • Lacks an in-program text editor -- you have to download files from the server and open them with a local program like Notepad to edit. Then you need to re-upload them.
  • It seems like there are never-ending updates needed to the free version. I'm not sure these updates are product improvements versus a way to advertise their sponsors.
Jerry Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • User friendly across the board
  • Supports multiple FTP protocols including FTPS and SFTP
  • Available for multiple Operating Systems including Windows, OS and of course, Linux
  • Supports resume feature
  • Transfers large files
  • Site Manager easily centralizes multiple sites
  • Drag & drop supported
  • Keep-alive function
  • In the past, I have read that its plain text password storage was a security risk. I know FileZilla's programmers have explained this is not so, but I still would like to see encrypted storage.
Sean Pomory | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Free! FileZilla is free, so it's hard to beat for ROI.
  • In MacOS, the layout and design is very pleasant.
  • Easily save and reuse credentials.
  • Easy to use UI.
  • Windows UI is very clunky.
  • Time outs can happen unexpectedly.
  • Very little to no support. Most support is through user forums.
February 04, 2019

FileZilla Review

Reges Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • It's nice to maintain applications and sites up to date since offers very useful features.
  • It could be better on handling multiple connections at once. There should be a feature to execute the same action, like upload a file on multiple servers at once. This would be useful when you need to update a file on more than one server.
Eric Thorsteinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • FileZilla is so fast and simple to use. Once I downloaded it on to my computer, I was able to create a shortcut for it and just click to open. I saved the login information and that's helped me get into it much faster and easier.
  • FileZilla is very simple to install and use. It's very straight forward and makes transferring data between companies safe and simple.
  • I think this helps the site be one of the leaders in its field by making things simple and easy for users.
  • I really don't know of any areas that FileZilla could improve upon currently. They may be able to increase the ability of users to move more data at the same time or do it even faster in the future.
  • They have done a really great job creating FileZilla and it's very user-friendly.

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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.