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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.

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FileZilla is a file transfer protocol (FTP) solution.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of FileZilla are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to install and configure
  • No startup fees
  • Easy to manage users and shares in one location
  • Some client's have complained about installing the client side app
  • There is no express deployment option for clients where they can click on an inhouse made executable file to install
  • It would be nice if there was a web interface for clients instead of a local install only.
Robert Worth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • 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
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • File Transfer
  • Ease of Use
  • Simple Interface
  • Connection profiles can be difficult to setup
  • Large file transfers more prone to disconnect issues
  • Monetization of product could allow for more development of added features
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Justin McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
November 20, 2019

My review of FileZilla

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • File transfers.
  • We have a production and test database to transfer to.
  • It lets you know when your files error out.
  • Sometimes it can be tricky to find out where your file went.
  • Some transfers take longer than others.
  • The application crashes from time to time, causing you to have to start over.
November 13, 2019

Good FTP client software

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Good FTP address management.
  • Synchronization between local and remote folders.
  • Easily locate remote files.
  • The interface is a bit polluted, could be better.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Michael Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • File transfer speed
  • Directory listing system is a tree and so easy to find your files
  • It allows using keypair files to access Amazon AWS
  • Once you delete an item, it is gone forever. There might be a place like a trash folder that requires us to empty it once it reaches a certain size
  • Updates might be released more often
  • The granularity of the transfer action might be implemented for files to be transferred
February 04, 2019

FileZilla Review

Reges Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
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