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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.