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What FTP program are you using

Filezilla
9 (60%)
SmartFTP
1 (6.7%)
Fire FTP
0 (0%)
Fetch
1 (6.7%)
Transmit
0 (0%)
Captain FTP
1 (6.7%)
CoreFTP
2 (13.3%)
Other
1 (6.7%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Author Topic: What is the best FTP client these days?  (Read 16306 times)

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« on: August 18, 2009, 14:51 »
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What is a good free FTP software?  I was just about to download Filezilla to my new computer.  It's what I've always used - but thought it would be a good time to check if there is anything better I should look at.   Also, what is a good site to download from?  Thanks gang.


« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 15:47 »
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i am using filezilla

« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 22:59 »
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Smartftp has been a favorite of mine though I haven't used it in 2 years.

« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 23:34 »
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 05:47 »
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I use Fire FTP for Firefox, nice and simple, no problems.

« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 06:56 »
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FileZilla for me too, though like you I haven't really looked at any others for some time.

« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 10:42 »
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FileZilla is good and free but you can only upload to one site at once. This is why I bought SmartFTP, with it you can upload to many sites at the same time.

Usually I upload 10 to 15 files to 14 sites before I go to bed, and when I wake up everything is uploaded. It's only a matter of a few minutes on each site to complete the uploading process.

Edited ti add:

Oops, just notice that you were looking for a free FTP client. Before I bought SmartFTP I did some research and could not find a free one that had the multi connection option... this was the most important option in my case.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2009, 10:47 by nialat »

« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 11:03 »
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Oops, just notice that you were looking for a free FTP client. Before I bought SmartFTP I did some research and could not find a free one that had the multi connection option... this was the most important option in my case.

I might be wrong, but when I was using FireFTP (free) I remember being able to upload to more than one site at once.

« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 11:18 »
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Thanks nialat.  I see that SmartFTP is only $36.95 though, so that is almost free.  Uploading to more than one site at at time is a great feature.

« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 12:41 »
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I really like SmartFTP. Its multi upload feature is very useful.

« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2009, 12:46 »
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Does anyone use Fetch? It's inexpensive and I've used it for many years on my Macs.

« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009, 13:32 »
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I tried several and I happily use Filezilla for the last ~1.5 years

« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2009, 13:48 »
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I use Transmit on my Mac.  Reasonably priced and works very well.

« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009, 14:25 »
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Oops, just notice that you were looking for a free FTP client. Before I bought SmartFTP I did some research and could not find a free one that had the multi connection option... this was the most important option in my case.

I might be wrong, but when I was using FireFTP (free) I remember being able to upload to more than one site at once.

Yes, you can have up to 10 concurrent transfers.

« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009, 21:11 »
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Thanks nialat.  I see that SmartFTP is only $36.95 though, so that is almost free.  Uploading to more than one site at at time is a great feature.


I had mentioned SmartFTP above, but based on that last quote of yours, you might want to try http://www.isyndica.com/photos

« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009, 21:37 »
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I ftp to several local printers, it looks like Isyndica doesn't work outside of their agency list.  Although it looks fantastic, I'm not a huge uploader so $9.95 per month vs free doesn't make sense right now (especially when FT is going to reject everything I send anyway :( ).  Somtimes though I say, man oh man I should just shoot stock for a living and give up this chasing invoices and wiping little soccer star's noses.  If that day comes, I would go for Isyndica!

hlth - if you have an affiliate code you should post it here for Isyndica.

« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 01:42 »
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I ftp to several local printers, it looks like Isyndica doesn't work outside of their agency list.  Although it looks fantastic, I'm not a huge uploader so $9.95 per month vs free doesn't make sense right now (especially when FT is going to reject everything I send anyway :( ).  Somtimes though I say, man oh man I should just shoot stock for a living and give up this chasing invoices and wiping little soccer star's noses.  If that day comes, I would go for Isyndica!

hlth - if you have an affiliate code you should post it here for Isyndica.

Actually: iSyndica supports FTP so you can connect directly to your local printers. You mention $9.95 but there is a free subscription (pay as you go) and a $4.99/month. Feel free to message me if you have any questions and I can help you get setup.

« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2009, 07:25 »
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You can queue up your files and FTP them to multiple sites using filezilla.

See this thread:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/software-general/how-to-schedule-uploads-with-filezilla/msg85839/

« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2009, 13:33 »
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Hi All,

 I use Captain FTP but if you find one that works well for you I would stick with it. If it ain't broke don't fix it  :)

Best,
Jonathan

« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2009, 14:37 »
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Is FileZilla working with Veer now? Last time I tried it cannot display file listing.

Dook

« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2009, 15:33 »
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Try CoreFTP, also.

« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2009, 03:57 »
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I added a poll to the thread

« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2009, 10:43 »
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 I don't want to hijack this post but can people offer why they like the FTP they use. What makes it easy, has it had any bugs. I can say for Captain FTP before their newest upgrade sometimes it would have trouble throwing files away correctly but they seem to have fixed that bug.

Best,
Jonathan

« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2009, 22:16 »
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I guess little changes in FTP so there's not much comment here?

for me it's got to be smartftp, but the version I have costs $50, the reason: its the only one with multi upload, and by that I don't mean you can have more than one concurrent connection, I mean you can select a bunch of files then select several or all of your websites and then with a single click they go into the queue, submitting each file to each site in turn (al a my video at
Guide to FTP for the Microstock Photographer
)

but now isyndica came along poor old smart doesn't see much action!

« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2009, 03:49 »
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I am using Cushy Stock for multi upload to the different stocks. Because I am using an older version of Cushy Stock until now (1.8.5), it doesn't work well for Featurepics. So I use Filezilla for Featurepics uploading. In Cushy I do all the titles, descriptions and keywording, then the uploading to all the selected stocksites together. When I come back home, all is uploaded an I only have to submit the files. Also for stocks that doesn't support FTP, I can do the titles and so on in Cushy. The stocks can read the IPTC data.
Only for Istock I have to copy and paste the info from Cushy to the website when uploading a file. Recently I discovered about iptc and xmp (see other topic about iptc).
I use the up-loader on the website for Zymmetrical, because when I upload with Cushystock or Filezilla the images don't show up on the site. (And yes, I did upload them to the subfolder.)
Filezilla works fine, but it doesn't show thumbnails of the images, only the names of the images. Cushy stock shows all: the thumbnails, the names and the iptc info. 
When a site is down, or there are ftp problems on a site, images in Cushy stock get a "failed to upload'. Next time I can easy select the failed uploads to try again. 


 

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