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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 15268 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. 

« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2009, 16:33 »
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I used the Total Commander's built-in ftp but after having more issues with the staying at 100% uploaded forever, I changed to Filezilla. I'm just saying this because at the Toatlcmd forums the author said, he will not find and correct the bug, use an another ftp client, anyway, ftp it's not the main feature of totalcmd. Very unprofessional way of thinking.

I don't know how it's made, but filezilla uploads with 120kbytes/sec while other clients were uploading with 20kbytes/sec. Very nice.

Sometimes I'm using the Windows Explorer window to upload something. It's always there and available, but needs smooth internet connection since it's the simplest that can exist.


 

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