Download of the day: FileZilla

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FileZilla is a feature-packed FTP client that does much more than just upload files.

Why you need it

FTP can seem a little confusing to the novice, but not with FileZilla. This easy to use program utilises a drag and drop interface, making the uploading of files simplicity itself. You can pause and resume the transfer of large files over 4GB, and if the transfer gets aborted, FileZilla still manages to retain a useable link using its Keep Alive feature.

The tabbed interface allows you to manage multiple sites at once, while you can search for and edit files remotely. It's cross platform, too, so you can use it to upload files on your work PC and then manage them on your home Mac. And to help even more, the bookmarks, filename filters and synchronised directory browsing all serve to take the pain out of FTP.

It's got plenty of technical compatibility as well. FileZilla supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), plus IPv6, HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy.

Key features

  • Works on: PC, Mac, Linux and more
  • Versions: Free
  • Simplicity: FileZilla has an intuitive interface and plenty of easy to understand features
  • Pause and resume: If you're uploading big files, FileZilla allows you to resume that download if it times out or aborts
  • Work remotely: You can edit and find files remotely, and its cross compatibility means you can use FileZilla no matter what operating system you prefer

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