FileZilla® is a cross-platform FTP, SFTP, and FTPS client with a vast list of features, which supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and more. FileZilla's dynamic tools help you move files between your local machine and your Web site's server effortlessly. For example, Filezilla lets you compare your files with in-directory server files to manage file syncing. You can also tab browse between servers and transfer files to them simultaneously, as well as edit server files on the go. And Filezilla is available in 47 languages worldwide!


  • FTP client and server
  • Supports FTP, FTPS and SFTP
  • Built-in file management
  • Advanced file settings
  • Reduces timeout errors
  • Multi-language support

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Editor's Review

FileZilla is a cross-platform graphical FTP, SFTP, and FTPS file management tool for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and more. With tons of intuitive tools, FileZilla helps you quickly move files between your computer and Web server. If you plan to use FileZilla regularly, you might like the advanced features like manual configuration and speed limit monitoring. While FTP may seem outdated, it’s actually a very reliable way to transfer large files or groups of files to your Web server. And, with FileZilla, you can deploy multiple simultaneous connections to speed up file transfers. Overall, FileZilla has everything you need to support your FTP needs including a documentation wiki and a forum.

Filezilla at a Glance

Filezilla is so easy to download and launch that you might not realize how powerful it is. Just enter a few basic server settings and you’re up and running with a single click. To upload and download files, simply drag and drop them between your Web server and computer. You monitor your actions in the site manager pane, which highlights the status of file uploads and downloads, or bypass the queue with manual transfer. You can also pause or cancel file transfers and even configure transfer speed limits to reduce file transfer errors, making the process of managing your Web site a breeze!

Product Details

Here is a detailed breakdown of Filezilla’s features:

  • FTP, FTPS, and SFTP support—Filezilla gives you a choice between several file transfer protocols and encryption methods, while supporting HTTP and the IPv6 Internet protocol.
  • Vital Info at a Glance—Filezilla lets you compare your files with server files in the same directory to see if their file name or size is out of sync via highlighted colors..
  • Built-in file management—A site manager lets you order transfer tasks via a server list and a transfer queue. It also supports resume, which means you can pause and continue transfers. Filename filters help locate specific files with the conditions you want. And you can edit server files on-the-fly, without downloading and re-uploading them back to the server.
  • Easy to navigate—A tabbed user interface allows you to multitask browse servers to transfer files between them simultaneously. Bookmarks provide easy access to frequently used files. You can also drag and drop files between your computer and Web server.
  • Advanced file settings—You can configure transfer speed limits to reduce file transfer errors and a network configuration wizard can assist you to configure any confusing network settings.
  • Reduces timeout errors—Filezilla checks your network connection and notifies you if it has been idle for too long by sending a keep-alive command.
  • Multi-language support—Filezilla is currently available in 47 languages worldwide.



FileZilla is a reliable, accessible program with many basic functions and advanced tools for expert users. If you are serious about FTP, FileZilla won’t disappoint. FileZilla stores your FTP credential in plain text instead of encrypting it. Therefore the onus is on you and your operating system to protect private data.

Quick Specs

  • Version: 3.9.01
  • File size: 21.6 MB
  • Date added: July 7, 2014
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, & Linux
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  • FileZilla is a good FTP program if you like your user interface filled with a lot of buttons, windows, columns, options, etc. Does not support automatically saving modified files to the remote server. There are about 15-20 feature requests in trac for this, however a developer by the name of codesquid has unilaterally vetoed and rejected forks disallowing this feature from coming into the main branch. Uninstalled.

  • Excellent

  • It works but some bugs are brought forward since the age of dinosaurs. One of them is the site manager whose window has random size and does not remember the last size. Now I've discovered that the random size is actually depending on the last host I open: 1) if it is an host in the first position in the list, the next time the window will be huge; 2) if you open an host that is in the tail of the list, the next time the site manager window will have a very small height. For a product like this, installed by default by hundreds of Linux distros, IT IS RIDICULOUS. It's not acceptable. And by the way I'm now tired to fill bugs report for nothing.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • This is a great program, does file transfers and more quite well - except for one crucial thing. There is no way to abort an upload transfer. Once the popup dialogue appears, and there are hundreds of files it is replacing with the same name, there is no method to abort the transfer and start again. The popup dialog prevents using any of the other buttons in the program while it is taking the dominant focus over the program. There are many reasons to abort an upload, this is why it is so important for FTP transfers to have that option on uploads & downloads, to abort the transfer and shut the transfer down without closing the entire program. This means the abort option has to be in the popup that appears warning of the same file. When the developer provides the abort option, then it is worthy of 5 stars.

  • Filezilla is fast and secure for ftp transfers across server and computer. I liked it a lot

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