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FTP software you use - including ones that are not free


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#1 TVDinner

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 06:50 AM

What FTP program does everyone use?
I have tried just about every free ftp program out there. But I never really found one that did everything I needed until a friend suggested WebDrive (You can find out more about it at File Transfer Software, FTP Server, FTP Client and WebDAV Document Collaboration Software. It is not a free program BUT IT IS EASILY THE BEST I have ever used. It literally creates a new "drive" on your computer for the site you are editing and then you can edit the files in real time. I have cut my site editing time in 1/2 and now get way more done. Really a good program.

PLEASE NOTE - I AM NOT an affiliate marketer of this program. It is the one I use and really like. If you have any questions about this program post it here and I will try to answer questions about it.

Does anyone else use a similar program?
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:38 AM

I've used something like this in the past, it has been a couple of years and the one I used did not work well. I currently use CuteFTP. Generally, when I'm on the same network I setup a samba share but for website editing I can see how this is useful. I will download it and give it a try. Thanks for the tip.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 08:53 AM

I generally use either command line or filezilla.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 11:42 AM

i know this thread is a self-promotion ad

but in windows i use smartftp or command line

and my web server comp. uses proftpd as a server.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 11:47 AM

icepack - this thead IS NOT a self promotion ad. I honestly asked. But the automatic text link ad thing this site does makes it look like that. I honestly wanted to know what others use, because I know most people can not purchase a program like webdrive and I am trying to give a friend (who does not want to buy webdrive) some advice on what others are using right now.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:45 AM

TVDinner, that program sounds interesting ill have to look into it. Im usually too lazy to open up another program to do file transfers so most of the time I just use IE.....

But there is another pretty large topic on this two posts below this one that you might find interesting :P

http://forum.codecal...ftp-client.html
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:53 AM

Sidewinder - it is an awesome program and it completely cut my work time in half. No more downloading, changing and then uploading - you do it all live. I love webdrive. it has really been great to use, compared to all of the ftp programs i used in the past.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:06 PM

OK, I just downloaded it and installed it, I must admit being able to edit in real time and not having to download, edit, upload is very nice. Although I'm not sure I like it for transferring large amounts of files (100+), seems to use windows explorer still. So perhaps ill stay with CuteFTP for uploading large amounts of files, and Webdrive for making changes to files. :)
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 05:39 AM

OK, I just downloaded it and installed it, I must admit being able to edit in real time and not having to download, edit, upload is very nice. Although I'm not sure I like it for transferring large amounts of files (100+), seems to use windows explorer still. So perhaps ill stay with CuteFTP for uploading large amounts of files, and Webdrive for making changes to files. :)


So it is basically a network share like Samba services? How fast is it when you press the "save" button.
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 01:22 PM

At work I use Filezilla. Its easy to use and it doesn't require any extensive setup.

Other than that.... I guess Cute FTP is okay...
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 11:29 AM

I have always used CoreFTP Lite
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:33 PM

FileZilla.
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