6 Best Free Android FTP Tools
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a popular and time-honored
method of transferring files to and from remote network sites and
devices. FTP is built on a client-server architecture and uses separate
control and data connections between the client and server
applications. The FTP client connects to the FTP server, and enables
the user to send and retrieve files from that server.
FTP is one of many different file transfer protocols that are
used in computing. Other examples include the Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP), BitTorrent, the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), and
Secure Copy (SCP).
FTP's popularity for general downloading files has declined in
recent years. However, it remains a great way of moving large files and
represents one of the quickest ways to transfer files to and from
Android devices. Of course, FTP is not the only way of transferring
on the Android platform. We particular like sending files using the
Bluetooth File Transfer app which uses the OBEX protocol.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 6 top FTP tools for Android. We
have selected the finest dedicated FTP clients and servers, as well as our
favorite FTP utility. Hopefully there will be something of
interest here for anyone who wants to transfer files with the minimum
of fuss and bother. FTP clients are included in some file managers,
Expert and ES
File Explorer being notable examples.
Now, let's explore the 6 FTP tools at
hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of
the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and
reviews. We give our highest recommendation to SwiFTP and AndFTP.
||Open-source server which is ideal for newbies
SFTP, SCP, FTPS client
||Utility that synchronizes files between your Android
device and a PC
configurable and attractive FTP client
||Clean and compact FTP server
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Last Updated Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 04:12 PM EST