FileZilla – FTP and SFTP graphical client

FileZilla is a multi-platform FTP and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

The software includes a site manager which allows the creation of a compilation of FTP sites, with individual setting for port, protocol, login details, starting directories etc. This functionality is similar to bookmarking/cookies included with popular web browsers, saving time when accessing popular sites.

FileZilla is divided into a series of window panes. Below the icons sits a message log which displays console-type output showing the commands sent by FileZilla and the remote server’s responses

The file and folder view, displayed under the message log, provides a graphical interface whereby users with file management to locate files they wish to upload and download, using drag and drop.

The transfer queue, displayed along the bottom of the window, shows the real-time status of each queued or active file transfer.

Features include:

  • Ability to resume uploads and downloads including large files greater than 4GB.
  • Custom Commands.
  • Site Manager with folders.
  • Keep Alive system.
  • Timeout detection.
  • Firewall support.
  • SOCKS4/5 and HTTP1.1 Proxy support.
  • SSL secured connections.
  • SFTP support.
  • Upload/Download Queue.
  • Drag & Drop support.
  • Configurable speed limits.
  • Automatically refresh remote directory listing if queue finishes successfully.
  • Filename filters.
  • Multi-language support (including Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, and many more languages).
  • GSS authentication and encryption using Kerberos.

Website: filezilla-project.org
Support: Forums, Wiki
Developer: Tim Kosse (Project Leader), Xiowen Xin (Additional Developer) and others
License: GNU GPL

FileZilla

FileZilla is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Return to FTP Clients Home Page


Popular series
Guide to LinuxNew to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series. We start right at the basics and teach you everything you need to know to get started with Linux.
Free and Open Source SoftwareThe largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Each article is supplied with a legendary ratings chart helping you to make informed decisions.
ReviewsHundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software. We offer helpful and impartial information.
Alternatives to Proprietary SoftwareReplace proprietary software with open source alternatives: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Autodesk, Oracle, Atlassian, Corel, Cisco, Intuit, and SAS.
Linux Around The WorldLinux Around The World showcases events and usergroups that are relevant to Linux enthusiasts.
AudioSurveys popular streaming services from a Linux perspective: Amazon Music Unlimited, Myuzi, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal.
Saving Money with LinuxSaving Money with Linux looks at how you can reduce your energy bills running Linux.
System ToolsEssential Linux system tools focuses on small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.
ProductivityLinux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.
Home ComputersHome computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.
Now and ThenNow and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years. It can be a bumpy ride.
Linux at HomeLinux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.
Linux CandyLinux Candy reveals the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun and escape from the daily drudgery.
DockerGetting Started with Docker helps you master Docker, a set of platform as a service products that delivers software in packages called containers.
Android AppsBest Free Android Apps. We showcase free Android apps that are definitely worth downloading. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series.
Programming BooksThese best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language. Learn a new language today!
Programming TutorialsThese free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to our free programming books series.
Stars and StripesStars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA.
Share this article

Share your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.