About FileZilla

FileZills is an on-premise file transfer protocol (FTP) software that can be run on mutliple operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and more. The system comes with filename filters, directory comparisons, a site manager and transfer queue, and large file support under 4GB of storage. FileZilla also comes with a graphical user interface to provide users with quick navigation and search functionality.


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16 Reviews of FileZilla

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.84 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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August 2021

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Mariam from Bank of Georgia

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

Top FTP solution on the market

I can now handle projects on both my local PC and the distant server with ease. I'm also capable of maintaining appropriate synchronization between the two platforms. The fast connect bar on the top of the FileZilla program eliminates the trouble of remembering and inputting the password every time. If there is any other job going on at the same time, I may adjust the transfer speed limitations to my satisfaction. This file transfer program is suggested for all users for moving data from one location to another, whether it's your local computer or a remote server. Very handy if your file has been updated and you need to sync it with the cloud or a distant server in real-time. It is quite popular since it is free of charge.

Pros

Filezilla's ability to be a full-featured file management program appeals to me. It has been intended to be used to move files via FTP or SFTP, for example, for web hosting. I found more practical usages than the company could realize for this software. I like to use it not only to handle FTP transactions but I can really see hidden files on my machines without going to my settings or input a certain key combination. I also want to be able to delete files that I wouldn't be able to delete permanently through Filezilla. On my Mac, I can actually delete the file and then go to the garbage basket, without having to send it to the trash bin. I may really erase it from the local file page of the window from the whole device. The second wonderful thing about Filezilla and the deletion of files is that: I recently was banned from accessing my OneDrive, which lets you to maintain a local cloud file shortcut. I could not even remove the files by being banned. I could truly remove files and directories permanently with Filezilla. This program must be installed on any machine (and I have 3). I also love that the search file on Filezilla is one thousand thousand times faster.

Cons

FileZilla's least able to help in is its data transmission speeds. 2 Mbps is the maximum upload rate. This means that I can receive and upload a dedicated 40Mbps bandwidth connection. Sometimes this is not suitable for massive data transfer, since it takes a lot of time.

August 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

FTP Fantastic

Filezilla never lets me down. It works everytime! I can connect to the server I need and upload and download what is needed. The settings are setup out of the box, so nothing to really worry about. All the settings you need for different servers are at your fingertips and easily found. Great product.

Pros

Implementing Filezilla is very quick and basic. You can have this FTP client installed within minutes and connect to your needed server in moments. Filezilla has all the settings you need to connect to any server. Fast uploads and downloads work great.

Cons

The only negative is how when you first open Filezilla, you have to click File -> Site Manager... It would be nice if the Site Manager just opened when you open Filezilla. Could save a click or two.

Reasons for Switching to FileZilla

Cyberduck has a tendency to hide the "htaccess" file and that is better on Filezilla.

September 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2021

Free cross platform FTP software with drag and drop interface

I use Filezilla for developing websites as I copy files over to staging areas on the remote site. I find it easy to use for this purpose as it has a drag and drop interface. I can easily see which files I need to copy by ordering them by date and time.

Pros

It is free, but then so are some alternatives e.g. Cyberduck It automatically tells you when there are updates and it is easy to install the latest version I appreciated how it warns you if the destination server is insecure I can view and edit files on the remote site in my favorite editor I liked the drag and drop interface

Cons

The first time I installed it, I didn't realize I should have checked a box to prevent bundled offers from being installed. It does warn you and advises you to check the box, but I found it easy to overlook. It took me a while to get rid of the junk software, scan my computer for potential threats and carry on. There was no ability to synchronize folders so changes are automatically copied over.

Reasons for Choosing FileZilla

I preferred the interface compared to Cyberduck and I know quite a lot of people who use FileZilla who I could potentially turn to if I have a problem.

July 2021

Marcius from Rizzo SEO

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

The best free FTP solution you'll ever need

I've been using FileZilla for probably over 10 years and didn't even think about looking for something else because it gets the job done and it gets the job done beautifully. It's constantly being updated, yet I've never experienced any bugs. I see new features being developed like integration with Storj, so it keeps with the new modern times. The FileZilla Pro also has options for amazon S3, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. So it really offers a lot, and if you have a few extra bucks to throw in for the Pro version, it's really worth it!

Pros

FileZilla has everything you need to transfer files through FTP to your site hosting or server. It is easy to use and intuitive. The development adds new features. I just saw that it integrates with STORJ - the decentralized storage platform based on the cryptocurrency. How cool is that? It has all the advanced options you need, without making it confusing. The basic settings will work for 90% of use-cases when transferring files to your host. And you also have those advanced options for specific use cases. So everything you need for FTP, you can find in FileZilla.

Cons

The design of the software and website could be improved to make it look more modern. I'm afraid many people not giving it a chance because of other "shiny" tools that can't do 10% of what FileZilla can do. Some options are tucked away, hidden, which makes it hard for me to find them. I understand this is also a positive because you don't want to confuse new users with unnecessary options being presented.

Reasons for Switching to FileZilla

I used Total Commander before, like 15 years ago when it was popular, but FileZilla has an easier structure and less confusing "commands". Yet, the blue color of Total Commander is somewhat nostalgic.

July 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Quick and stable FTP client

An absolute gem for working with FTP. It does only that, but you won't need anything else.

Pros

Lightweight, customizable, stable, standard-adherent, fault tolerant, automated: basically everything you want from an FTP client it's there. Its server counterpart, FileZilla Server is also a neat software.

Cons

I'm struggling to find cons to FileZilla, of course it has some bugs but in my many years of real life usage i encountered them maybe once. Maybe a related con is the relative difficulty to obtain it without getting harassed by adware, offers, and so on.