FileZilla

RATING:

4.69

(110)

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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FileZilla Reviews

Overall Rating

4.69

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for FileZilla

1 - 5 of 112 Reviews

User Profile

Mariam

Verified reviewer

Banking, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed 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.

Anonymous

1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed 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.

User Profile

Torikul

Verified reviewer

Internet, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

1

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

2

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed September 2021

An annoying FTP control panel

My experience with Filezilla is not good, because the software didn't represent itself as helpful software. Not matched with my requirement.

PROS

Have used Filezilla so many times but this software didn't make me happy with its functionality and features. Logged in for the file access is a nightmare. But yes, it gives a strong file management option that I like.

CONS

The UI UX is poor, all functionality is not strong, not comfortable to use and the whole Filezilla looks messy!

Reasons for switching to FileZilla

FileZilla wasn't able to fulfil my requirements, so I switched to WinSCP.

Anonymous

1 employee

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed 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.

Reason 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.

Eero

Consumer Electronics, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2021

Easy way to move files to and from the server

I have used Filezilla for more than 10 years now, and have no need to switch. The user information has been easy to move from one computer to another when changing hardware, and not one single time have I had any issues. For a while I was thinking that SCP connections are not supported, but apparently they can be used as well (some servers demand those). Good software.

PROS

The user interface is great. It features both the folder structure and contents of a chosen folder on the computer, and also the folder structures and contents of a chosen folder on the server. This makes it easy to drag and drop files and directories, unlike some other software that show only one side at a time.

CONS

It has a large amount of more complex options which make the menus a bit cluttered and sometimes some less-used features are difficult to find. At some point I read reviews online that Filezilla comes with some bloatware installed that the user cannot remove when installing, but I have not noticed such. You can always opt out from installing any additional junk when installing Filezilla.

Reasons for switching to FileZilla

Filezilla's user interface is just so much better in my opinion.

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