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Cute FTP Home 8.3.4

Cute FTP Home 8.3.4

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Easy drag and drop file transfer utility."

Overview

If you are looking for an application that can help you safely transfer important files and documents from your computer to the FTP servers, then look no further than the Cute FTP Home software. Overall, the application is an easy to use utility that allows you to upload content for your website, download your favorite tunes and videos, transfer other software from your PC to remote computers, securely move important work documents from your office computer to your home computer and vice versa, and so on and so forth.

Installation

The Cute FTP Home edition application is currently available for Windows 2000 or better. The installation kit has approximately 16MB and it includes a thirty days trial period. Therefore, anyone can download it and decide for themselves whether the FTP client application meets their requirements and needs. During the installation, you will have the ability to choose the options that you want to install with the software. Even though it includes the Ask toolbar, you are not obliged in any way to install it, so you can uncheck it if you do not need it. Despite the fact that the installation bar leads you to believe that the installation will last for at least a couple of minutes, the truth is that it will be on your computer in less than ten seconds.

Interface

One of the things highly appreciated about the Cute FTP Home application is that it has a clear interface. Even though it is clear and, at first glance, intuitive, this particular FTP program includes a lot of advanced features as well. On the other hand, if you are new to transferring data via file transfer protocols, you should check out their help menu, as it includes a lot of useful information about the ins and outs of the Cute FTP Home.

The main window is split into four separate panes, even though when you open the application for the first time you will not see the upper pane, as it is hidden. It becomes visible once you choose any transfer action. As you might have guessed, the small upper window is the log pane where you can check out the commands you send and the response of the servers. The middle smaller windows present the information that you have on your local or remote computer, whereas the lower pane displays the files and folders that you are currently sending.   

Pros

One great thing about this application is that you can view your current files and folder or create new ones directly from the program. At the same time, it allows you to transfer any file you want from one computer to another computer or station. However, given the aforementioned features, you can realize that it can relocate your files a bit faster. Perhaps one of the best aspects of the Cute FTP Home application is the fact that the developer allows you to test it at its full capacity and with its entire array of features, for thirty days.

Another advantage worth mentioning resides in the fact that it incorporates an internal editor, which allows you to edit, change the name of the files or delete them.

Cons

The fact that when selecting a hard drive you are presented with the entire list shortcuts seems to be a bit pointless from some users’ point of view.

Alternatives

Some alternatives to Cute FTP Home application are FileZilla, WinSCP and Cyberduck for Win or Mac. Among all the similar ftp software, it is important to note that only FileZilla is remotely close to the capacity and options of Cute FTP Home.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, Cute FTP Home is the kind of program that can offer you a taste of the perfect combination between quality, performance and simplicity of use. Given the features and the fact that it indeed saves you a lot of time, it is worth keeping even after the trial period is over.

What's new in this version: - Added support for file date parsing from Windows NT IIS FTP Server - Improved retry logic on network failures when transferring via SFTP - Corrected more than 30 discrete issues that lead to Client/Server crashes - Corrected Windows 7 compatibility issues

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Cute FTP Home on 6 May 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Cute FTP Home Antivirus Report
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