"FTP Voyager: FREE FTP client and scheduler"
Brought to you by the SolarWinds family of software products, FTP Voyager is a FTP software client that supports FTP, FTPS, and SFTP over IPv4 and IPv6. It also includes file transfer scheduling and file synchronization features as well. This full featured client has everything you want and need in an FTP client and comes to you totally free from the SolarWinds software company. This freeware product will never cost you any money to use, and there's nothing better than a free software product that allows you to dig into a wide variety of FTP transfers.
There's been over 10 million downloads of this software to date, and this title consistently gets high marks from review sites like Cnet.com.
Installation of FTP Voyager is accomplished with just a few mouse clicks. The software file size is relatively small at around 12 megabytes, and it doesn't come with any additional adware/malware/spyware bundled with it. Instead, you get a perfectly clean installation.
This software is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home/Pro, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003.
In order to run this software properly, you should have at least a 1 GHz processor, 256 Megabytes of RAM, and at least 50 megabytes of free hard disk space.
The interface of FTP Voyager might seem a bit complicated at first, but that's just because it has so many options to explore. Beginners will still be able to use the programs basic functionality just fine, and advanced users will have the added bonus of being able to change a variety of settings to their specifications.
The New Site Wizard of the FTP Voyager program makes it easy to connect to an FTP server for the first time. Also, you can use the synchronization feature to sync folders at will. In the Site Profiles section, you can store a large list of FTP sites as well as their configuration settings with no problem at all. And when you want to get to the real guts of the program, the Options tab will allow you to change all the specifics you'd like, including Sounds, Proxy, Log, Prompts, SSH options, SSL certificates, timeout periods, and more.
The overall look of the interface is pleasing to the eyes, and all the program options are easy to find and navigate.
FTP Voyager was designed to be a program that makes its mark by having many configuration options. It can also serve as a stronghold of FTP sites that you frequently access, thanks to the Site Profile section. Beginners will like the basic functionality, while advanced users will like the extra configuration options like SSL and SSH management. Folder sync is also a great feature that some other FTP programs simply don't have. And, when FTP Voyager is done downloading a file or queue of files, you can set the program to automatically close, as well as other options too.
If you're looking for help with the program and how to use it, you'll find the help files and Knowledge Base very helpful. It lists a wide range of help topics and tutorial excerpts that will help you get started with the program right away. Tons of common issues are listed, so be sure to check it out.
- Some areas of the help section may seem a bit complicated for beginners
- Other freeware FTP programs are quicker to load
FileZilla - This is a great freeware program that, like FTP Voyager, allows you to store many FTP sites for later use. It also has many additional configuration options like support for proxy connections and firewalls. It also has a keep alive feature, auto ascii/binary transfer, download queue, and more. This is a great freeware alternative to FTP Voyager.
WS_FTP LE - This small FTP software program includes everything you need to download and upload files. It comes with a Site Manager and many other useful features too. The beauty of this program is in the lightweight functionality. It doesn't use a lot of system resources and is very quick to load. It's also a totally freeware program!
With the ability to resume large files and all the other great options this program has, it's no wonder that there's been over 10 million downloads to date. Tons of people are using this software because it works so well. The small system tray icon allows you to pull up the FTP client at will, and from there, connecting to new servers is quick and easy. Just check out the options tab to see all the great config options there are to attain perfect FTP connections. All in all, this is a great piece of FTP software that is perfect for beginners and advanced users alike.
Requirements: 1.0GHz CPU, 256MB Ram, 50MB free disk space
What's new in this version: Now 100% FREE! New Windows 7 interface and new scheduler service.
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