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Sep 1, 2018
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SmartFTP Review

Fernando Ortega
An advanced FTP client
A review of SmartFTP by Fernando Ortega

While this FTP client certainly isn't the easier program to learn your way around in, it definitely does offer an absolute ton of features with advanced usage that many other FTP clients don't offer. Smart FTP is worth the time it takes to learn how to use the program and you'll be glad you did once you get the hang of it.

If you've never tried SmartFTP before, it is an advanced FTP client which offers many advanced features such as interaction with countless different FTP servers. We tried connected SmartFTP with a couple of Linux-based FTP servers and with this client, you're able to perform several operations such as CHMOD, background file transfers, FXP transfers (site-to-site), passive-mode and many more.

Apart from some of the advanced features that SmartFTP is capable of, you're also given the ability to perform drag-and-drop operations which makes it possible to quickly upload and download files from FTP sites. The "Global Queue" window shows you what is currently scheduled, along with further options to create schedules and download/upload files at a certain time simply by right-clicking.

Though SmartFTP wasn't designed for the beginning with zero-knowledge, it is perfect for people who know what they're doing.

SmartFTP features and highlights:
  • Protocols: FTP and FTPS (Secure FTP)
  • Protocols: SFTP over SSH
  • FIPS 140-2 compliant
  • Modern Graphical User Interface
  • File/Folder Synchronization
  • Thumbnails View and Preview
  • Visual Compare
  • Advanced Schedule
  • SmartFTP includes a Backup Tool
  • URL Watcher
  • Cache Remote Directories
  • FTP command line

SmartFTP is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from ftp clients and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 30 days). The SmartFTP 9.0.2609.0 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

This ftp client software is filed under:
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  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: SmartFTP 9
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this ftp client software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of SmartFTP may be available from SmartSoft.

SmartFTP has been picked by our editors as very good.
SmartFTP has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested SmartFTP 9.0.2609.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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