This program for updating sites could become your personal favorite. The first thing you notice is that the installation file size is tiny for such software--and after you launch the program, you realize why. CoffeeCup Direct FTP has no adware, useless features, or wasted space. Everything caters to the needs of a Web designer. The main window looks traditional, divided into three sections. The left side shows your computer's contents, the right side shows your site's contents, and the bottom panel shows not only the processes that take place during file transferring, but also the page you're uploading. You can drop a file into this window, view the code, and see how it looks in a Web browser. Even better, you can edit the file to make last-minute changes before uploading it to a Web site. This feature alone blows away many competing programs, making it a must-try for serious Web designers.
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No paste into host, username fields etc. No connection to server, no exdplanations, no error messages, no indication of progress, nothing, just some esoteric file names in the server field that were unopenable.Free trial only 7 days when not 21 days.
CoffeeCup Direct FTP is a very good little programme that is very easy to use. Once you have installed it and entered the details of your host server, you can upload or download your files without any hassle. You can even preview and edit a file that's on your server.
While upload seems to work fine, downloading HTML text files from a server sent me blank files withoug anything in them. It's lucky I noticed before I nearly wiped out both the online and offline copies of a Web site I manage. I recommend avoiding this program until they fix this serious problem.
What I really like about this software is how fast I can set up a connection with it then upload files. The best though is being able to open a file and edit it through the ftp program. It makes it great for quick fixes.
There is nothing bad to say about this application.
CoffeeCup Direct FTP is a very easy to use program for uploading your finished pages to the web. The program starts with the installation of the server(s) you're going to use. The explanation how to do this is simple and direct, no misunderstanding possible.
Once connected the screen presents your local directories and the directory of your web hosting company. With simple clicks you can make the windows pointing to the same set of files. Selecting a file or multiple files for uploading is easy with the CTRL-button and UPLOAD. Also downloading the files back to local disk can be done in the same easy way.
Excellent is the possibility to EDIT an uploaded file, make the change and upload again. Very comfortable for small corrections (don't forget to do the same correction on the local file to avoid the same error occuring over and over again)
The screen can be view in three different modes: FTP only, FTP and Edit mode, Edit mode only.
The easy use makes this program highly recommendable.