Core FTP Lite is a top-notch freeware FTP client, with a wide, uncluttered layout to keep things organized. Easy to use and lacking only the most advanced of features, like multisite connections, Core FTP is a must-have.
Major functions such as Site Manager for maintaining connection information, Quick Reconnect, and mode switching are given big buttons on the toolbar. When you're connected to a site, though, the file-management pane also replicates buttons for most of these functions so you don't have to mouse very far to use the tool you need. The client supports all essential FTP functions, including multiple transfers, secure protocols, configurable ASCII uploading for specified file types, browser integration, and more.
There are few downsides to using this app. There's no scheduler. Some users have noted past stability issues, both in general and when conducting large transfers, but it seems that many older bugs have been worked out. We noticed no problems during our tests and strongly recommend Core FTP Lite.
Core FTP LE is fast and free FTP client with SFTP/SSH, SSL/TLS, and HTTP/HTTPS support, browser integration, FTP,HTTP, or SOCKS proxy, drag and drop, a site manager, a session manager, a queue manager, custom screens, bandwidth control, caching, auto-transfer, retry or resume, auto-reconnect options, auto S/key, remote file-searching, advanced directory listings, start, stop, or resume of transfers, chmod, and many other features. Core FTP LE is now free for business, personal and educational use.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.2 build 1718 fixed delays on mouse select in transfer manager, issues after clearing transfer manager, and sessions saving deleted items problem on exit.