Editors' reviewWith FTP programs, we want to get a lot of bang for our buck. Unfortunately, FTP Commander Pro comes with very few basic features, and its advanced offerings are limited to comparing and synchronizing local and remote directories. It also includes a basic FTP server. You are only allowed to transfer files one by one and work with one FTP site at a time. The program can't resume interrupted transfers, which is a big negative in our book. You can't browse FTP sites while downloading or uploading, either.
What's more, FTP Commander Pro doesn't support secure protocols or the ability to schedule sessions. While the interface is well designed and intuitive, we'd like to see a transfer queue and bookmarks. All in all, this is a middling FTP client that needs more features to stand out.
FTP Commander is not only easy to use (you can pick it up in minutes), it's also a very lean application (657kb) - yet has all the features and power of it's weightier counterparts. What's more, the latest version of FTP Commander has been translated into 26 languages. The program offers a no-nonsense interface consisting of two side-by-side local computer and FTP server panels.
The program lets you upload and download data or delete one or more files, including whole folders along with subdirectories. The program includes drag-and-drop file transfer, pop-up help, and a context sensitive menu (called up by right-clicking the mouse). Our ftp client is compatible with Proxy, Firewall, Sockets 4, 4.5, and 5. And advanced users can work in command line mode. Plus all commands and control operations can be assigned using the log file. Version 8 includes unspecified updates.
What's new in this version:
Version 8 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.