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SmartFTP Client (32-bit)

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This powerhouse FTP client takes some getting used to, but you'll be glad you gave it a chance. Don't be alarmed by the cramped, multipane Windows Explorer-like interface; you can customize the toolbars and windowpanes however you like.

With the Local Browser window visible, SmartFTP supports drag-and-drop transfers like those on basic FTP clients. But its real power lies deeper within its option menus, where you'll find CHMOD remote file-attribute modification, background file transfers, multiple FTP connections, passive-mode transfers, site-to-site transfers (FXP), and connections via proxy or SSL. Using the Global Queue window, you even can schedule downloads or uploads to more than one server.

SmartFTP may overwhelm beginners, but it's a natural for intermediates and up.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Watch For the Con"

    October 8, 2013  |   By cdn_lcl

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.0.1220

    Pros

    Does what it is suppose to do.

    Cons

    If you get the service plan either through purchase or upgrade when it expires so does your program.
    No response from customer service

    Summary

    I purchased the ultimate program plus service plan, never used the service so I didn't renew the service agreement, now the program is disabled. What I got was a service plan and the right to use the program as long as i continued with the service plan. In my opinion seriously misrepresented, enough so, that I wrote this review.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not Pleased"

    July 22, 2013  |   By pwc1011

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1330

    Pros

    When it works, it seems to work alright... but that's when it works!

    Cons

    - Crashes constantly
    - Updates break everything
    - Must buy maintenance... will upgrade and then not work without maintenance
    - Scheduled tasks do not work
    - Support is terrible

    Summary

    I've use the product for 2 years, and more often then not I have to use filezilla... which is FREE!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I can't uninstall SmartFTP Client"

    July 20, 2013  |   By davimill

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1330

    Pros

    Don't know. Didn't even try it.

    Cons

    Refuses to uninstall.

    Summary

    I am totally frustrated by SmartFTP Client's refusal to be uninstalled. Before I tried to use it, I decided to uninstall it after reading the one-star rating reviews on CNet. It won't even let Windows 7 Control Panel/Program Uninstaller remove it. Now I need to find out how to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Go elsewhere, this product is now a shell company."

    June 23, 2013  |   By tech_for_good

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1321

    Pros

    None. They are obsolete compared to CuteFTP on both support and features

    Cons

    Never been treated so badly by a company. I've had multiple issues with SmartFTP, and even as a *PAID* user, I was either ignored or told to try my luck in the forums. Support often takes over a week to answer, and I'm told to either restart my machine, or given scripted instructions that have nothing to do with the issues. They won't refund your money either.

    Summary

    Go with CuteFTP.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Utterly abhorrent company. Please avoid at all costs"

    June 23, 2013  |   By njns

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1321

    Pros

    Very few companies are as toxic and ruthless as SmartFTP. Sorry but that's the only "pro" I can think of.

    Cons

    There are enough appalling reviews of SmartFTP Inc. on this site (including one of mine) that I don't need to say anything more. Please read the DOZENS of one- and two- star reviews to see how they treat their paying customers. If you still want to buy this product after becoming aware of their business practices...well, hey, it's your money. Or "was", anyway.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Please avoid"

    June 21, 2013  |   By njns

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 2.5.1006.5

    Pros

    It is, honestly, a pretty good program, however...

    Cons

    ...please do not send this company any money. I purchased version 2.5 of their product, which was supposed to be a perpetual license for that major version. It didn't include upgrades to 3.0 or 4.0, but I understood that when I made the purchase. However, once you try to move your license to a new computer, that's where the nightmares begin. The company will not provide any downloads of past versions on their website. If you do find the version you bought, it won't let you enter an old license key. The company will not respond to support requests on their website, telling you that you have to buy a new license to get a response. Emails to them go unanswered because I have no license for their 4.x line. It's truly appalling.

    Summary

    I'm a 52-year-old professional software developer with two CS degrees, 30 years in the industry and countless hours producing open-source software on the side. I've spent my entire life encouraging my friends to buy software rather than pirate it, and to contribute to the software developers who produce programs that improve our lives. What do I tell them about a company like SmartFTP, who will not honor their licenses and will treat their paying customers like persona non grata? It's important that you buy your software and that you make voluntary contributions...but it's equally important not to support a company who will not hold up their end of the bargain. There are many open-source FTP clients out there, and I respectfully ask you to choose one of them.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Fraud and cheaters. Stay away from them"

    March 30, 2013  |   By Probuddha

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1314

    Pros

    has a nice UI and able to make multiple connections for faster uploads.

    Cons

    Big time cheaters
    No customer support
    If you format your PC, you need to pay again

    Summary

    Totally fraud company and big time looters. They say it's a one time fee you pay for buying the software but what they don't say is that IF you format your PC after the maintenance period of 1 yr expires, you'll have to buy the license again. This is nothing short of a big rip off. Stay away from them and use FileZilla instead. I was a big admirer of SmartFTP till the time I formatted my PC and was told that I need to pay for their license again, which I already did when I bought their software. Avoid SmartFTP at every cost

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Rating is for CNET not the program"

    February 22, 2013  |   By Dan T. Man

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1309

    Pros

    1. I was able to cancel the install

    Cons

    1. Just give me the program and not this downloader crap.
    2. Did a custom install and unchecked everything is it was downloading 25 megs for a FTP program. Really, 25 MB?
    3. Like I said in the pros, I was able to cancel the install, but 2 minutes later I get a Storage Vault Backup program popping up.

    Summary

    ****. CBS needs to stay the F out of the computer world.
    FIX this crap or learn to deal with people not posting what you want to see on your website.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Bad support for good software"

    September 13, 2012  |   By Houranis

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1264

    Pros

    Good, stable software with lot features, low price.

    Cons

    Very bad support, if you format your PC, you cannot use the license again, and support won't help you

    Summary

    Stay away of it.

    Updated on Sep 14, 2012

    Fraud, Stay away from it

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  • 1.0 stars

    "License should be though of as a subscription only"

    August 13, 2012  |   By mattheus81

    Version: SmartFTP Client (32-bit) 4.1.1260

    Pros

    None at all

    Cons

    Bait and switch as so many other users have said. If you need to reinstall the software you purchased after the 'maintenance period' of 12 months is up you are simply told to pay some more for more 'maintenance' even though you dont want to upgrade to the latest version, you simply want to be able to reinstall the version that you ALREADY PAID FOR!

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