WS_FTP Professional

WS_FTP Professional

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 49 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
12.3
File Size:
26.09MB
Date Added:
November 03, 2010
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $54.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
3,667,615
Downloads Last Week:
232
Product ranking:
#8 in FTP Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

While not the most glamorous of applications, WS_FTP comes loaded with professional-minded features for serious file-transfer tasks. New for version 2007 are improved protocols for portable drives and integrated searches with Google, Copernic and Windows.

The more refined XP-style look found in the 9.0 release remains intact, but the sheer number of features makes it confusing and difficult to execute simple tasks. To the app's credit, it does give you several options for customizing the interface to your specific tastes, and drag-and-drop functionality makes file transfers intuitive. We like WS_FTP's exceptional image-handling capabilities. The included thumbnail previews are nice, as is Active Edit, which lets you edit and remote images and other document types in a third-party app. Though the preview tool is convenient, it still stumbles on some formats such as Flash.

In addition to 256-bit encryption, the program also supports HTTP and HTTPS transfers, as well as SOCKS 4.0 and 5.0 proxies. You also get the ability to manage multiple-client SSL certificates. Other notable features include e-mail notifications, and "workspaces", which let you recall specific views of different servers. Overall, WS_FTP Professional is a feature-wealthy application that will indulge power users. Newbies should check out the leaner and cheaper WS_FTP Home edition.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 49 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current Version:

    2.2

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 3 stars

    "Using 12.00"

    September 04, 2012   |   By kmms

    Version: WS_FTP Professional 12.3

    Pros

    works, been using the same brand for years

    Cons

    none, simple to use

    Summary

    When I first started needing a FTP, I got their home edition in 2006. When I upgraded last time, I got WS_FTP Professional version 12. I had contacted the company looking to find out if the home edition could be updated and they recommended I upgrade to Pro version. When I needed help upgrading it from home edition to Pro, their customer service was very helpful.

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  • 1 stars

    "OK product, TERRIBLE COMPANY, TERRIBLY POLICY"

    August 17, 2012   |   By MMorales204

    Version: WS_FTP Professional 12.3

    Pros

    When it works it works well.

    Cons

    70% of the time it doesn't work or has problems, licensing method causes a lot of problems and continually has to be renewed. This is the only software that works with their FTP software.

    Software is sometimes slow and laggy.

    Summary

    Avoid working with this company, or you will be stuck to a 1 way solution that is not in the least bit flexible. The software is not the greatest, does what it should but you will hate yourself later when you realize the company you got with.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't Buy It--Buggy & Ipswitch Charges for Tech Support"

    August 10, 2012   |   By BryanCapps

    Version: WS_FTP Professional 12.3

    Pros

    When it works, it works well.

    Cons

    There's a bug in WS_FTP Pro that causes an undismissable modal dialog box to retain program focus when the "Change Folder Error" occurs, which happens randomly/unexpectedly and repeatedly. Ipswitch will not help you unless you pay for tech support. The only way to get around it is to close WS_FTP Pro, open Regedit, and delete the keys under HK_Users\(node)\Software\Ipswitch\WS_FTP\LastState\RightPane and ...\LeftPane, and then restart WS_FTP. But is that something you really want to do all the time?

    Summary

    Find a more competent/scrupulous software vendor.

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  • 1 stars

    "dinna work"

    October 06, 2011   |   By 3ds3

    Version: WS_FTP Professional 12.3

    Pros

    none I could never get it to down load out of the corporate network.

    Cons

    it would not take proxy bypass configurations and is now a total nightmare to remove

    Summary

    get filezilla that at least does what you tell it to

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  • 5 stars

    "Best FTP Client available yesterday, today and ..."

    September 23, 2011   |   By ddhservices

    Version: WS_FTP Professional 12.3

    Pros

    Works perfectly everytime

    Cons

    nil, nada, nyet, none

    Summary

    WORKS

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