WS_FTP Professional

WS_FTP Professional

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.3
  • Total Downloads:
    3,669,881
  • Date Added:
    November 03, 2010
  • File Size:
    26.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    233
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ipswitch
Publisher web site http://www.ipswitch.com
Release Date November 03, 2010
Date Added November 03, 2010
Version 12.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 26.09MB
File Name WSFTP_ProT128_Install.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,669,881
Downloads Last Week 233
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $54.95

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