Here's a handy little application that performs its basic functions well, and what's more, it's free. However, if you're looking for a more robust utility, don't get too excited by the price tag as you'll be disappointed with the features. DeluxeFTP offers a basic set of features and settings for downloading and uploading to FTP servers. There are no macros, scheduling or secure protocol support, but the program can download/upload several files at once to and from multiple FTP servers. Also, DeluxeFTP can resume a transfer once it's been interrupted. We like the basic interface, and you can move and hide any window or panel you're not using. The only downside is pesky dialog boxes that seem to pop up every time you transfer a file. Overall, DeluxeFTP gets a thumbs-up for ease of use and reliability.
What's new in version 6.0.1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 11, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Unlike other Free FTP clients, DeluxeFTP does not force you to view ads, registration reminders, or unwanted e-mail advertisements, nor does it limit you based upon time or personal use. Its features include a look and feel similar to Explorer, custom FTP commands, a connection wizard, dockable windows, and it works with folders and proxies. It features an enhanced site manager, full drag-and-drop support, concurrent downloads, folder bookmarks, resume support, and automatic retry.