FlashFTP - Swift FTP/SFTP Client App Reviews

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cant set permissions

Can ’t seem to set basic folder permsissions in this app.

awesome!

It has cool UI that similar to Finder.app.

Suggested!

It’s a simple FTP client, but enough powerful for all common needs. Suggested.

I welcome this alternative

Is a working sftp client, a nice alternative to others, still has a lot of space for improvement in usability as it is not so quite intuitive, but works and allow to preview finder like files in a nix server.

Not as good as Cyberduck

Kinda worthless because you can’t tell how long a file transfer is going to take, and you also can’t create new folders without an error popping up.

Nice - no significant overhead FTP

Been using FTP programs since 1980 and the newest ones for the Mac have so much overhead I have to close and restart every few minutes. They are not designed for large number of FTP transfers into directories with 10,000+ files. This is the fastest one I have found, doesn’t take up much RAM, and I don’t have to “force quit” every few minutes. It would be nice to have a progress bar, spinning wheel, etc when transfering files. Reminds me a bit of the old computer operating systems that didn’t have a flashing cursor, you never knew exactly when it was finished. But it’s fast enough that I rarely have to wait to use the files I move around. It would be nice to have a lot of extra features but they would probably slow down the application and make it into an FTP nightmare (like Cyberlduck is now).

Good. But, had odd file name listings.

I do like the interface of this application. I am giving it a 3-Star review becuase when I logged into one of my Virtual Linux Servers (at 1AND1.com) and did a directory listing, not all of the files showed up, and some where missing part of the file name. I installed FileZilla (the App I usually use, but I wanted to give something new a try) and everything in FileZilla reflected the correct file names. I then rooted into my server via SSH to ensure the only App displaying erroneous filenames was FlashFTP, and that was indeed the case. A directory listing from the command prompt matched Filezilla. FlashFTP continued to display the wrong file names in several directories as I perused my files. So, if you can fix that bug I will re-review and give you 5 stars. One thing to tell your programmer is that the files that were coming up wrong were showing a file size of 0 bytes. Odd. -Charlie

Perfect Alternative to Fetch

I bought this as an alternative to Fetch as, at least in my hands, Fetch did not work anymore (I lateron found the problem with Fetch and was able to get it going again). Indeed, it is a great alternative, with its simple two panel approach. I like it now more than Fetch as its operation is astoishingly simple and at the same time very powerful. Of course, it is dirt cheap which makes me overlook the one or other shortcoming, of which there are very few for a program still in its first version.

Remote file name display is broken

I had the same issues as Raul. Remote filenames are not displayed correctly and size is listed as 0B. As these were files I was uploading for a client I had to use another app to make sure the transfer was good. If you can fix this bug I would also rate it 5 stars. I like the suggestion of displaying the progress meter for transfers in the main window. The little hourglass icon is not intuitive. Keep up the good work!

Needs improvements

I like the program interface, and it’s kinda cool. The price is very reasonable for a program with basic functionality. However there are few bugs which needs to be addressed. First one is creation of folders. I created a folder and renamed it. I tried to open the renamed folder and it says can not open untitled folder (the default name given). I renamed the folder but this program did’t know. Another cool must add feature is dual live browsing. Means something like if you are in same directory and if you open Folder A on Local Pane should also open Folder A on remote pane. The directory listing is weird too. Most FTP programs / browsing lists folders first and then single files however this program lists everything alphabetically and something it’s hard to find the folder / file you are looking for.

Not happy

I coun’t figure out how to use it. There are no instructions. The help site takes you to some other product. I bought it and deleted it.

Good FTP Client

Works simply. I’ve used other FTP clients over the years and hadn’t needed one till recent since 6 years. I had no trouble using it.

GH

The app is easy to use (intuitive if youve ever used these programs before) and performs well.

How to use Flash FTP

It is pretty intuitive once you get started. The left side of the page is the source of the files on your local computer. On the right hand side is the location you are wanting to upload to (you see that after you log in). To log in you click on the little icon at the top of the page that looks like two desktop computers one behind the other. If you need to go to a particular folder the pull down “more options” and give it the name of your folder in answer to “remote path:” Once you see on the right hand side of the page the place where you want to put your new (or updated file) then locate the file you wish to upload on the left side of the page and click on it to highlight it. Then pull down the “file” menu and choose “upload”. You don’t drag and drop like the advertisement says.

Will not open certain sites - support is non-existent

I was able to open this same ftp site and log-in using a standard browser ( Chrome ), but all I get with this app is an error message: ( NSURLErrorDomainerror -1002 ). Support is non-existent with a very primitive web site that looks totally amateurish. Im dumping this in the trash. Wasted $4 STAY AWAY

Works well for file transfers but the UI needs work

This app is good at file transfers but the UI needs some serious work. I can get the my job done via drag/drop. I think the core funtionality is a good start but I look forward to some serious improvements to the user interface. Once that is done, this will be able to compete well in this functional space.

Great App for My Simple Needs

I have a host gator site and needed to upload files to it in an easy way. I wanted to be able to drag and drop files in. I also wanted it to remember the info so I wouldn’t have to jump through hoops each time I used the softwre. This fits those requirements.

Orphaned product it appears -save your money

No instructions. Unable to save a profile that I can figure out. Need to re-enter data or guess. Link to website goes to another product About page lists a different company name Too many other options. Save your money. I was sucked in.

Worth the price

With the disabling of FireFTP I needed something quickly. FlashFTP is a pleasant surprise. Works great. What more can one ask?

does what I need

FlashFTP gets the files uploaded every time. An option to connect automatically when it first starts would be convenient.

Works much easier that Cyber Duck

It is much easier to use that Cyber Duck!

Simple, easy to use

Good app. Clean UI. No-brainer to use

Does the job

The app is very basic and simple, but uploads and downloads files, which is its only mission. There’s no help or documentation, so if you’re not familiar with how such an application works, someone will have to walk you through it and help you the first time. Also, it gets stuck if you try to delete a batch of files from the server at once. If you go one-by-one, it always works. Can’t recommend this if you’re working with large websites, but fine for fairly simple ones.

Does exactly what it says it does

There’s nothing fancy about this app. Not particularly robust or feature rich. You can’t edit directly from your site, must down load, edit and upload. But it doesn’t claim to do that. It simply transfers files back and forth. And it does that very well. If you’re looking for a simple ftp app this is the best one I’ve found.

Great for the Price

I needed to replace FireFTP after it was not updated for the latest version of Firefox. This application was recommended on several Websites. It works great and is easy to use. I highly reccommend it.

Easy to use

This app is my favorite for uploading files. It’s fast and easy to use.

Limited functionality

This app functionality is too limited to be helpful. My biggest disapointment is that I cannot edit text files and save directly from the remote device. I’m love my WinFTP and am looking for a similar app on the Mac.

Good for non-tecchie people

I’m a creative, spiritual person and so I need things to be easy, straight-forward and intuitive when it comes to using software, tech, etc. I was able to drag/drop the file and upload it to my sales server without any problems. Very happy with it so far! It helped to read through top reviews to get the step by step instructions. I recommend it for people who, like me, need intuitive tech.

Terrible

Looked simple to use but no directions and no rollover hints on buttons. Drag and drop didn’t work. Wost software expererince I’ve had in awhile.

Crashed on first use

I got this to upload a site to my Bluehost website. It looked promising—I could view the file folder structure of my site—but then it crashed on first attemopt to upload. Now it generates a crash message everytime I even think about uploading. Worthless to me.

Easy

Very simple to use.

Worth the price

With the disabling of FireFTP I needed something quickly. FlashFTP is a pleasant surprise. Works great. What more can one ask?

Orphaned product it appears -save your money

No instructions. Unable to save a profile that I can figure out. Need to re-enter data or guess. Link to website goes to another product About page lists a different company name Too many other options. Save your money. I was sucked in.

Great App for My Simple Needs

I have a host gator site and needed to upload files to it in an easy way. I wanted to be able to drag and drop files in. I also wanted it to remember the info so I wouldn’t have to jump through hoops each time I used the softwre. This fits those requirements.

Works well for file transfers but the UI needs work

This app is good at file transfers but the UI needs some serious work. I can get the my job done via drag/drop. I think the core funtionality is a good start but I look forward to some serious improvements to the user interface. Once that is done, this will be able to compete well in this functional space.

Will not open certain sites - support is non-existent

I was able to open this same ftp site and log-in using a standard browser ( Chrome ), but all I get with this app is an error message: ( NSURLErrorDomainerror -1002 ). Support is non-existent with a very primitive web site that looks totally amateurish. I'm dumping this in the trash. Wasted $4 STAY AWAY

How to use Flash FTP

It is pretty intuitive once you get started. The left side of the page is the source of the files on your local computer. On the right hand side is the location you are wanting to upload to (you see that after you log in). To log in you click on the little icon at the top of the page that looks like two desktop computers one behind the other. If you need to go to a particular folder the pull down “more options” and give it the name of your folder in answer to “remote path:” Once you see on the right hand side of the page the place where you want to put your new (or updated file) then locate the file you wish to upload on the left side of the page and click on it to highlight it. Then pull down the “file” menu and choose “upload”. You don’t drag and drop like the advertisement says.

GH

The app is easy to use (intuitive if you've ever used these programs before) and performs well.

Good FTP Client

Works simply. I’ve used other FTP clients over the years and hadn’t needed one till recent since 6 years. I had no trouble using it.

Not happy

I coun’t figure out how to use it. There are no instructions. The help site takes you to some other product. I bought it and deleted it.

Needs improvements

I like the program interface, and it’s kinda cool. The price is very reasonable for a program with basic functionality. However there are few bugs which needs to be addressed. First one is creation of folders. I created a folder and renamed it. I tried to open the renamed folder and it says can not open untitled folder (the default name given). I renamed the folder but this program did’t know. Another cool must add feature is dual live browsing. Means something like if you are in same directory and if you open Folder A on Local Pane should also open Folder A on remote pane. The directory listing is weird too. Most FTP programs / browsing lists folders first and then single files however this program lists everything alphabetically and something it’s hard to find the folder / file you are looking for.

Remote file name display is broken

I had the same issues as Raul. Remote filenames are not displayed correctly and size is listed as 0B. As these were files I was uploading for a client I had to use another app to make sure the transfer was good. If you can fix this bug I would also rate it 5 stars. I like the suggestion of displaying the progress meter for transfers in the main window. The little hourglass icon is not intuitive. Keep up the good work!

Perfect Alternative to Fetch

I bought this as an alternative to Fetch as, at least in my hands, Fetch did not work anymore (I lateron found the problem with Fetch and was able to get it going again). Indeed, it is a great alternative, with its simple two panel approach. I like it now more than Fetch as its operation is astoishingly simple and at the same time very powerful. Of course, it is dirt cheap which makes me overlook the one or other shortcoming, of which there are very few for a program still in its first version.

Nice - no significant overhead FTP

Been using FTP programs since 1980 and the newest ones for the Mac have so much overhead I have to close and restart every few minutes. They are not designed for large number of FTP transfers into directories with 10,000+ files. This is the fastest one I have found, doesn’t take up much RAM, and I don’t have to “force quit” every few minutes. It would be nice to have a progress bar, spinning wheel, etc when transfering files. Reminds me a bit of the old computer operating systems that didn’t have a flashing cursor, you never knew exactly when it was finished. But it’s fast enough that I rarely have to wait to use the files I move around. It would be nice to have a lot of extra features but they would probably slow down the application and make it into an FTP nightmare (like Cyberlduck is now).

Not as good as Cyberduck

Kinda worthless because you can’t tell how long a file transfer is going to take, and you also can’t create new folders without an error popping up.

I welcome this alternative

Is a working sftp client, a nice alternative to others, still has a lot of space for improvement in usability as it is not so quite intuitive, but works and allow to preview finder like files in a nix server.

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