Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Firefox Plugin of the Day: FireFTP

I needed an FTP client that would do FTPS - which, as I learned, is totally different than SFTP. One apparently runs over SSH and one over TLS. Getting all this? Anyway, that's what I needed, and a client pointed me to FireFTP.

I really couldn't imagine needing yet another FTP program. I do most of my FTP'ing with good old ncFTP, which I've always found reliable. And when I do want a graphic FTP (or SFTP) implementation, there's always WinSCP.

But, I have to say, I'm impressed with FireFTP. It runs as a Firefox add-on, which means that if you have Firefox, you don't need to install yet another app. It's got a simple click and drag interface, which is pretty standard these days.

Next time a client asks me for a simple FTP option, I'm going to try sending them to FireFTP. I think it's about as simple as it gets, and does the whole secure thing absolutely painlessly.

1 comment:

  1. That is pretty basic. FTP Manager Lite is one of the best free FTP and SFTP client software. The clean interface is super easy to use. It will perform your files transfers quickly and efficiently. It also supports FXP for superfast server to server transfers. It is perfect for backups or synchronizing servers.