Desktop FTP Clients

ExaVault FTP and SFTP services can be used with any standard desktop FTP software. We've put together a series of tutorials on popular desktop packages so that you can learn to fully utilize the capabilities of your client.

NOTE: ExaVault supports the use of ANY desktop FTP client, not just those listed here.


FileZilla is a free and open source FTP client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is developed and maintained by Tim Kosse and the FileZilla team. Development started in 2001 and it has evolved to become one of the most popular FTP clients in use today.

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Cyberduck is a popular free and open source FTP client for Mac and Windows. It is developed by David V. Kocher, and has been used extensively by Mac users since 2003. Cyberduck isn't simply another knock-off FTP client, rather it takes a very unique and simple approach to file transfers.

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View the Cyberduck tutorial ».


CloudMounter is a hub between your ExaVault FTP storage and your computer. It makes working with remote hosts as easy as if the data were stored on your computer by letting you communicate with your FTP account from the comfort of Finder. CloudMounter is an all-in-one manager for Mac and fully compatible with macOS 10.10 and later and requires 32.15MB free space.

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View the CloudMounter tutorial »

CoffeeCup’s free FTP client

This FTP client for Windows has a modern look and feel to it and supports all the basic features important to web administrators, which is who this client is designed for. However, anyone can use this program if they want an FTP client that's simple to understand and provides an easy drag-and-drop interface between local and remote files.

Visit the CoffeeCup’s free FTP client tutorial »

View the CoffeeCup’s free FTP client tutorial ».

Core FTP

Core FTP is a commercial FTP client for Microsoft Windows. Development began in 2002, and it is maintained by There are two versions available:

  • Core FTP LE is the free version
  • Core FTP Pro is the low-cost supported version.

Visit the Core FTP tutorial »

View the Core FTP tutorial ».


ExpanDrive is a Network file system client for Mac OS and Windows users. It facilitates the mapping of local volume to your ExaVault FTP/SFTP server. When your FTP server is mounted with ExpanDrive any program can read, write, and manage remote files on the server as if they were stored locally.

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View the ExpanDrive tutorial ».


Fetch is a file transfer client for Apple Macintosh, that uses FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). The latest versions of this software - Fetch 5.3 and 5.7 runs on Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer. The interface of Fetch is simple and easy to use.

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View the Fetch tutorial ».


ForkLift 3 is the most advanced dual-pane file manager and file transfer client for macOS. Using ForkLift will come very easily. If you are used to Finder, everything will look familiar, and all the extra functionality will work as you expect it. ForkLift's user interface has got highly modular by now. You can have it anyways, from a minimal single pane look to the pedal-to-the-metal 3-ton engineering monster it can become, depending on what you need at the moment.

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View the ForkLift tutorial ».

FTP Commander

If you are searching for an easy-to-use FTP client for Windows, FTP Commander is a good choice. You can easily connect to your ExaVault account and upload or download files.

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GoodSync synchronizes files between your computer, mobile devices and your FTP, SFTP account. It is a professional easy and reliable software for file backup and synchronization for MacOS and Windows OS. GoodSync automatically syncs your files between any computer and your ExaVault account.

Visit the GoodSync tutorial »

View the GoodSync tutorial ».


MultCloud is free software with the help of which you can connect your local computer and ExaVault FTP server to centralize your file management. You can upload, download files, cut, copy, paste, move, delete and rename them in your browser. Moreover, if you use additional cloud storages you can also integrate them to MultCloud together with ExaVault account.

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SmartFTP is a commercial desktop FTP client written by SmartSoft LTD for Microsoft Windows. SmartFTP is available in three versions: Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise.

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View the SmartFTP tutorial ».


Transmit is a shareware FTP client for MacOS. Development began in 2005, and it is maintained by Panic. The latest version includes support for local-to-local and remote-to-remote syncs.

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View the Transmit tutorial ».

Viper FTP

Viper FTP is a handy and powerful file manager for macOS that you can use to connect with the ExaVault FTP account. Viper FTP allows you to transfer files by FTP, FTPS, and SFTP. Viper FTP allows you to upload files and folders to multiple servers with one click, transfer files in the background without blocking a server, create HTTP URL of a selected file, browse your activity (history), edit files on a remote server, manage local archives.

Visit the Viper FTP tutorial »

View the Viper FTP tutorial ».


WebDrive allows us to open and edit server-based files without downloading files on macOS and Windows. WebDrive uses a simple wizard to assign a network drive letter to ExaVault FTP/SFTP server. By connecting through a virtual drive you can access and edit files from the ExaVault account on your local PC.

Visit the WebDrive tutorial »

View the WebDrive tutorial ».


WinSCP is a open-source FTP client for Microsoft Windows. Development began in 2000, and it is maintained by Martin Prikryl. In addition to its GUI interface, WinSCP offers batch file scripting and a command-line interface.

Visit the WinSCP tutorial »

View the WinSCP tutorial ».


WS_FTP is a commercial FTP client for Microsoft Windows. WS_FTP was originally created in 1993 by John A Junod, but it has been maintained by Ipswitch Inc. since 1996. WS_FTP is regarded by many to be the standard that FTP clients are compared to.

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View the WS_FTP tutorial ».


XFTP is a powerful SFTP, FTP file transfer program for MS Windows platforms. When applying Xftp, MS Windows users can securely transfer files between Unix/Linux and Windows PC.

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View the XFTP tutorial ».
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