Desktop FTP Clients

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 (Recommended)

View the FileZilla tutorial »

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.

Visit the FileZilla tutorial »

Cyberduck (Recommended)

View the Cyberduck tutorial »

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.

Visit the Cyberduck tutorial »


View the WS_FTP 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.

Visit the WS_FTP tutorial »


View the SmartFTP tutorial »

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

Visit the SmartFTP tutorial »

Core FTP

View the Core FTP tutorial »

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 WinSCP 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 Transmit 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.

Visit the Transmit tutorial »

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ftp-clients/start.txt · Last modified 2018/04/17 18:03 (external edit)