Web Development

Filezilla Alternatives for FTP and Why You Should Use Them

FTP cyberduck uploader

About a year ago I was researching why my computer was not acting properly and came across some information about Filezilla, which I had downloaded a few months prior.

I’m not going to get into the nitty-gritty here, but here a summary is some information that I found:

FileZilla without the Spyware

This week I needed to start using FTP again. I wanted to avoid Filezilla completely, but also use a free FTP service (for now… but I can see the advantage to using Transit and other paid services in the future).

Here is a link to other options and their advantages:


Ultimately, I chose Cyberduck which I have used in the past and has an SFTP option.