CuteFTP 9.0 for Windows

by GlobalSCAPE, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (155 votes)

File Details

File Size 18.8 MB
License Shareware, $59.99
Operating System Windows 7/8/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 74,309
Publisher GlobalSCAPE, Inc.
Homepage CuteFTP

Publisher's Description

CuteFTP is a business class FTP client completely redesigned from the ground up. It contains the proven features found in the award-winning CuteFTP and many new additions such as a completely redesigned interface, multi-threaded transfers, simultaneous site connections, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connections, and more. The result is a more powerful easy-to-use, well-designed application.

Latest Reviews

JacksonMktgSvcs

JacksonMktgSvcs reviewed v8.3.4 on Dec 28, 2011

Another great alternative is JSCAPE AnyClient--AnyClient is a free, platform independent file transfer application that supports all major file transfer protocols including FTP/S, SFTP, WebDAV/S and Amazon S3. AnyClient is available both as a web based ftp client requiring no software installation, and as a downloadable application that you can install locally.

http://www.jscape.com/pr...nsfer-clients/anyclient/

war593122

war593122 reviewed v8.1.0 Build 11.12.2007.4 on Dec 16, 2007

So lame that it displays speed in bits per second. Stupid! Let me choose and I'll be happy again.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v8.0.4 Build 01.09.2007.4 on Jan 30, 2007

In dealing with flaky bandwidth (I am in China), CuteFTP is the only FTP client that will reliably transfer files to my web server. Others try, but fail. CuteFTP is the only client that can accurately sync to my web server. Others always want to upload unchanged files.

Tried all the free tools, tried WS_FTP. CuteFTP gets the job done for me under difficult conditions, and with little attention.

For downloading, all are pretty good. For uploads, this is the best I've found.

PostDeals

PostDeals reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 12, 2006

I like CuteFTP but FileZilla is the clear winner in my orginization because its free and does everything we need it to. (File transfer)

Joe Dirt

Joe Dirt reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 11, 2006

I own CuteFTP 5.0 but haven't bought it recently because FileZilla has been so darn good and it's free.

Get it here:

http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

***I have to add that I really love the FileForum/BetaNews screenshot of it. It still shows version 6.0. :-)

urbanriot

urbanriot reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 11, 2006

CuteFTP is a slick program and extremely simple to use right off the bat. It just works, period.

However, it's missing many of the features of FlashFXP.

Also, before purchasing this software (it's shareware), check out freeware alternatives such as Filezilla or SmartFTP. They're not as polished but they're free!

donpacman

donpacman reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 11, 2006

FileZilla is just as good and FREE!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/

Blackhole8746

Blackhole8746 reviewed v7.1 on Sep 26, 2005

I ADORE this client but on a fast server

Greytata

Greytata reviewed v7.1 on Sep 13, 2005

I have two FTP programs in my machine:SmartPTP for quick uploads and CuteFTP-Pro for the other related FTP transfers ( back-up,sincronize, on the fly editing, thumbnails preview, etc. )The more I use Cute FTP, the less I use SmartFTP, ot because SFTP is bad program - on the contrary . but because it lacks some useful features Cute has. Very stable,user friendly, feature rich, this is a must have for people that deal on an daily basis with web site transfers and updating.I've tried a lot of other - WS_FTPPro,WEbdrive, etc - but at the end,CuteFTPPro wins them all.In my opinion and as a everyday user.Highly recommended

Kukac

Kukac reviewed v6.0 on Nov 5, 2004

I've been using CuteFTP for years, but now I'm fed up with it. This is why:
1. Download speed, estimated time aren't calculated correctly after several mins into the download. They're either unknown or some hilariously incorrect value (like 200kB/s on a 384kbps ADSL) appears.
2. If my ADSL reconnects, downloads aren't resumed, and download queue order is messed up!
3. Although the Transfer Engine can display the status of the d/l tasks and you can start/stop an individual task, one can't change the order of the items (the full CuteFTP Interface needs to be started to do that).
4. Biggest flaw: the browser connection to a site isn't handled differently from download connections. If, for example, 1 conn/site is allowed and you start d/ling 2 files then your browser window gets disabled, since the 1 allowed connection is used up for the 1st d/l. Say, you increase the # of allowed conns, to 2. Still you cannot browse, since the 2nd task in the queue will start up and eat your connection. How stupid is that?
5.I thought exporting sites would be useful to facilitate the transfer of settings between separate installations.But because the passwords are '*'ed out, one has to remember and enter them again, which makes the transport process much more cumbersome.

After trying several clients (this, FileZilla, FlashFXP, SmartFTP) I switched to SmartFTP for everyday transfers, although I still keep CuteFTP around for its more advanced features (like HTTP(S),SFTP transfers).

Avg. Rating 3.7 (155 votes)
Your Rating
JacksonMktgSvcs

JacksonMktgSvcs reviewed v8.3.4 on Dec 28, 2011

Another great alternative is JSCAPE AnyClient--AnyClient is a free, platform independent file transfer application that supports all major file transfer protocols including FTP/S, SFTP, WebDAV/S and Amazon S3. AnyClient is available both as a web based ftp client requiring no software installation, and as a downloadable application that you can install locally.

http://www.jscape.com/pr...nsfer-clients/anyclient/

war593122

war593122 reviewed v8.1.0 Build 11.12.2007.4 on Dec 16, 2007

So lame that it displays speed in bits per second. Stupid! Let me choose and I'll be happy again.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v8.0.4 Build 01.09.2007.4 on Jan 30, 2007

In dealing with flaky bandwidth (I am in China), CuteFTP is the only FTP client that will reliably transfer files to my web server. Others try, but fail. CuteFTP is the only client that can accurately sync to my web server. Others always want to upload unchanged files.

Tried all the free tools, tried WS_FTP. CuteFTP gets the job done for me under difficult conditions, and with little attention.

For downloading, all are pretty good. For uploads, this is the best I've found.

PostDeals

PostDeals reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 12, 2006

I like CuteFTP but FileZilla is the clear winner in my orginization because its free and does everything we need it to. (File transfer)

Joe Dirt

Joe Dirt reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 11, 2006

I own CuteFTP 5.0 but haven't bought it recently because FileZilla has been so darn good and it's free.

Get it here:

http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

***I have to add that I really love the FileForum/BetaNews screenshot of it. It still shows version 6.0. :-)

urbanriot

urbanriot reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 11, 2006

CuteFTP is a slick program and extremely simple to use right off the bat. It just works, period.

However, it's missing many of the features of FlashFXP.

Also, before purchasing this software (it's shareware), check out freeware alternatives such as Filezilla or SmartFTP. They're not as polished but they're free!

donpacman

donpacman reviewed v8.0 Build 08.09.2006.1 on Aug 11, 2006

FileZilla is just as good and FREE!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/

Blackhole8746

Blackhole8746 reviewed v7.1 on Sep 26, 2005

I ADORE this client but on a fast server

Greytata

Greytata reviewed v7.1 on Sep 13, 2005

I have two FTP programs in my machine:SmartPTP for quick uploads and CuteFTP-Pro for the other related FTP transfers ( back-up,sincronize, on the fly editing, thumbnails preview, etc. )The more I use Cute FTP, the less I use SmartFTP, ot because SFTP is bad program - on the contrary . but because it lacks some useful features Cute has. Very stable,user friendly, feature rich, this is a must have for people that deal on an daily basis with web site transfers and updating.I've tried a lot of other - WS_FTPPro,WEbdrive, etc - but at the end,CuteFTPPro wins them all.In my opinion and as a everyday user.Highly recommended

Kukac

Kukac reviewed v6.0 on Nov 5, 2004

I've been using CuteFTP for years, but now I'm fed up with it. This is why:
1. Download speed, estimated time aren't calculated correctly after several mins into the download. They're either unknown or some hilariously incorrect value (like 200kB/s on a 384kbps ADSL) appears.
2. If my ADSL reconnects, downloads aren't resumed, and download queue order is messed up!
3. Although the Transfer Engine can display the status of the d/l tasks and you can start/stop an individual task, one can't change the order of the items (the full CuteFTP Interface needs to be started to do that).
4. Biggest flaw: the browser connection to a site isn't handled differently from download connections. If, for example, 1 conn/site is allowed and you start d/ling 2 files then your browser window gets disabled, since the 1 allowed connection is used up for the 1st d/l. Say, you increase the # of allowed conns, to 2. Still you cannot browse, since the 2nd task in the queue will start up and eat your connection. How stupid is that?
5.I thought exporting sites would be useful to facilitate the transfer of settings between separate installations.But because the passwords are '*'ed out, one has to remember and enter them again, which makes the transport process much more cumbersome.

After trying several clients (this, FileZilla, FlashFXP, SmartFTP) I switched to SmartFTP for everyday transfers, although I still keep CuteFTP around for its more advanced features (like HTTP(S),SFTP transfers).

elftyrrell

elftyrrell reviewed v6.0 on Apr 24, 2004

I'll miss using CuteFTP. Version 6.0 has become bloatware. I'm not sure if it is sloppy coding. The program is sluggish. I sometimes get the popup warning that "the user interface is loading" when I start the program. I'm using a P4 2.8C with 1GB of RAM. Sheesh! It is sluggish when navigating between directories. You can no longer choose to list folders and files separately. It seems like this is the way Globalscape products have been moving. CuteHTML 5.0 Pro is also a sluggish turtle. Sad to say goodbye to CuteFTP Pro, a program I've been using for years.

WRFan

WRFan reviewed v3.1 on Feb 20, 2003

second best programme on the market. ws_ftp 7 is more userfriendly, but apart from that both programmes do their job very well. however, I think cuteftp doesn't have the ability to catch ftp links you click in internet explorer. at least I haven't seen it. in ws_ftp such a function exists and it's very comfortable, because an ftp programme can deal with ftps much better than IE.

mrtech

mrtech reviewed v3.1 on Feb 20, 2003

Great program, but this is actually beta build 2.18.1, I have this on my news page http://www.mrtech.com/news/

I did notice that it starts up much faster, besides that all you have to do is read the readme.txt file to find out more, enjoy.

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v5.01 XP on Jan 27, 2003

At the version 5.x of CUTE-FTP it works "Badly" - Why? - The problem was, that the CUTE.EXE mean, a virus was at my system (EXE-Integration was suspect, if I use a tool for defrag,repair my registry (I work unter win98). I have write this problem to the SUPPORT (write 3 Emails !!!), but no answer. I must every time new install CUTEFtp. That's bad, the version 4.xx was better !

paul-white

paul-white reviewed v3.0 on Nov 7, 2002

Well the final release is out even though it's not ben announced on Betanews and I'm gld to say that even more bugs have been fixed - some that were outstanding from version 2.

As far as I know CuteFTP only contacts Globalscape during the trial period to display a mini web page. This doesn't display once registration details are entered. Perhaps the person who *says* it's spyware ought to say why they think it's so.

Good work Globalscape, if only some of the bugs or enhancements had been included in version 2, we waited a year for them. An interim bug fix release might have been a good idea.

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