WWW & Internet FTP Clients WS_FTP Professional

WS_FTP Professional 12.5.1 for Windows

by Ipswitch, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.0 (95 votes)

File Details

File Size 25.6 MB
License Shareware, $54.95
Operating System Windows 7/8/Server 2008/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 12,637
Publisher Ipswitch, Inc.
Homepage WS_FTP Professional

Publisher's Description

WS_FTP Professional is a Windows-based file transfer client application that is used to transfer files between your local PC and a remote FTP server. With WS_FTP Pro, you can connect to any FTP server, browse through directories, and files, and transfer files in either direction.

Latest Reviews

mharvey

mharvey reviewed v12.2 RC on Sep 22, 2009

Once upon a time, in the Windows 3.x days) this was the best FTP client that I could find. I have long since moved on and I use Core FTP now and I could not be happier.

vesku

vesku reviewed v2007.1 on Nov 5, 2008

This is by far the best ftp client around. It has been there for ages, no other ftp client can touch this - well worth the price.

Orbitration

Orbitration reviewed v2007.1 on Jan 18, 2008

Ditto all that... this app has gone the path of Nero, Windows, Norton, etc. B.L.O.A.T.W.A.R.E.

IMHO, the last good version was v8.03

boaz

boaz reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 20, 2006

Save your $55 for something more worthwhile. I stopped using this, beginning after version 5.x. It started behaving buggy for me in later versions. What I used to consider the best FTP client, is now the worst IMHO!

soroc

soroc reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 20, 2006

The best program out there for FTP transfers.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

Since version 5.x, WS_FTP Pro's reliability has long given way to its needless complexity (and ridiculous cost, even to upgrade each year). This is the worst of the "kitchen sink" approaches to software coding. Find an alternative.

iroast

iroast reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

It's actually $55 w/o service/support agreement and w/o upgrades.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

We had used WSFTP for several years where I work. But sadly, the last couple of years, they tried making the program look more beautiful & added features which we didn't need. We switched to FileZilla which is "open source", supports SSL\SSH encryption, and has a clean GUI with drag n' drop, which meets most of our needs.

I found out about "FileZilla", here on Betanews by the way. Do a search for it.

VictorAnderson

VictorAnderson reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

I see it's now up to a whopping $120. Interesting, seeing how there are a zillion free FTP clients that do everything this one does.

Funny thing on their website. its says "40 million customers can't be wrong!".
ummm...well apparently they can! And quite frankly I don't belive their are 40 million paying customers of this pile of junk either.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2006.01 on May 13, 2006

With a $90 price tag for one year of upgrades, this has got to be a joke. Right? Who buys this? Who could afford to?

Avg. Rating 3.0 (95 votes)
Your Rating
mharvey

mharvey reviewed v12.2 RC on Sep 22, 2009

Once upon a time, in the Windows 3.x days) this was the best FTP client that I could find. I have long since moved on and I use Core FTP now and I could not be happier.

vesku

vesku reviewed v2007.1 on Nov 5, 2008

This is by far the best ftp client around. It has been there for ages, no other ftp client can touch this - well worth the price.

Orbitration

Orbitration reviewed v2007.1 on Jan 18, 2008

Ditto all that... this app has gone the path of Nero, Windows, Norton, etc. B.L.O.A.T.W.A.R.E.

IMHO, the last good version was v8.03

boaz

boaz reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 20, 2006

Save your $55 for something more worthwhile. I stopped using this, beginning after version 5.x. It started behaving buggy for me in later versions. What I used to consider the best FTP client, is now the worst IMHO!

soroc

soroc reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 20, 2006

The best program out there for FTP transfers.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

Since version 5.x, WS_FTP Pro's reliability has long given way to its needless complexity (and ridiculous cost, even to upgrade each year). This is the worst of the "kitchen sink" approaches to software coding. Find an alternative.

iroast

iroast reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

It's actually $55 w/o service/support agreement and w/o upgrades.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

We had used WSFTP for several years where I work. But sadly, the last couple of years, they tried making the program look more beautiful & added features which we didn't need. We switched to FileZilla which is "open source", supports SSL\SSH encryption, and has a clean GUI with drag n' drop, which meets most of our needs.

I found out about "FileZilla", here on Betanews by the way. Do a search for it.

VictorAnderson

VictorAnderson reviewed v2007.0 on Jul 19, 2006

I see it's now up to a whopping $120. Interesting, seeing how there are a zillion free FTP clients that do everything this one does.

Funny thing on their website. its says "40 million customers can't be wrong!".
ummm...well apparently they can! And quite frankly I don't belive their are 40 million paying customers of this pile of junk either.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2006.01 on May 13, 2006

With a $90 price tag for one year of upgrades, this has got to be a joke. Right? Who buys this? Who could afford to?

zridling

zridling reviewed vBuild 2005.05.11 on Jun 9, 2005

WS_FTP Pro 2006 is evidence that the "kitchen sink" approach to software design is never a good idea. I like and have used it for years, but the 2005 version was consistently unstable, thus the quick release of this version. Although I recommend it for its maturity and polish, 98% of all users will never need this much in an FTP client.

mizkitty

mizkitty reviewed v9.01 on Dec 10, 2004

Think you're a little late on this one...
Just checking the build date on my copy of 9.01 and it says August 18...8-]

alainv

alainv reviewed v9.01 on Dec 10, 2004

I prefer it over Filezilla because you can connect to multiple servers at the same time, which are organized in tabs (like Firefox). I also think that it looks nicer.

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v9.01 on Dec 10, 2004

Thought this proggy would be dead by now.

roj

roj reviewed v9.01 on Dec 10, 2004

FileZilla.

'nuff said.

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