Well Windows 7 has been out for a while now so it’s time for an upgrade on my laptop which means a complete reinstall since I was running 32bit vista and if I’m going to upgrade I might as well go 64bit. This also means a complete reinstall of all my software. I thought while reinstalling my software I would write a few reviews about some of my favorite pieces of software. The first one I would like to mention is FlashFXP.
FlashFXP is an FTP program which is a crucial tool for web designers. I am a 1and1 customer so I do get a free version of WiseFTP which is what I used for a while until I started experiencing issues uploading large files. I then tried Filezilla which is a free FTP program but experienced the same issues when uploading files greater than 250MB. I also noticed Filezilla would often skip over some files when uploading large batches of files and this made a ritual for me to run my uploads twice to get all the files that didn’t upload the first time. I looked for something better and found it in FlashFXP but there was one issue, the program wasn’t free.
I really don’t like to pay for software when there is a free alternative available, even if the free alternative isn’t perfect. So I went back to WiseFTP and after getting frustrated at the amount of time I was wasting with a subpar FTP program I gave in and purchased FlashFXP. This was years ago and still use it to this day, the best part is I don’t have to call them every time I reinstall or get a new key. I just dig up my e-mail and register the software so I can move along to making changes and adjustments to my sites without any hiccups.
So I’m not going to go on about the features or do any shootout style reviews against other FTP programs, instead I am only saying that against the others I have tried FlashFXP came out on top and I haven’t looked back. If you need a reliable FTP program that continually gets updated and improved upon then at least give FlashFXP a try. If you like it you will find the $30 is extremely reasonably for something reliable and a lifetime of free upgrades.
Still not convinced that you should ditch your free FTP program for a paid one and dish out your hard earned money?
Check out these reviews and see what others think about the software.