Filezilla Client

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Description of App: 

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.

FeaturesAmong others, the features of FileZilla include the following:

  • Easy to use
  • Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  • Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
  • IPv6 support
  • Available in many languages
  • Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  • Tabbed user interface
  • Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  • Bookmarks
  • Drag & drop support
  • Configurable transfer speed limits
  • Filename filters
  • Directory comparison
  • Network configuration wizard
  • Remote file editing
  • Keep-alive
  • HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
  • Logging to file
  • Synchronized directory browsing
  • Remote file search

Version: 

3.5.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.6.8 and 10.8.2

Accessibility Comments: 

You may as well forget it. My guess is that this app is qt based. Yeah, you can go under system prefs, accessibility, and tell it to allow assistive devices to use Universal Access... why that makes some qt apps sort of work, I don't know, but it does... but even doing that, it's not going to make it work enough to be doable. Some of the buttons in your toolbar do read, yeah, but a lot of them have to be labeled with vo+slash. Even then, once labeled, all you're going to get passed that is unknown everywhere.

Usability: 

The app is totally inaccessible.

Other Comments: 

This is quite a shame. I myself personally prefer transmit, anyway over FileZilla by far and away, but my friend wanted a freeware based ftp client, and seeing how accessible it is on Windows, I figured I'd give it a try. Was very disappointed. Honestly, the server isn't any better either. Again, on Windows, the server works fine, but don't try it on the Mac. It might be $30.00 for Transmit, but trust me! it's worth it! Yeah, you can do ftp just within the Finder, to a point, but you won't be able to upload anything to the server, if you choose to do so. You're going to be quite limited in your capabilities.