AceFTP vs CuteFTP

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  1. FluxGFX

    FluxGFX Registered Member

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    Hey,

    I have both of them on my system and was wondering what you could tell me about them ?! I mean one is free the other one is trial version. Wich of these should I go for ?
     
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  3. FluxGFX

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    Hey,

    No sorry not interested I've used WS FTP in the past and it's not

    A) fast enough to tranfer files
    B) creates unwated entrys in registrys
    C) Interfaces lacks
    D) always screws up with file transfers
    E) rarely is able to resume files or upload correctly

    and that's with the latest version of WS FTP LE, PRO.
     
  4. UNICRON

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    I use SecureFX from www.vandyke.com

    Not only does it do regular FTP but also SFTP (secure FTP) and FTP over SSH (secure shell port 22).

    Since FTP is so insecure with plaintext passwords etc, many companies and universities are replacing FTP with SFTP or FTP over SSH.

    Ofcourse if you have nowhere to connect that supports SFTP or FTP over SSH, you'll be stuck using it just for FTP and it cost too much for that. (unless you are a student then it is $20 USD).

    I personally own SecureFTP and would use no other client, but I do need to connect to 4 different servers daily that support secure file transfer.

    PS It is more likely to frustrate the NSA than CuteFTP is ;)
     
  5. museheart

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    I don't know about AceFTP, but CuteFTP is spyware.

    Check it out...there is a spychecker on my Fighting Back page below.

    Peace,
     
  6. FluxGFX

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    CuteFTP 5.0 ? spyware ;) UMMMM were ? doesnt LOAD ;)
    and CuteFTP pro 2.0 doesnt spyware either ;)
     
  7. MickeyTheMan

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    Have you guys tried Smart FTP ?
    Explorer like interface. Easy to work with
    http://www.smartftp.com/
     
  8. museheart

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    What do you mean doesn't load? Doesn't load where?

    It used to be, when I went to my page below just now "Fighting back," and ran the spychecker I came up with the following info, however...I could not reach the privacy page:

    "You Searched For: CuteFTP
    1 Matches Found (displaying 1 to 1)

    Software Ad Company Privacy Policy Last Verified Remarks
    CuteFTP Everad statement 03/19/2001 home page"
     
  9. FluxGFX

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    hi but since CuteFTP 4.x and 2.x their hasn't been any spyware that I know of.
     
  10. FluxGFX

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    but I know that before version 4.x Globalscape had an ad displaying system with the 30day trial.

    But I haven't seen that in the latest version of either cute or pro.
     
  11. Jason_DiamondCS

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    Another nice FTP client is in a program called Directory Opus. Directory Opus is a replacement for explorer.exe . It has options like dual folder panels in the same window, that allow you to view both your hard drive and FTP at the same time. I like the ability to just be able to type in a FTP address into Directory opus and it automatically connects to it like its a hard-drive on your computer.

    http://www.gpsoft.com.au/

    -Jason-
     
  12. meneer

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    I found Filezilla to be a very promising ftp client. It's an Open source project at http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla

    Faster than Smartftp, complete interface and free.

    (right now, see timestamp, the site is down for maintenance)
     
  13. FluxGFX

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    Ummm were stearing away from Subject ;)

    but anyhow,
    if anyone has a Freeware FTP client wich is low memory usage, fast, raliable, stable I would also like to hear about it.
     
  14. meneer

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    hmm, just trying to help :)

    Well, yeah, Open source is free :D

    btw: sourceforge site is up again.
     
  15. FluxGFX

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    *smart* :cool:
    I've been trying secureFX but it's seems to crash often, so been also looking at SmartFTP and ACEftp 2 ;)
     
  16. FluxGFX

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    Also considering trying out FileZilla ;)

    right now secureFX has been scratch out, will see how SmartFTP does and well AceFTP is still my best choice by now ;)

    All welcome to comment thought ;)
     
  17. Pilli

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    Another one to look at is Powerdesk Pro from : http://www.v-com.com/product/pd_ind.html
     
  18. FluxGFX

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    hey Pilli,

    I have tried Power Desk and really don't like the looks and feel of it. I've been trying out freewares instead of convetional shareware products and then buying them just to endup with a program I'm not going to use after a while ;)
     
  19. WYBaugh

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    FluxGFX,

    I use AceFTP extensively at work. I trialed every FTP client that I could find and found AceFTP to be the winner. The ability to have multiple systems open at once is a huge plus and with version 3, they have added scripting and a scheduler which comes in handy.

    I know that CuteFTP is extremely popular, but I don't get it. I think it's kind of like WinZip...just goes on name recognition. The products that everyone are mentioning here are much better in my opinion than CuteFTP but my vote would be for AceFTP.

    If you have any specific questions about AceFTP, please let me know.

    Bill
     
  20. museheart

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    Maybe it's not. Like I said in the thread above, it came up on Spychecker.
    You never told me what didn't load, was it my page?

    Peace,
     
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