AbleFtp

FTP client designed for automated tasks

AbleFtp is designed with those users in mind that need automated FTP transfers without having to constantly manage them themselves. View full description

PROS

  • Automates FTP transfers
  • Allows you to monitor FTP transfers remotely

CONS

  • Doesn't deal with advanced FTP protocols and SSL

Not bad
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AbleFtp is designed with those users in mind that need automated FTP transfers without having to constantly manage them themselves.

The program is extremely easy to use with no programming or scripting required and features an attractive GUI for an FTP client which by and large are usually pretty drab affairs. It's designed to run up to 1000 or more tasks a day which is an incredible amount that most people will have no need for but indicates that even business users may get some mileage out of this program too. If you have any urgent problems, the program also offers free technical support so you don't have to upgrade if you get stuck although major upgrades have to be paid for. There's no denying however that the big draw of this client will be the scheduling and remote access options. You can schedule FTP of files between your PC and the server and even automatically rename files based on the current month, day or time if needed. In addition, FTP supports wildcards (*) and can transfer multiple files at once. Meantime if you want to monitor your transfers from afar, the remote FTP directory monitor can detect directory changes and initiate FTP, ZIP, copy and delete actions.

It may not be the most advanced FTP client you'll ever use but it's certainly one of the most intuitive and automated and therefore, a great time saver.

Changes

  • Version 9.x uses Java 6. Version 8.x used Java 4.
  • Ftp Commons library for FTP module now uses Commons Net 2.0
  • New File properties task
  • New Make Directory task
  • New Directory listing task
  • New Set Permissions task
  • New Set Timestamp task

Automate FTP and FTPS tasks

AbleFtp has been designed to allow you to set up scheduled tasks that will then run automatically, saving you the hassle of repeating steps over and over. Automation ranges from transfers between FTP, intranet and internet, renaming files based on time or date, multiple file transfers and subdirectory transfers.

If there are any problems encountered, the exit code will reflect it and you will automatically be sent an email with details of the failure. Deleting files can also be automated based on wildcards.