$40 for a FTP Client?

At what point does an FTP client require a $40 price tag, or a $10 upgrade fee? WS_FTP and WS_FTP Pro aparently. its a FTP client for crying out loud! it transfers files from point a to point b, that is all it does. IPSWITCH's customers must be blind to pony up $10 just for an upgrade.

FileZilla, on the other hand, is free. it has a very nice UI, lets you save bookmarks to servers. what else does a FTP client need to do? your laundry?

Comments (4)

yErMoTH3r:

what u expect. linux is free, winblows isnt. i can replace 2000.00 boxes with old thrown out software...and still be able to upgrade it to something better as software hardens and progresses over time

yErMoTH3r:

what don't you know how to use ftp via your browser? how about via the command prompt.... loser mac_user ;-)

yes i know how to use a CLI, and a web browser - meancode

[-gfxvision-]:

heya meancode :)

Well, just becuase WS_FTP is $40, doesnt mean that its the only choice out there (thats whats great about the windows world -- you have tons of choices to choose from). For instance, the shareware version is available for free WS_FTP LE. Another one though, which is very good, is SmartFTP, and is free too. There is also BulletProof FTP.

So really, this shouldn't be a Mac/Windows thing. if you want to get angry at someone, get angry at Ipswitch.

yea, i know, i was just ranting :) - meancode

Smart FTP is pretty nice too. Free to educational institutions, but they never nag you, and it's the nicest FTP i've ever used for PC.

I always used WS_FTP LE cuz it was free, but I couldn't get it to open two connections to the same server in two windows, and transfer files ONLY on the FTP. Smart FTP can.

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