If you are on a business trip or vacation in a distant
Internet cafe on some tiny island, where you only have access to a computer
with a small CPU, hard drive and limited RAM, are forced to count every
kilobyte and minute online, hate having to avoid cluttering
FTP Commander is simple and easy to use.
It's really the bare minimum with no extra frills or thrills.
the owner's system registry with your own data, are used
to Norton Commander, turned off by dwarfs and banners hopping all over
your screen, when all you really need to do is transfer a few files - then
this program is a must for you!
It offers a no-nonsense interface consisting of
two side-by-side local computer and FTP server panels. The latter
contains a list of about a dozen pre-set FTP servers. It's easy as
pie to establish a connection. All you have to do is select the server
you want on the list and push the Connect button. Pre-configuring a list
of most frequently accessed servers will make your life even easier.
An application also enables users to execute two-way file exchanges and
activate multiple downloads. FTP Commander also makes it possible
to run programs located on local disks, or view documents. The program
occupies far less space on hard drives and RAM than other similar paid
programs. It also allows you to delete, rename and and copy files,
create and delete directories in the FTP server and work in command line
mode. A session log file is also available. And what is more, the program
is absolutely free and does not contain any annoying ad banners.
That's basically it because
anything else would just be overkill.
Overkill comes in handy when you're running a professional
website equipped with a search engine, database, scripting facilities executed
on a server or other such large-scale functions. In this case you'll
need to assign access permission to remote servers, synchronize directories
that will enable you to take advantage of many other splendid options offered
under the new version of FTP Navigator program. This program for
Windows 9x/Me/NT is a recognized market leader. Its user-friendly interface
becomes instantaneously apparent. Smooth running instills trust in
the program itself.
FTP Navigator Main features
The superb options of FTP Navigator program include:
directory synchronization on local and remote access computers (for comparing
modified or new files), a full range of keys and options to monitor command
line control, manual input of FTP commands, etc.
The program lets you upload and download data or delete
one or more files, including whole folders along with subdirectories. The
transfer interface window shows what percentage of files has already been
uploaded or downloaded. It can also automatically resume and complete
file transfers, which for some reason, have been interrupted, or periodically
attempt to connect with the FTP server if the pervious link was unsuccessful.
Servers usually break off a connection automatically when
the user is inactive for more than a specified period of time. The
program includes a command that allows you to "keep connection," which
means that retention prompts are periodically generated to maintain the
connection. It also contains a passive file transfer mode.
Server directories are sometimes hidden from view, which means that the
directory modification option will be extremely helpful.
The properties window of the FTP server offers a number
of highly convenient options: "Initial Directory on FTP Server".
The service functions of the application include drag-and-pop, pop-up and
a context sensitive menu, which can be called up by right-clicking the
mouse. If you consider yourself an "advanced user" try working in
command line mode. The program is compatible with Proxy, Firewall,
SOCKETS 4, 4.5 and 5.
Program settings allow you to automatically assign file
transfer parameters: ascii or binary, depending on file type, which can
easily be extended. All commands and control operations can be assigned
using the log file. The pre-set list of public FTP sites is also
The program is error-sensitive and automatically
corrects mistakes made by users. Other programs tend to use different input
and setting formats to access the FTP server. FTP Navigator was designed
to be smart and sensible software. It will enter the right address
even if you attempt to connect using any one of the following formats.
For example, if you make a mistake and enter a blank space
in the address, the program will automatically remove it from the address,
as well as any other inadmissible symbols, and will correct the address
while the connection is in progress.
The program is compatible with virtually all types of
servers and allows you to frame a special server response format and a
rule for reading the list of server-based files and folders. The
most frequent connections can be saved and subsequently entered by
single- clicking the mouse. The program can save the default folders
both for remote servers and local computers.
Files shown in upper and lower case will appear on the
server as separate files . Therefore, sometimes when you upload a
file or picture, it won't be visible on a website. For example, your
site contains a link to the file asona.gif but you uploaded Asona.gif.
Here you will need a program command which allows you to change the case
type, both on local computers and remote servers.
You can set the screen properties and menu options to
confirm various operations which can be modified in the menu item "Program
The program also contains standard file management functions.
* View files or folders as tables,
lists, large and small icons;
* Sort data according to date,
size or name, both in local computers and remote servers;
* Use the filter mask to display
files, and highlight the files filtered through the mask.
The program menu is context sensitive and will display
only items which can run in the operating mode you have selected.
Should you require special commands not available in the
program, all you have to do is go to "custom commands", which can be saved
for later use.
And last but not least, you will be amazed that such a
powerful program comes in such a tiny package.