SmartFTP 2.0 Released

If you are a web developer it is likely that you commonly use FTP to upload files to your web host. An FTP client allows one to easily transfer their files between their computer and an FTP server. There are a bundle of different FTP clients with varying features and capabilities.

The second version of SmartFTP (external link), a popular FTP client, was released late last week. Compared to the previous version, SmartFTP 2 boasts an updated, sleek interface as the main change. Another fantastic feature is the ability to place two browsing windows adjacent to one another. This makes transferring files between your computer and FTP server a breeze, without the irritating window resizing and window focusing from the previous version.

Screenshot of SmartFTP 2.0

The overall interface is more cluttered and more crowded, compared to the previous version, and may prove to be too confusing for FTP novices. If you have previously used SmartFTP then adapting to the new interface will be a breeze. If you have used other FTP clients then you will find yourself at home with SmartFTP as well.

If you are looking for a great FTP client, then SmartFTP is the solution you are searching for. If you are using SmartFTP 1 then you know what to do - upgrade (external link).


  • I do have to agree that this looks cluttered. I use "FileZilla" and love it. It is minimal, clear very intuitive. It's a good option if you need something sleeker.

    Posted by WarpNacelle on Sat 4 Feb 2006 at 12:41

  • SmartFTP is better for power users that need to have everything right there and in grasp easily.

    Posted by Ethan Poole (external link) on Sat 4 Feb 2006 at 13:41

  • I like FileZilla. I use both the client and the server. I'm not quite sure if it's really less or more power-userish, the only thing I currently notice on the SmartFTP screenshot I might find handy is the adjustment for the number of threads without going to the preferences.

    Posted by Frans (external link) on Sat 4 Feb 2006 at 16:18

  • i like the new version and the SSL connection stuff is good. I dont like how much stuff there is but you can remove stuff you dont use. Also the auto-hide option for the stuff at the bottom isnt the best.

    Posted by Matt Oakes (external link) on Sun 5 Feb 2006 at 9:43

  • I love the new look to SmartFTP. I had the old version on my old computer and when I got my laptop I updated the new one. It's got a great look and works very well. I suggest it to any webmaster.

    Posted by stickycarrots (external link) on Thu 23 Feb 2006 at 17:44