Okay, so I realize that most people now-a-days have almost no need for FTP, at least not for a client which is what the AndFTP Android app provides. It is a stable and complete FTP client solution for the Android platform and one of the only decent free ones I have seen. FTP for those who are not familiar with the term stands for File Transfer Protocol and does exactly what it’s name implies. Just like HTTP fetches web pages for you to see FTP sends and receives files over a network. It’s perhaps a bit old fashioned but still useful.
AndFTP is a Java application which means that it runs real smooth on the Android system. It was made by the start-up company Lyesoft which is an Android developer for many different apps. Main features include:
- FTP, SFTP and FTPS support.
- Device (local) and remote (FTP) file browsers.
- Back button support .
- Upload and download with resume support.
- Folders selection support for upload, download and delete.
- Active/Passive FTP mode support.
- Rename file(s) support.
- Delete file(s) support.
- Create folder(s) support.
- Copy/Paste support on device .
- List files and folders sorted by name, size and date.
- Open file (HTML, MP3, Text, Video, …) on device.
- Permissions setup support on FTP server.
- Multiple FTP settings support.
- Authentication prompt added to avoid storing FTP login/password on device .
- SSH DSA private key authentication support for SFTP.
- Send file support (as email attachment, bluetooth, …) for device browser.
- Optional “Tip of day”.
- Intent to transfer files or directories .
- English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Korean languages support .
(Feature list courtesy of Lyesoft)
I use it almost everyday to talk to my home file server or my website and it works without a hitch. It’s a great app to use for web developers, PC enthusiasts, or even the average Joe who wants to upload some pictures to their Flickr account.