The Proofreader’s Parlour
A BLOG FOR EDITORS, PROOFREADERS AND WRITERS
FileZilla is free File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software. Some of my clients still prefer to use email to transfer files (which can be slow and expensive with large files if your provider limits your download allowance*). My preferred option is Dropbox or a simple file transfer tool like WeTransfer. However, different clients have different preferences, so I've been looking for an alternative. My colleague Miranda Bethell kindly passed on this tip about FileZilla.
The software is available for installation on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems and apparently is easy to use, even for a novice. For a helpful review of the product, including key features, system requirements, and pros and cons, read Review: FileZilla FTP Client (Jack Wallen, TechRepublic, 2010).
*If your broadband provider limits your download allowance for the particular package you've signed up for, give them a call. I recently did this with BT only to find that an upgrade that included unlimited downloads was cheaper than the more restrictive package I'd signed up for 18 months earlier. It never hurts to ask!
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