When I had a website listed on the Flippa Marketplace, I figured out that I had it listed as a domain name only instead of an entire site. This was almost 24 hours into the listing and I wasn’t even home at the time to do anything about it… As anyone familiar with Flippa knows, it’s quite expensive to list a website on there and you have to pay upfront, no matter if your website sells or not. I was trying to use Chrome for Android to change my listing from a domain only sale to an entire website, but to do that requires uploading a .txt file to your server via FTP… And that’s when I discovered AndFTP.
I desperately needed an FTP client for Android, so I opened up the Google Play store, searched for “ftp client,” and then downloaded the first one I saw. After downloading AndFTP, connecting to my server was a breeze and all of my files loaded quickly. I could easily navigate to the correct folder, browse the files on my phone, and upload the correct .txt file that I downloaded from Flippa… All over Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
If you have ever used FileZilla before, AndFTP will seem very familiar. It has the same layout with the file names all in one giant list. The user interface could be a little cleaner and easier to navigate, but it gets the job done and it does it in a very short amount of time. After my catastrophe with Flippa, I have used AndFTP on numerous occasions and it works just perfectly every time. I like the fact that I can carry my entire FTP server wherever I go. If I want to share a font I have uploaded on my portfolio website, I can use AndFTP to download it to my phone, then email it to my friend faster than I could download it from my website itself.
AndFTP is developed by Lysesoft is available on the Google Play store. There is a “Pro” version of this app, but this review was for the free edition.