Fling File Transfer

Fling File Transfer

Free
Fling File Transfer is a full-featured FTP client and backup tool
4.8  (4 votes)
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Fling File Transfer is a full-featured FTP client and backup tool. It does things very differently than other FTP clients out there. It integrates tightly with your system so you can use most of the features of the application from the system shell (right-click menu). Thus, you can perform most everyday tasks - like uploading files, modifying, or deleting - within Windows and without opening the application.

To set up an account, you need to create what Fling calls a "folder." You specify your FTP server's info and Fling creates a folder on the desktop that you can just open to get to that site. Other cool features included in the package are different ways of moving files from folders on your computer or between network drives. For example, whenever you create a new folder, you can see all the options: upload files to FTP, back up files between hard drives, back up files over a network, back up files over the Internet using FTP, automate regular copy of files to USB drive, and some advanced options. Of those, I really like how you can use Fling to sync a folder with a USB drive, so whenever you change a folder, the modifications will be made to the USB drive as well. The same applies to folder-to-folder backups.

All in all, even though Fling does not operate like a regular FTP client, it does a great job at doing it differently, while including several extra features.

José Fernández
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Review summary

Pros

  • FTP client and backup wizard all-in-one.
  • USB syncing

Cons

  • It takes a while to get used to

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Proty Ngowi

Proty Ngowi Excellent tool.

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bondjems

bondjems You can use this software for transfer data from one computer to another computer.

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Guest

Guest On a server environment, the Errors generated by Fling (which are legitimate errors) cause a Task Bar message to appear. This repeats for every new error - which can be thousands (depending on the state of your files). While accessing the Server over RDC - these Task Bar messages render the PC almost unusable - as the constant flickering of messages consumes all the bandwidth. Why can't it simply log the errors? The PC is so unusable that I cannot even open Fling to see if there are options to change this behaviour.

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Guest

Guest Finally found the option and switched it off. Phew, much nicer. Good program after finding the options.

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