So yesterday at work, Will introduced me to a new Firefox add-on. Its called FireFTP.
I’m quite impressed with it, and here are a few reasons why:
1) Speed – It loaded the ftp sites pretty darn fast. I was impressed because I know its faster than what I use to use.
2) Run inside my browser – This can both be good and bad. Good because I don’t need to have yet another program running, however bad because it means that I sometimes lose it (I will probably just have to get used to having it in my browser, because I minimize the browser to upload something, only to realize my ftp is now in the browser…)
3) You can save connections – This isn’t really unlike any full application, however you can still save your connection information in the program.
4) An additional bonus to being able to save your connections is that it allows you to export and import them. The great thing about it is that it will ask for a password on export, and it protects and encrypts your file so that your connection information isn’t stored in plain text.
5) You can add an easy access link in the toolbar to open it.
I previously used FileZilla for my ftp needs. Its a great program, and I don’t think I’ll uninstall it from my computer yet. Sometimes its nice to just have an ftp program to do ftp.
I would highly recommend this add-on if you ever use FTP!