App Review: AndFTP
Available: Now, Android Market
Lasting Impression: Practical application that handles file transfer and other FTP functionality like a desktop client.Â Transferring music and photos from your desktop or remote server are a breeze!
Nitty Gritty: While AndFTP is not the type that will be for everyone, those who do have use for it will truly appreciate it. The app brings all the features and functions of your desktop FTP/SFTP client to your Android-based handset.
For anyone out there who has a personal blog, website, or some form of online storage account, I’d like to recommend AndFTP. Â The app is super-intuitive and easy to set up. Â Upon opening AndFTP, users are greeted with the welcome screen where you can enter your FTP settings or connect to an already existing setup.Â I like the idea of being able to manage multiple accounts in one place like this.
Once you click connect, your handset displays the contents of the server.Â After that, it’s all downhill from there.Â While EDGE doesn’t work quite as well as I’d like for larger files, it still gets it done.Â WiFi was wonderful, uploading and downloading like I was sitting at my desktop.Â Even if you haven’t had much experience with FTP apps, this one is easy to figure out.
I don’t use FTP apps too much other than to upload photos and podcasts to our server, so I can’t say that I gave this app the 100% run through.Â That being said, I couldn’t find anything that was lacking with AndFTP.Â I was able to create folders, copy contents to my G1, set permissions, and more.Â Maybe one of you guys might have experience with this app you’d like to share?
I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you guys that the new mobile version of AndroidGuys came courtesy of a little help with AndFTP. Â I was stuck at work and couldn’t get to my PC so I thought I’d try to upload a plug-in to our site using this app.
Since I didn’t have a WiFi connection nearby, it took a little longer than I’d hoped, but that’s due to spotty reception where I work. Â I set the phone down by a window and let it do its thing. Â Afterwards, I logged into the dashboard of our site and turned the plug-in on. Â Presto!
Lysesoft has done a great job with AndFTP. I could see myself grabbing podcasts or music folders from my home PC and transferring them to my G1 for listening.Â The same goes for pictures.Â If you are still making do with a 1GB memory card on your handset and don’t want to clutter it, this app could help bring your remote files closer to you.
AndFTP was more than convenient and will likely end up staying on my G1 for quite some time.Â As I stated above, I’m not an FTP specialist and don’t depend on remote file transfer all that often.Â I’d like to give DroidFTP a try and see what the differences might be.Â If anyone of you readers have something you’d like to share, please leave a comment!