When it comes to special connection types, such as FTP, SFTP and SCP, a freeware application like WinSCP can be used in order to work with ease at various projects. The main advantage of this app is that it relies on both secure and insecure connections in order to give its users easy access to the requested host. A large number of protocols is supported and many of them can be secured using different methods, allowing users to perform data transfer in a safe environment. Insecure connections can also be used and they are recommended for more straightforward and less important files.
The graphical user interface is designed in a simple manner, but also features nice icons for the main tools that are available. The main area is split between two smaller boxes, one of them containing the contents of the FTP server. The other one mimics the file explorer of the computer so users can easily search for files that have to be uploaded. Because every Windows OS is supported, people can also make use of the drag & drop function in order to upload and download files with more ease.
Scripts can be created and depending on the user’s needs, they can perform fully automated tasks or they might require sporadic interventions from the user. Because of this, an integrated text editor is available and users can consult the guide in order to learn the basics of WinSCP scripting. As other file managers are available in the market, this application also comes as a plug-in for various of tools and it is easy to integrated the functions of both programs. Several ways are available in order to synchronize directories and users can perform automated or manual syncing processes. The app supports every basic file operation that Windows also features.