Accessing crucial files and folders via FTP can be a real pain if you don't have the right software for the job.  Currently, the best FTP freeware available is called FileZilla and it is available for Mac, PC , and Linux users. FileZilla adds simplicity and convenience to FTP related tasks and is continually maintained and updated.

Filezilla was started back in 2001 and has grown to become the 7th most downloaded title on the popular freeware website SourceForge.net. It averages over 750,000 downloads per week and is recommended by 94% of reviewers. Thanks to the General Public License, Filezilla is free for personal, education, and commercial use. It currently supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS.

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FileZilla is fast, easy, lightweight (easy on your computer's resources), and extremely useful for FTP purposes. I have been using FileZilla for all my FTP needs for the past 5 years and have been extremely happy with it. It saves me valuable time and I love the fact that it is regularly updated to remove any bugs or possible security threats that may arise. If you're looking to use an excellent FTP software without having to spend any money, FileZilla is the optimal choice.

FileZilla FTP Freeware Tutorial (courtesy of YouTube)