Filezilla Updated: Now Connect to Multiple Servers in the Same Window
By on November 11th, 2009

FileZilla, one of the most popular Ftp clients, has launched the latest version (3.3.0) which has some new features. These features were much desired and will surely be of great help for webmasters.

New Features in FileZilla 3.3.0

Tabbed browsing Support: Glad they have added this feature. The latest version of FileZilla has added tabbed browsing, so you can connect to multiple servers in the same window. The earlier versions required you to use two separate windows to login to two ftp accounts.

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This would be a real time saver, as you can now browse different directories of your website easily. On a new tab, you can connect to the same server or connect to a different server. The tabs acts just like browser tabs:

  • Double click in open tab area to open a new tab
  • Middle click closes the current tab.
  • Ctrl + T opens a new tab.

Bookmark important locations of your directories: Another much sought after improvement. You can bookmark an important location of your website so that you won’t have to manually navigate to the folder the next time you connect to the ftp server.

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The bookmarks are arranged under the Bookmarks option in the menu bar.

Upgrading from a previous version

The newer version will preserve user settings if you are upgrading from a previous version. Download the latest version of Filezilla.

Techie-Buzz Verdict

Lots of improvements in the newer version, but I would like to see Back upoptions added in the next release. The ability to back up and restore ftp settings is much needed.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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