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IglooFTP Pro

Type of Program: FTP
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000
Company Name: IFTPSoft
Version: 2.0
Price: $34.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 1242 kb


The FTPs I've tested (and there have been quite a few) have ranged from the "so simple a child could operate it" to "needs a degree in brain surgery to comprehend". Fortunately, IglooFTP Pro is closer to the former!

I downloaded and installed IglooFTP Pro without incident. The user interface is very clean. As the program opens, it displays user tips (which are very helpful for the novice user). For those experienced users, a check in the box will discontinue their appearance.

Connecting to an FTP server is easy; you can either copy and paste the address into the box, or you can type it in, and then click on "connect". Some FTPs seem to take forever to move files -- not so with IglooFTP Pro. The file transfer (over my cable modem) was very fast.

IglooFTP Pro is easy enough for a novice, but has features that will please a professional, such as:

1. Multi-Sessions support (the ability to be connected to several FTP servers in the same time, easily switching from one session to another using the session bar);

2. Enhanced firewall support;

3. FXP transfers;

4. Advanced FTP operations, like local and remote prompt command, directories creation/deletion, file transfers resume, etc.;

5. Queue transfers;

6. URL clipboard monitoring (fantastic; makes connecting to an FTP server as easy as copying the URL into the Windows' clipboard!), and plenty more.

I enjoyed using IglooFTP Pro and would highly recommend it. You can use the fully functional evaluation version free for 30 days. The price is not outrageous, but a little more than I'd feel comfortable with; on the other hand, the price includes free e-mail technical support and upgrades for one year. Give it a try and see what you think! 

User Friendly 
Ease of Installation 
Reviewed by Angelene

You can purchase IglooFTP PRO with a credit-card via a Secure Server, by Fax, by Phone, Check or Money Order.

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