RhinoSoft.com`s FTP Voyager is a relatively new FTP client that patterns itself after the Windows 9x/NT Explorer interface. FTP Voyager displays the remote site`s files as well as a local view of your desktop`s files, an appealing feature that goes beyond similar FTP clients like FTP Explorer and FTP Icon Connection which also pattern themselves after Explorer. |
The interface is instead more like WS-FTP and CuteFTP which use a side-by-side display for showing both the local site and the remote site at the same time. The major difference and one of its key distinctive competencies over WS-FTP and CuteFTP is that FTP Voyager`s interface sports an Explorer-like feel. As a result, anyone who has used Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0 before will feel right at home with FTP Voyager.
Many of Explorer`s best features have found their way into the FTP Voyager interface, including multiple file display listings (icon, list, and details views), quick sorting on multiple keys (including name, size, type, and date of last modification), right-mouse context menus, quick drag and drop capabilities (including between FTP Voyager and Explorer), and property details for files.
The client also offers many critical file transfer features of its own. These include Folder Short Cuts, inclusive/exclusive file filtering capabilities, automatic conversion of file names on transfer, auto-resume capabilities, an Instant Stop feature, a Quick Connect tool, and quick searching capabilities.
The Folder Short Cuts is one of FTP Voyager`s most distinctive features. It allows you to create special folders that are easily accessible from the root directory even though the link may actually be a directory that is much deeper than the root directory itself.
FTP Voyager has benefited from massive improvements made over earlier releases and the results show in its meteoric rise up the FTP charts. The speed of the client has been greatly improved and is now more in line with the likes of CuteFTP, FTP Explorer, and WS-FTP.
The client also now offers quick buttons that can connect to specific FTP sites automatically, launch the Windows Explorer for quick file transfers between the two clients, or automatically send a group of files upon connection. As of v6.0 FTP Voyager is available in German and Spanish versions as well as the standard English release.