I've been using this for about a year now and I love it! I've tried other FTP client apps, but always seemed to have one problem or another with them. AndFTP works great! The hard part of this is getting your router to forward the proper port to (in my case) my home server. After that it's a breeze. Works great, is fast and supports SFTP and other SSH protocols.
As noted by others, any sizable file transfer will fail, unless you leave the screen on and the app in the foreground. Occasionally, they will even fail under these circumstances. It does not matter if you're running on cellular or Wi-Fi. I have even have transfers to LAN hosts on Wi-Fi fail. Kind of defeats the whole point of the app, which is a shame, because out of all the Android FTP/SCP clients this is the one with the best UI and overall design.
4 years ago when I got my Samsung S3 the Linux version I had at the time did not support MTP, so AndFTP was a very handy app to sftp transfer files between my phone and PC. When I upgraded to Samsung J7 I had trouble finding my microSD card path with any ssh client or ssh server app because /sdcard linked back to internal storage and I thought I was trapped there. AndFTP had icons to configure default local path as either internal storage or microSD card. Although, I thought I had to configure 2 sftp connections, one for internal storage and another for microSD. But I have since discovered that my microSD card path is actually /storage/0000-0000. So I do not really need 2 AndFTP connections, but I will leave them both configured because I will most commonly use the one with my microSD card as home.
Downloads fail Downloads constantly fail unless I leave the download screen up the entire time. The moment I try to look at any other app while the download is taking place, the download fails. That means you have to babysit the download, which is frustrating. With that said, it seems to perform better than any other FTP client for Android that I have tested. It just means there is a big need for better performing FTP clients on Android.
Simple, does the job Awesome app! Does what I want it to do - simply access my network drive without hassle. Ditched ES Explorer (though the app itself is nice) because their ads were getting out of hand and popping up on my camera app. The ads here are manageable - respect.
AndFTP is very useful. AndFTP works seamlessly between my Note2 and my Linux based FTP server. Easy to connect, find my files, and download them to the phone. Uploads are just as easy. UI is intuitive and doesn't require any learning.
- Minor bugs fixed.