My company currently uses FTP Voyager as the main way for remote employees to access and edit their project files. We have a multi-user license for the non-secure version – i.e. usernames/passwords are sent in cleartext. There is a financial cost to upgrading to the secure version that can do SSL or TLS authorization.
I would like to go to a free secure FTP client but FTP Voyager has one feature that I have not seen in any other. It allows you to click on a file in its Remote folder and it will then automatically download it and open it using the correct program for editing. i.e. .xls files open in Excel, .dwg files open in AutoCad, etc. Once you have finished editing the file and close it, you are prompted to do an upload. And it can do this for multiple open files. Without this feature there is a high chance that people will download a file, edit it and then forget to upload it – or they upload the old version.
Does anyone know of a free FTP client that can do the same the job, and has support for secure authentication?