Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: OS X
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 1993

Interarchy – a functional FTP client for OS X operating system, which offers a lot of features with possibility to add increas them via plugins. All of them are hidden under a nice and convenient interface.

The long list of supported protocols includes FTP, FTP/SSL-TLS, SFTP, SCP, SSH, iFTP, WebDAV, WebDAVS, iDisk, Amazon S3, Google Storage, Rackspace Cloud Files, HTTP and HTTPS. The tab-based interface is perfect for this type of software. Preferences give users quite a wide range of configuration options.

It supports Mac OS X 10.5 and newer.

The project founder is Peter N Lewis.



Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: MS Windows
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 1993


WS_FTP (WinSock File Transfer Protocol) – a secure file transfer application created by John A. Junod in 1993, and sold in 1996 to Ipswitch, Inc. The software is split into two applications: an FTP server and an FTP client. The client app provides SFTP transfers with the highest levels of encryption, is easy to use and customize, and reduces administrative burden.

Key features:
– Supports SSH, SSL and HTTP/S
– A customizable display, drag-and-drop functionality and numerous time-saving features
– Schedule post-transfer actions, such as deleting, moving, or renaming files
– Integrated file encryption
– FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography
– Built-in file integrity algorithms, including CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-256, and SHA-512
– Safely archive your most important folders and files
– Synch to any location, virtually any device, drive, or server
– Files can be automatically compressed into .zip format before uploading
– Automatic email notifications to alert others that a transfer has occurred, and to verify that your transfer has been successful
– View, create, and resize thumbnails of images
– Ability for all file transfers over SSH to run through the proxy server over HTTP
– Simultaneously navigate any two connections with the same tree structure
– Support for IIS and Apache Web Servers

A free, 30 days trial is available.

Total Commander

Total Commander

Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer, File Managers
Platform: Android, Windows
License: Proprietary, Shareware, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Object Pascal
First release: September 25, 1993


Total Commander (previously: Windows Commander) – a file manager and FTP file transfer client, available for MS Windows, Windows Phone and Android operating systems.

– Two file windows side by side
– Multiple language and Unicode support
– Enhanced search function
– Compare files (now with editor) / synchronize directories
– Quick View panel with bitmap display
– ZIP, 7ZIP, ARJ, LZH, RAR, UC2, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE archive handling + plugins
– Built-in FTP client with FXP (server to server) and HTTP proxy support
– Parallel port link, multi-rename tool
– Tabbed interface, regular expressions, history+favorites buttons
– Thumbnails view, custom columns, enhanced search
– Compare editor, cursor in lister, separate trees, logging, enhanced overwrite dialog etc.
– Unicode names almost everywhere, long names (>259 characters), password manager for ftp and plugins, synchronize empty dirs, 64 bit context menu, quick file filter (Ctrl+S)
– USB port connection via special direct transfer cable, partial branch view (Ctrl+Shift+B), and many improvements to ftp, synchronizing and other functions
– And many more!

Built in features can be enlarged via plugins.

The project founder is Christian Ghisler.



Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: BSD
Interface: CLI, ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: 1993 (C-Toolz)


ScrollZ (previously: C-Toolz) – advanced IRC client based on ircII code. It adds features normally found in ircII scripts.

The main difference between these scripts and ScrollZ is the code. Where ircII scripts take a lot of disk and memory space and run slow, ScrollZ only takes a couple of extra kilobytes compared to stock ircII client yet runs faster than any ircII script. This was accomplished by using C code instead of ircII scripting language. This reduces memory and CPU usage and code tends to run faster. ScrollZ includes features such as built-in userlist, shitlist, improved scripting, Blowfish based encryption, features for IRC operators and user friendly features such as completion for nicks and channels.

The most important features are:
– supports colors
– internal userlist and shitlist
– a lot of things are stored in memory, so we don’t have to contact server at all in some cases
– improved file exchange (based on Sheik’s cdcc.c)
– improved cosmetics (based on TooLie Box by Zakath)
– improved flood protection
– adds channel protection
– comes with user-friendly options like tab key, auto reply and URL catcher
– logs events important to you when you’re away (customizable)
– adds OperVision (optional; coded by Zakath)
– supports virtual IP

ScrollZ does NOT have the ICB support nor the DCC TALK support that are available in ircII.