FTP App Recommendation

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  1. AE1M

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    Can anyone recommend a good, preferably free, that I can use to connect to from my PC to ftp some docs to my iPad2?

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    try SuperFilesLite it is free and can work with ftp
     
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    I really need an FTP server so I can connect to it via an FTP program and push files to the ipad. SUperfiles doesnt do that, sorry.

    Bob
     
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    Goodreader. You can add files via Browser, or set it up as a wireless network drive, if you want to copy over whole folders at a time.

    Goodreader only works locally though, which may be a deal breaker for you.
     
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    Try using Box.net

    It is free for up to 2GB of data. There is a free app for managing the files on your iPad, and it is compatible with many other progams as a online file source (DocsToGo, etc.)
     
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    iFTPstorage also works and it is free.

    But you should keep in mind, that uploading files onto the iPad only works, when the FTP app is running in the foreground.
     
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    You can also set up FTP servers with GoodReader under the Connect to Server section. I don't have an FTP server to play with, so I can't vouch for how well it works.
     
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    That works the wrong way though, doesn't it?
     
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    Hmmm, when I first read it I thought he was running an FTP server on the PC, but on a closer read, you're probably right. GoodReader's web server feature should work better.

    If he needs a remote solution, away from his home WiFi network, we should probably mention DropBox, just as a hint. ;)
     

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