Nearly every activity, be it for leisure or business is now rushing towards a constant dependency of computer use. This means large amounts of data transfer, with the Internet being a commonly used method. Most important files are kept safe on servers, with applications like FTPDirect allowing you to create synchronization tasks to keep files updated on both ends.
The application is sure to get you up and running in a jiffy, thanks to its office suite like design, with the clever toolbar organized in tabs that provides quick access to all areas of interest. The rest of the space is used to display your tasks along with corresponding details and the possibility to edit them on the spot.
Needless to say that you need to have access to a FTP server and corresponding credentials. You only provide these details when creating a task, so you can use the application with multiple targets. In this regard, you only need to specify a name for your project, as well as target directories.
On the other hand, the application puts some additional options at your disposal so you can increase security by tunneling data through a proxy connection, specify synchronization interval, or make the overall process faster by choosing criteria to ignore files either locally or remotely.
Once your tasks are put in motion there is little else to worry about, since the whole process is done automatically. You can also choose to commit or update manually, and even test out connection through a simulation feature.
When no configurations need to be done, the application quietly sits in your system tray. Controls can be triggered from the tray icon for more comfort and there's even the possibility to make the application run on startup for an enhanced experience and workflow.
On an ending note, FTPDirect is a small but powerful utility that combines the elegance and simplicity of the office suite interface with a powerful and easy to configure set of options that makes sure your data is constantly updated between a local folder and a FTP server of your choice. It makes for a neat utility overall, addressed to beginners and experts alike.