I’m trying to decide which I like best: Firefox or Chrome. I’m sure some of you surfed in on Internet Explorer, or Safari, or something even more exotic. But for now, I’m considering only Firefox or Chrome.
I’m a long-time Firefox user. I tried Chrome about two months ago and converted right away. There’s a lot I like about the browser, and one thing I find very inconvenient: no FTP. You see, I was using the Firefox FTP and love, love, love it! Best thing since Ipswitch made WP-FTP hard to get. (Of course, I still have my very old version, but it isn’t as pretty as Firefox FTP.)
For the very few who might not know what FTP is: “File Transfer Protocol” – and if you’re going to have a webdesign business you need to be familiar with it! Big time!
Firefox has Morning Coffee and Chrome has Daily Links. Okay, I can live with that, and made the switch gracefully. I added ScribeFire and Chromed Bird (Twitter) to Chrome… really felt homey about then.
But… no FTP?
Every time I need to use FTP I have to boot up Firefox… and then have two browsers open. I suppose there are more inconvenient things in the world, so my complaint may seem silly, but it seems like Google Chrome should have a FTP client too, doesn’t it?
So I went to the Google Chrome Addons department and shopped around, and found some FTP things. Unfortunately the English language version of Chrome FTP had comments like, “This is terrible! It doesn’t work!” There was another FTP addon offered with similar comments including something like, “I don’t know what this is – but it isn’t FTP!”
So, for want of a FTP client, I’m actually considering returning to Firefox… which isn’t a bad browser… in fact, it is awesome, and always has been.
What browser are you using? What do you use for FTP?
About MeI'm a xhtml/css web designer. I owned a webdesign business for five years and now write about how to start a webdesign business.
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