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What You Need Most For Your Website: NetDrive 3 Review
Probably every IT enthusiast needs to download NetDrive 3 on his PC. This FTP client keeps it simple and efficient, allowing you to work with remote and local files on the same level of consistency. Compared to previous versions, NetDrive 3 has some significant support and minor functionality improvements.Read More
As an FTP client, NetDrive 3 has everything you would need working smoothly. It’s intended for everyday use and has all the essential functions for cataloging and accessing FTP sites and cloud storages. Every website or storage you add will appear as another driver, and you will be able to drag and drop files between remote storages just as you do between your local drivers. There’s a basic one-time configuration that will start the program with options you choose for it every time you turn on your PC.
Every NetDrive 3 review you can find will confirm that it’s not about design, yet when looking at it, you realize the beauty of simplicity. It’s user-friendly interfaces reduce the possible learning curve to zero. You get all the functions intuitively the first day you start this client and forget about it until next time you need it.
There’s a list of drivers you use on the starting page and additional pages with some options and information about the program, and there’s also an additional pop-up window for uploads. The folders icons and names are clear and understandable, with other icons borrowed from official sources (as in GoogleDrive, DropBox, etc.)
NetDrive has proved to be useful for different kinds of operations with remote FTP services. You can mount any WebDAV server or your storage account, assign it a letter and make it another of your drivers that can be accessed at any time. All the uploads and downloads are made simple with dragging and dropping mechanics. With NetDrive you will very soon forget the difference between your local and network files.
Apart from the features covered above, there’s a capability of launching remotely stored digital files of any size and quality to your web page or local drivers, which make it a perfect choice for operating your web site. Another high point in using NetDrive is its backup potential. It can also be used as secured file storage if you’re ready to pay for the product. The app is mapping al the drivers automatically, so there’s very little need for adding any additional drivers manually.
As for security, the app possibilities reach their peak with Net Drive 3, which supports SFTP File Transfer protocol which lets you encrypt not just data itself, but also the commands. Another improved feature of this version is background uploading without bugs and overheads.
Cross-Platform Use 4/5
Initially made for Windows PC, NetDrive reached Mac users soon and became one the most stable and convenient apps on both markets. It’s not available on mobile devices yet, but it allows you to process things that require the PC abilities, so it’s not a disadvantage in this case. Any FTP or WebDAV service will work correctly, and as for the cloud storages, NetDrive supports all the major names: GoogleDrive, DropBox, OneDrive, Box, Amazon Web Service, OpenStack, hubiC, ownCloud. Flash drives also count.
In-app purchases 4/5
No in-app purchases included in the NetDrive 3, but the app itself is not free. One year subscription will cost you $19.90, one year with customer support and regular updates with free usage is offered for $49.95, and the ultimate lifetime offer with all the major upgrades for $99.95, respectively. Pricing is for one device, but you can add up to ten more with additional payment. There is also a free-trial seven days version available for download on official NetDrive Store.
FTP client is a must-have feature for web site owners and people who work with digital data, and NetDrive 3 is a top choice here. Apart from standard FTP and WebDAV services, it supports all the major cloud storages and provides you with convenient usage of both your local and the most remote sources. To arrange all the driver and storages in a virtual drive library, you need nothing but information on your FTP login — everything else NetDrive 3 will do for you, perfectly quick and secure.Collapse
Need an efficient tool for working with websites and backing up data? Download NetDrive 3 and watch your productivity grow.
Pros : User-friendly interface;
Supports all the main cloud storages and FTP and WebDAV services;
One of the best-operating FTP client there is;
SFTP data and command security;
Free one-week trial version.
Cons : Quite expensive;
Requires the basic level of working with FTPs;
Available for PC and Mac only.
Cross-platform use 4