Best FTP tool to download a file using multiple threads in parallel
Sometimes I download multiple files from my FTP server.
And I like to have multiple threads for a single download. To make it faster. I have tried a lot of free tools and so far iGetter has been my favorite.
You can get it here:
I also use FileZilla sometimes. But it lacks this multi parallel threads feature. You can use FileZilla to copy all your FTP links together. Right click and Copy URLs to Clipboard:
And just save a txt file with all these download links.
Then in iGetter select File -> Import. And import your txt file. Pause all downloads. Select all your links and Right click and go to Item Settings:
Select your folder where you want all files to be downloaded and number of segments (threads which run in parallel).
For this to work, your FTP server should allow multiple downloads.
The only drawback with iGetter is that it does not allow SFTP like Filezilla. So all your links should be in ftp format.
But it makes downloads much faster than Filezilla or other free tools.
Does the ftp utility run on MacOS?
Yes, the igetter site does have downloads for Mac OS. So it should work for it the same way.
But I have never tried it on mac. I have only tried it on Windows 7 and 10.