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FlashFXP 4.0 running on Windows 7
FlashFXP 4.0 running on Windows 7
Developer(s) OpenSight Software, LLC
Stable release / April 1, 2017; 11 months ago (2017-04-01)[1]
Operating system XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Available in Multilingual
Type FTP/FXP/SFTP client
License Proprietary
Website www.flashfxp.com

FlashFXP is a proprietary FTP client with a simple Windows-based GUI.[2] FlashFXP supports both client-to-server and server-to-server (FXP) transfers, in addition to SCP/SFTP.[3]


In the summer of 1998, Charles DeWeese (nicknamed flashd/bigstar) was hanging out with friends on Internet relay chat. Around April, a few of his friends suggested he create an fxp client because the existing fxp clients weren't very reliable. After a few weeks of tossing ideas back and forth, he decided that his next project would be an fxp client. Charles DeWeese started developing MyFXP in Visual Basic 4, but he soon realized that Visual Basic fell short in many areas. A dear friend and ironically the author of LeapFTP suggested that he use Borland Delphi. Therefore, DeWeese switched to Borland Delphi 4. Although the original name was MyFXP, the program was later renamed to FlashFXP, and on June 24, 1998, FlashFXP was started. Nearly a month later, on July 23, 1998, FlashFXP 1.0 was released.

Version 1.2 was the first shareware version of FlashFXP.

Version 2.0 was a significant milestone for FlashFXP by providing SSL/TLS support.

By 2003, FlashFXP became successful. As a result, Charles DeWeese was simply unable to keep up with the development, support, and sales by himself. He later signed an exclusive deal with iniCom Networks, Inc and released version 3.0.

In late 2009, FlashFXP became part of the newly formed Opensight Software, LLC, which Charles is sole owner of. Sales are fully automated via share-it, PayPal, and the FlashFXP website, although support is really provided by the developer and other people at the support forums.

Version 4.0 included additional functionality, advanced features and has been reviewed as being more extensive compared to free FTP clients.[2]


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  1. ^ Changelog
  2. ^ a b Wagenaar, Abram (February 2011). "FlashFXP 4 (Review)" (in Dutch). Personal Computer Magazine. Retrieved May 26, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Archive - iniCom Networks Support Forums - FTP over SSH (aka SFTP / SCP)". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 

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