A desktop class, award winning FTP client. Browse your server and view your files. View images, documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Play video and audio. Open html, php, css, javascript, and more in the color coding editor.

This new 4.0 version has all new designs and features! Upgrade within the app to activate everything.

(This app requires an in-app purchase to activate. Owners of of "FTP On The Go" or "FTP On The Go PRO" get discounted upgrade pricing. Make sure they are installed on the same device when you tap to Activate the upgrade.)

What's New

Version 4.4.2

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
42 Ratings
42 Ratings

Smart & capable despite some hiccups & age


A couple of small bugs can make the app appear broken (see below), yet it's largely more capable than the popular and polished Textastic.

The workarounds that keep it working for me:

• When it appears to crash on launch, I'm able to get into it via the app switcher.

• [UPDATE: This appears to be fixed in the 4 March 2018 update.) A file can appear almost entirely blank, showing nothing but its first line; momentarily rotating the device fixes this for me.

The app's functions are more customizable and robust than those of Textastic. FTPOnTheGo Pro has simpler, less-confusing directory navigation than Textastic 5.3.1 on iPhone (where the file-transfer and local-files views can be readily mistaken for one another), and simple edits to a remote file needn't involve fussing with a local copy as Textastic requires. (Textastic also requires more care to make sure a file gets uploaded to the correct location—!)

On the other hand, updates have been quite rare, while Textastic has smoother performance and a more pleasant editing environment, plus some support for VoiceOver.

In version 4.4.2 my Dropbox connection isn't working.

FTP On The Go PRO has a good FTP toolkit. If and when those bugs are fixed and it has a little more polish (better VoiceOver integration, more sharing options, etc.) I'll be happy to give it five stars.

Stopped working. No response from customer support!


I used to love using this app both on my iPad and iPhone. For some reason, it has just stopped working properly. The site directory doesn't appear when logging in, unless you press the refresh button. However, I can no long upload or download files. It just hangs on all communication operations. Unfortunately, I haven't had a response from customer support (contacted them twice now), so I had to make a change to Coda. I hope they ultimately fix whatever is wrong with the app so they can retain their customer base.

Broken photo edits in ios11


I have had this app for years, use it very very regularly and it is been great, but in recent iOS versions yet no longer edits photos properly. If you try to do a crop, it will crop not what you have seen on the screen but some different selection. I have replicated this many times and upgraded to the latest version, does it every single time. Very very frustrating.


Headlight Software, Inc.
27 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2015 Headlight Software, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. "Activate FTP On The Go PRO for iOS 7" with 3.x Pro discount $4.99
  2. "Activate FTP On The Go PRO for iOS 7" $9.99
  3. "Activate FTP On The Go PRO for iOS 7" with 3.x discount $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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