Free web tools

Here is a list of the most important free web tools.

Freedcamp

Freedcamp is a web-based project management tool and organization system for single or multiple users collaborating using cloud computing. It even allows you to use time tracking feature!

HTTrack

HTTrack allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

FileZilla

FileZilla is a fast, reliable, and secure FTP/SFTP client that allows you to transfer files between Web sites and PCs running Windows.

Synchronizing Site Manager Entries between two computers?

In order to do so:

  1. Create a directory called “FileZilla” in your Dropbox folder.
  2. Open FileZilla, File->Export check “export site manager entires” and save it in your new FileZilla folder in Dropbox as “sitemanager.xml” and close FileZilla
  3. Go to the install location of FileZilla, probably C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla FTP Client\Docs.
  4. Open the “fzdefaults.xml.example” in a text editor.
  5. Delete everything from <servers> to </servers>. That is an example site which you don’t need, and your sites are in sitemanager.xml anyways.
  6. In the “Config location” setting change $SOMEDIR/filezilla/ to the path to your Dropbox filezilla folder, probably C:\Users\\Dropbox\FileZilla This is the folder FileZilla will start storing your filezilla.xml (settings) and sitemanager.xml (ftp site list) files, among other config files.
  7. BONUS: For extra security change “Kiosk mode” to 1, this will stop FileZilla from remembering passwords which are embarrassingly stored as plaintext in the sitemanager.xml file!! Use KeePass to manage your FTP passwords instead, less convenient but infinitely more secure.
  8. Save the edited file as “fzdefault.xml” in the “FileZilla FTP Client” folder. If Windows won’t let you save there because you need admin privileges, just save it on your desktop then drag it into the Client folder manually.

That should be it, open FileZilla and all your sites should be in Site Manager. Whatever sites or settings you change now will sync to your other installs after they are configured this way.

 

 

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