Access FTP links easily on Windows Phone 8 with FTP Enabler

FTP Enabler is a neat little app that adds the ability to Windows Phone for the loading of ftp:// links. As it currently stands, if one opens an FTP URL from an email, loads it up in Ineternet Explorer or from another app, an error message is displayed. The user is asked to look for an app on the store to carry out this command. The only issue is there aren't any apps listed, until now.

Linked files are downloaded in FTP Enabler, which launches an appropriate app for that particular file type, ether it be a .docx, .png, .pdf or .zip. It's a small app, but proves useful especially if you have an FTP link instead of HTTP. It would be great to see Windows Phone handle said protocol without requiring a third-party app, and one could simply change the link and use http, but where's the fun in that? Note that FTP Enabler is not an FTP client.

You can download FTP Enabler from the Windows Phone Store (listed for Windows Phone 8 only) for $0.99.

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.