I’ve used SmartFTP for a good few years now and am very happy with it. It transfers files both up and down from the internet; I couldn’t ask for anything more from an FTP client. However every time I install it I have the same problem – I can’t for the life of me find the setting that disables the auto connect feature on start up. Only a small thing I know, but the small things do seem to matter in life.
Being a simple kind of chap, I’d have expected to find a checkbox in the Tools->Settings->Connection options with a useful label such as “disable auto-connect”. However that’s just not how it works. Instead go to Tools->Settings->Interface and deselect the “Restore Workspace on Start” option. Simple really, just not particularly logical. Ok, I can *just about* see the logic but it’s definitely blury round the edges ;)