Xnet Communications on Tuesday released Captain FTP 4.0, an FTP client that enables direct file sharing between users on a network. Its address book is divided into sections that enable users to open sharing with others on the network or via public or private FTP. This new version of Captain FTP also features the ability to open new FTP connections in tabs within a single window, much like tabbed browsing in Safari, as well as built-in viewers for video, audio, image and PDF files, a browser column that displays file attributes and more.
This is a free upgrade for users who purchased upgrade protection for previous versions of Captain FTP; if they didn’t, this is a US$19 upgrade, or $29 with 12 months of upgrade protection. The full version is $25, or $34 with upgrade protection. You can also purchase upgrade protection by itself for $15. System requirements were not provided.