SFTPplugin for Total Commander APK

Version 2.40b2 - com.ghisler.tcplugins.SFTP
Last updated: 2020-01-23 12:22:23

This is a Plugin for Total Commander for Android! It does not work standalone!

APP Information

Download Version 2.40b2 (35)
Apk Size1.99 MB
App DeveloperC. Ghisler
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.0.x and up
App Packagecom.ghisler.tcplugins.SFTP.apk
Website http://www.ghisler.com/android.htm

Download SFTPplugin for Total Commander 2.40b2 APK

App Description

SFTPplugin for Total Commander is ghisler,tcplugins,sftp,tools,totalcmd-sftp, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 2 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit C. Ghisler website who developed it. com.ghisler.tcplugins.SFTP.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.40b2 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than SFTPplugin for Total Commander APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 8800+ times on store. You can also download com.ghisler.tcplugins.SFTP APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

This is a Plugin for Total Commander for Android!
It does not work standalone!

Do NOT install if you do not use Total Commander!

Note: This plugin allows to connect to SFTP servers (file transfer over SSH secure shell). For FTPS (FTP over SSL), please use the separate FTP plugin from the Play Store:

Why is this plugin so big? It includes the free sshj library for ssh connections. To support authentication via client certificates, it also has to include libraries from the BouncyCastle project.

App ChangeLog

  • 2.3:
  • - Support private key encrypted with AES-128/192/256-CTR
  • 2.2:
  • - Fix crash in SCP only mode
  • 2.1:
  • - Use SCP only on servers not supporting SFTP
  • 2.0:
  • - much faster uploads and downloads, especially when using SCP
  • - Support for ECDSA private key authentication with curves: NIST256, NIST384, NIST521, Ed25519
  • - Support for 2 factor authentication (e.g. Google authenticator)
  • - Show symlinks with instead of size, follow symlinks to directories

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Fast, good. Would've given it 5 stars instead of 4, only because it does not preserve file timestamps when copying/moving files from mobile to PC (like another certain popular File Explorer on Android can)

Very buggy. Prone to errors that break the app's functionality completely until its' data is purged.

Good consept, wish it wouldn't disconnect after a minute or so. Could be great, if it could be relied on & had an intigrated terminal emulator. I would gladly pay for a plugin that would let me securely login to a server. And use a terminal in whatever directory I was in. Sometimes U need to administer to a server. When U aren't near a computer.

Failed to reconnect after access point drop and reconnects... annoying. I have to completely close the app and restart it... I tried to give my device a fixed IP to see if this would fix it... It seems that after being disconnected it simply won't reconnect...

Used to work really great but now disconnects after a few minutes into watching a movie on a shared drive.

I know of no other android app for SFTP transfers that works. this works 100 percent

Excellent plugin for Total Commander on Android. Works perfectly for me.

Works great for connecting to my Synology NAS.

Disconnects very often

nice plugin but how can i data trust on this app?

🌍🌎🌏⛈🔒someone would not let me keep mine own phone still in Paris Texas in this is what its been about.


Works nice, but silently damages files larger that 2GB. There goes my video :(

Work as expected

Fantastic !!!

I was able to see how to cut and paste files on the server, but not how to save them down to my phone. The only options were Download & Open or Download & Edit. The Open deleted the temp file after closing & I didn't want to edit a PDF file. I went back to File Manager +

I use this daily. Excellent plugin.

Could be possible to implement timeout option? Some servers need more time to log in, so I would need to increase timeout. JuiceSSH can log in, while Total Commander SFTP is timing out.

At first it looks like login succeeded, but it fails to do anything afterwards. No file listing, nothing at all. Turbo Client worked with no hassle, but it's not free for more than one server.

It's broken. It successfully authenticates with my server however it doesn't show any file listing, acts like nothing happened. It doesn't show any errors either. I'm sure my server is fine, JuiceSSH connects to it flawlessly.

As others have mentioned, SFTP is FTP via SSH that works with Public-Key cryptography (aka Public-Private key pair). This plug-in seems to be FTPS. Is there a way to use public keys? Having an app work as advertized is the least requirement to get a good review. Once this gets fixed so will the rate.

Just like all the other TC add-on's, this one is guaranteed to please. Securely move files using FTP without a seprate app. Because it's TC it's easy to use.

You use a private (id_rsa) and public (id_rsa.pub) key for openssh not a damn pem file for openssl

Slow copy speed, doesn't keep copying during device screen off, foreground copy big files occupying TC to do other work

Doesn't do long transfers in the background. Total deal breaker for large files or slow connections.

This IS NOT SFTP. SFTP is ftp over ssh (pub/priv key pairing) this is not SFTP. THIS IS NOT SFTP. THIS IS NOT SFTP. THIS IS NOT SFTP. THIS IS NOT SFTP. Please fix this? This app is otherwise absolutely perfect!

Doesn't work. Seems to connect but shows no files/dirs

Doesn't support symbolic links.

I think that utf-8 encoding should be the default one. Almost nobody uses ascii.

Not working...stays connecting forever, hanging the app.

Please support openssl private key!!!

Works great for filetransfere to mac & linux (ssh (scp))




No private key support


No ssh key support.

Can't copy files

The file transfers seem to bog down severely for a few seconds, very frequently. Another SFTP client did not have this problem. The lack of file transfer speed indication is a real sore spot for me. I want to know how fast my transfers are going. Other than those complaints, the plugin works well.

Some systems use two factor authetication (Google Authenticator for e.g.), which this plugin cannot handle, but would be good :)

The only reason I've stopped using this is because of the lack of support for ssh keys. Other than that, its seems alright.

Can it work with ssh generated key? Great job developer on all tc addons.

Sftp broken.

Works, that is it!

But it would be nicer to be able to sftp over onionland...

Great plugin. Especially useful with pubkey authentification

Perfect. No more tedious file operations in a tiny ssh terminal window. This plugin works just as expected, giving you a local-like experience on a remote file system. Great!


Best file manager app

Good for forming a new RSS network to blink the Gov. Like they've been blinking me 4 years. Freedom is just another word for defect

You have to sit there & manually tick off every frigging file that is done or needs to be resumed one-at-a-time, renders this absolutely worthless.

Plugin works as expected. But I would like for it to support newer ssh cryptographic algorithms like ecdh for key exchange and sha2 for hash/hmac.

just excellent as the total commander (everywhere)

Displays folder mount points as files. Please fix.

Clicked connection - nothing happened... Ever

Thank you God.

Very good work


best excellent


Just a hair shy of Samba speed

another fine reason to use total commander

Great plugin.

Great plugin. Thanks!


Absence of this plugin was only reason why I have not been using TC on my phone as I did on ms windows years ago. Great closed source software, Ghisler.

Works great Dropped a rating as does not support keys

I Hate Love(OOO%)



requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

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