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I'll just add that nautilus can connect to ftp servers, and you can add shortcuts to ftp accounts with passwords.
Then you just click on the icon inside of nautilus and it shows the site as if it was a folder.
You can just copy and paste from your folders using this method.
I only use filezilla for very specific needs, such as downloading or uploading 4 GB files to ftp servers that come up and down (filezilla is quite good at retrying failed transfers from the point you left off).
And filezilla also works under windows and other systems, so nothing to learn