I discovered FreeFileSync for the use case of uploading files to an FTP server quickly and easily. It does better than domain-specific (FileZilla) or commercial products (PhpStorm). Kudos!
What prevents me from using it in practice is that it stores my sensitive password unencrypted in the ffs_sync config file (and, less importantly, displays it in base64 encoding on the UI). For instance, suppose my password is "sdf", then the UI will display the path as
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The other above-mentioned applications provide a feature where you don't provide the password (but still indicate that one is required, i.e. sth like "pass64=<ASK>" or just "pass64" without the "="). Upon first usage (per server+username) the application will ask for the password and, if the connection was successful, will store it in (encrypted?) memory until the application is closed. Would it be possible to add a feature like this to FreeFileSync too?