By Panic, Inc.
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Transmit 4 is the ultimate FTP + SFTP + WebDAV + Amazon S3 file transfer client on the Mac.
You need to transfer files. Maybe to an FTP or SFTP server, or the cloud via Amazon S3, or using WebDAV. You maintain a website, do backups, or upload photos. You need Transmit, the #1 Mac OS X FTP client.
- Protocol power: FTP (Normal, Implicit SSL, and TLS/SSL), SFTP, Amazon S3, and WebDAV (HTTP and HTTPS)
- Flexible Favorites for fast server access
- Handy two-pane view
- Fast multiple-connection transfers
- Easy transfer manager
- Quick Look, CoverFlow, Image Thumbnail view
- Places for one-click folder access
- FXP Support
- Bandwidth Limiting
- So much more!
Scary, wicked fast compared to Transmit 3 — up to 25 times.
4x faster: listing 30,000 remote files.
18x faster: downloading 30,000 small files.
2.25x faster: deleting 30,000 small files.
25x faster: uploading 15,000 small files.
AND ONE MORE THING: TRANSMIT DISK.
With the brand-new Transmit Disk feature, you can now mount any of your favorites in the Finder itself — even if Transmit's not running. These volumes are real: drag files to your SFTP server, save a small graphic to your Amazon S3 bucket directly from Photoshop, or roll your own iDisk-like backup volume. It's all possible in T4.
THIS IS THE BEST FILE TRANSFER CLIENT YOU'LL EVER BUY. Really!
What's New in Version 4.4.8
• Fixes a problem syncing via iCloud
• Added toggle fullscreen menu item
• New tabs no longer push the status bar off the bottom of the screen in full screen mode
Pretty, but not amazing
Client looks great, and no doubt I’ll make good use of features like iCloud bookmark syncing and the Transmit Drive.
However, the very first transfer I attempted (via FTP) was to download a folder with a number of files inside it: despite having the number of files to transfer set at 5, this kicked off just 1 download (the first file in the folder) and queued the rest of the files to wait — not automatically downloading in parallel. I had to manually drag each file in the folder in order for them to start downloading in parallel. So not really the most streamlined experience compared to pretty much every other client I’ve ever used, and rather a shock given the price tag…
UPDATE: and it’s only downhill from there — as others indicated, the Transmit Drive sounds like a good idea, but inevitably it just ends up in data loss (seems to be a caching issue where you can only update / write from one side of the disk, or you’re basically guaranteed to lose everything in the file). Maybe it has some must-have features for extremely niche users buried somewhere deep in Proxy configuration, or something, but with even the most basic functionality not up to par of freely available alternatives it’s a bit of a joke. Like others, I wanted to like it, but now can’t believe I spent this kind of money on such a poor tool.
Good, but room for improvement
I use this app to connect to my Drobo 5N while I am at work. So far I’ve really enjoyed using this app but I’ve run into a problem here or there. Most notably, I frequently have to force quit Finder after right clicking on a server item in finder. For whatever reason this often causes my laptop to freeze despite the fact that it is a brand new Macbook Pro.
I am also disappointed that there is no way to set my SFTP server as a Time Machine Backup location, but I suppose thats more of a feature request than an actual issue, so I won’t subtract any stars for that. I would also like it if there was a way to have drives mount automatically upon login, again though, that’s just a feature request.
Seriously, 30 dollars for this?
The most unreliable FTP client I’ve ever used. Slow. Filezilla looks like a cheetah compared to this thing. UI looks nice, but what does it matter if the app doesnt work? This is third time I’ve lost data with a disk mounted because it failed to save, then decided that the file it failed to save should get uploaded, resulting in a zero kb file. Oh, gee, thanks. Is there no internal error checking? I get ‘credentials invalid’ all that time, but then magically on the 3rd try to connect to a server it will work. Never had this issue with any other client. Hasn’t been updated in forever, just like Coda.
Don’t buy from Panic. They don’t update their software, and don’t provide solid tools. As a developer, my tools are the last thing I want to be fighting with. I spend more time trying to get Panic’s programs to behave (or going in and trying to recover data) than actually getting work done.