updated 03:20 pm EST, Wed February 16, 2005
Panic releases Transmit 3
Panic today released , an update to its popular Mac OS X FTP client. Version 3 adds several of major new features, engine improvements, and other "nice little touches." It adds a new column view, convenient "tabs" for multiple connections, a Finder-like sidebar (with per-server folders), a redesigned Favorites area, search functions, a preview drawer with support for more image types and thumbnail zooming, dock status, spring-loaded folders and tabs, server-to-server transfers, linked folder navigation, improved synchronization, and full iDisk / WebDAV support. Transmit 3 is available for $30 or as an $18 upgrade for v2 owners.
Panic says that its newly integrated iDisk and WebDAV support is faster than the Mac OS X Finder. Transmit 3 also brings the ability to create a new, blank file on a server, a "duplicate" command that works for remote items,
support for more external text editors, huge speed updates, a new
Safari-like batch download window, full Apple Help, improved
AppleScript, support for the FTP TLS/SSL protocol (in addition to SFTP
for secure connections), improved AppleScript, a handy toolbar toggle to
show/hide invisible files, and DockSend, a new Favorites setting that allows you to quickly send files to favorites by simply dragging them to the Transmit dock icon.
"When we first started work on Transmit 3, we actually weren't sure how we could improve upon a program we already happily used every day,"
noted Cabel Sasser, Panic co-founder. "But once we started adding new
ideas, the coding floodgates burst open like a fire-hose upon our
keyboards, and we actually found it almost hard to stop. The end result
is an application that elegantly adds useful new features, without
having them get in the way or feel bloated. We're all really proud of
how it turned out!"
Transmit 3 is available as a free, feature-full 15 day downloadable demo; after 15 days, favorites are disabled and sessions are limited to 10 minutes. The company has also released Transmit 1.7 (for Mac OS 9) as a free application. While now unsupported and technically "retired", users can dowload and use the application on the classic Mac OS without paying any registration fees.