Developer Panic Inc.
Panic Inc. is an Oregon-based software company and video game publisher that specializes in applications for Mac OS X and iOS. It was founded by Steven Frank and Cabel Sasser.
Their flagship program is Transmit, an FTP client, first released in 1998. The program currently competes with Fetch, Interarchy and Cyberduck, the other popular FTP clients for Mac OS X.
Transmit has won a number of design awards, including Macworld Best of Show in 2005 and a 2005 Apple Design Award, for the Best Use of Mac OS X Tiger Technologies.
WHY USE TRANSMIT FTP CLIENT
Do you host your own website or have your website externally hosted ? Transmit will be your One-Stop FTP Client for Backing Up / Sync and File management.
So what is a FTP Client:
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. Using an FTP client is a method to upload, download, and manage files on a server.
FTP is a protocol for exchanging files over a network supporting the TCP/IP protocol. Two computers are involved in an FTP transfer: a server and a client. The FTP server, running FTP server software, listens on the network for connection requests from other computers. The client computer, running FTP client software, initiates a connection to the server. Once connected, the client can do a number of file manipulation operations such as uploading files to the server, download files from the server, rename or delete files on the server and so on.
Every website needs updating for new data, as the site information will change depending on the site-owner which might be private persons or companies. As stated the only way to change the website information is through a FTP Client. As their are a number of FTP Clients for Mac, it makes sense to tryout which FTP Client suits you best.
SETTING UP TRANSMIT
Setup of Transmit is straightforward with nothing else then drag the application to your applications folder and you’re set. Now all you need to do is setup your credentials with the external FTP server. Mostly these credentials are provided to you by your hosting company.
You need to choose a connection format; FTP , SFTP , S3 , WEBDAV. The standard FTP is common used by most.
Set the presences to your liking.
The interface is really nice. Much better then most of its competitors. It is like Macs Finder with a similar look and supports Tabs making it easier to control your various folders. A clean and simple interface is NOT only nice to look at, it also provides the user-simplicity in order to use the FTP Client easy also for a novice user. The left window is to be set as your source and the right as the file destination. Once you set the desired transfer folders, its time to press the sync button.
” NOW CHECK THE TRANSFER DIRECTION “
Press Synchronize and the process will start. TRANSMIT is really intuitive and FAST. I can’t say it enough times, why deal with a puzzled interface which may create faulty use, when things can be really easy. TRANSMIT tics all the boxes for me.
With the 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.
Panic TRANSMIT is the perfect FTP Client for any user. It supports a Mac like interface, which uses Tabs as your normal Mac Finder. Setup of any FTP connection is really easy and options are multiple. FTP connections are fast, absolutely fast.
The team at Panic software hit the jackpot with Transmit for Mac, and it’s an app absolutely worth the price. If you need an FTP client, you need Transmit for MAC – great speed and beautiful interface – get it if you want to make life easier for you..