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16 September 2020

Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

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Aargl
14 November 2019
Version: 5.6.1

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I'm also a long time user, so my review is more global: I've always preferred Transmit's interface and feel over the other FTP clients, but I've always also had issues while syncing "huge" folders (if you can consider 100Mb huge, nowadays...) I still haven't found another app that does it with no alert of any kind or not having connection issues, so I suspect that FTP on its own is already an issue, but I can't believe there's no cure for such things in 2019... :-/
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denisguiet
13 September 2020
Version: 5.6.6
(From long-term paying user) Transmit is pretty, like all Panic products. But on recent MacOS (including latest Catalina, with latest Transmit) you get scattered zero-byte transfers, without warning or message of any kind. Not good. You're left digging through multiple folders to find where those files are, which is not what trustworthy FTP should be about. Also (maybe related) first single-file transfer after a connection can take up to 10-15 seconds, even for a tiny file. But yes, the software is pretty...
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5
E-pieczatki24
02 March 2020
Version: 5.6.3
It's good paid FTP app if you doing webs development professionally.
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Aargl
14 November 2019
Version: 5.6.1
I'm also a long time user, so my review is more global: I've always preferred Transmit's interface and feel over the other FTP clients, but I've always also had issues while syncing "huge" folders (if you can consider 100Mb huge, nowadays...) I still haven't found another app that does it with no alert of any kind or not having connection issues, so I suspect that FTP on its own is already an issue, but I can't believe there's no cure for such things in 2019... :-/
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ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 5.6.1
When I see "FTP", I think of Transmit.
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Maclover1-1
07 July 2019
Version: 5.5.1
Having a lot of ftp connection issues with the last few versions (post 5). Have used this app since its birth so don't want to judge and re-rate just yet.. Am a Coda user as well and having much better luck using it as an ftp uploader.. what's going on Panic?
If I did not use Coda.. and if Yummy did no sport such a crappy antiquated UI.. and if ForkLift imported Transmit bookmarks (I have looooads).. I'd have moved away already.. (on top of that support is not very good, in my perception at least).
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OhEssex
20 June 2019
Version: 5.5.1
I don't really like this much. I use Transmit to connect to a local linux box in our office via sftp. If I select a remote file (e.g. a tiny text file) from the Transmit window and edit and then save it in a Mac text editor, it can take up to 30 seconds before I get the notification from transmit that the file updated at the linux box. It's definitely not a bandwidth issue on our LAN.
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Lesoth0
17 June 2019
Version: 5.5
Having moved over from my beloved FETCH 5.77 (used since the 1990s) as Jim Matthews is still creating the 64-bit version for the modern era, there's lots to like about Transmit, except it has already crashed on me 3 times in the past hour after Purchasing a couple of copies for Work.

Still lots of v5.5 bugs for them to follow-up on within OSX 10.14.5 Mojave. I've sent Crash Reports to Panic Dev.
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0.5
Toad
15 June 2019
Version: 5.5
Have used Transmit for many tears. Installed v5.5.0 after which it has forgotten my Amazon S3 login details and refuses to connect when I supply them.
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5
Bento de Espinosa
01 April 2019
Version: 5.2.4
With a different FTP program, I was having problems uploading my files. I got disconnected all the time. I then switched to Transmit, and voilà: no more disconnections! Wonderful program!
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Programhappy
01 February 2019
Version: 5.2.2
Since updating to 5.2.2, connections no longer resume after restarting the application. HUGE fail. BTW, darkening the active tab is moronic and entirely unintuitive. Put it back to the way it used to be: active tab light; inactive tabs dark!
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2.5
cig0
20 January 2019
Version: 5.2.1
Overpriced for what it does when you got much more with less-pricey apps like ForkLift from Binary Nights.
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cig0
20 January 2019
Version: 5.2.1
Great app but not worth its price, when you think you can get ALL of its features and more for less money, with apps like ForkLift or Commander One PRO.
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Mcr
08 January 2019
Version: 5.2.1
Current full fledged file managers have pretty much all integrated FTP and support for multiple file protocols (icloud etc). This is a natural evolution; to the everyday user, the protocol should be transparent, from user's perspective it's all about moving files back and forth, whatever the source/destination, transport medium or protocol. Users think less in terms of local versus remote these days. Transmit have a hard time justifying cost; when the file management capabilities are not on par with likes of Forklift, Pathfinder etc, especially the dual pane UI. I know the 5 version improved greatly, but IMO, the file management aspect is still lagging behind. Forklift is only $29 and also supports SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP, and NFS
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Scion777
29 September 2018
Version: 5.2
With FTP increasingly being dropped - you can't even connect to Mozilla's internal servers any more - I'm afraid this once very useful application is going to be marginalized to personal ftp servers. Sad. But, security is paramount, I guess.
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garochristian
14 June 2018
Version: 5.1.4
What other file transfer protocols does Transmit support? I'm currently playing with the free trial and, notably, SMB, AFP and NFS (among others) seem to be missing... ?
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castro15
22 May 2018
Version: 5.1.3
I loved v4 and before, but v5 has a terrible, bloated UI and crashes at least twice a day. I'm hopeful with every upgrade that Panic fixes these bugs, but they never do. I'm now looking for an alternative after all these years. Too bad Interarchy 11 is vaporware. Any suggestions?
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turnkit
14 May 2018
Version: 5.1.3
Good app but on large sftp multi-file transfers over night it will stop without error messages and not having finished any of the files.

The next day requires quitting and relaunching to transfer anything. Sad because it is often as much as twice as fast as Cyberduck or Fetch.
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5
Dusan-Pecko
11 May 2018
Version: 5.1.3
super ftp program
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mayymoton
26 April 2018
Version: 5.1.1
Its a good app. I like how it makes my work easy. Good job.
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Lpeting
02 April 2018
Version: 5.0.5
Transmit 5.1.1 is out now.
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5
Rikyman
03 March 2018
Version: 5.0.5
Love this app, simple and fast.
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TCalhau
20 February 2018
Version: 5.0.5
I would love to see CloudApp support implemented in Transmit 5. That would help me a lot, a lot, a lot.
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Larsen2k4
14 February 2018
Version: 5.0.5
Still no localisations after all these months. Even though the new design is sleek and fun to use, it's sad not to get appropriate language output at this price point - especially because this has been standard until v4.
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Maclover1-1
18 December 2017
Version: 5.0.5
I use a Wacom Intuos, Transmit does not support stylus, basically you can pretty much drag an drop a file/folder once (sometimes not even once) in the Transmit browser, and after that you're stuck using the trackpad (or a mouse.. I have not used a mouse for 20 years..). as Transmit does not respond to the Intuos beyond one or two actions at best... So today I moved a whole bunch of files.. I had to use a couple of fingers from each hand to drag and drop using the trackpad (about as pleasant as driving with a steering wheel covered in oil) and what had to happen happened, I let them go in the wrong folder, hundreds of files.. Big mess, had to reinstall the whole site from backup. Panic knows about this Wacom issue, and keeps telling me they'll fix it.. When?! In version 12 ? I'll have retired by then. Also Panic said that Coda and Transmit would share the same bookmarks.. but years after saying this. one still has to export and reimport.. no automated syncing, Will this feature ever see the light of day.. why talk about it if you never come around to implementing it.
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5
Scott-C-H-
27 October 2017
Version: 5.0.5
It's an excellent paid FTP app if you do web development professionally. Folder syncing, the "Mount as Disk" option and fast file transfer performance are all reliable and very helpful in development work. Strongly recommended if you are a professional web developer using a Mac as a primary development environment.
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5
mrperfect
05 October 2017
Version: 5.0.4
Easy to use, applescript scriptable, fast, good features, nice UI
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anonymous-gerbil-5319
05 October 2017
Version: 5.0.4
Cannot connect to multiple hosts on 10.11.6 (05-10-17 08:04:52,599 Transmit[19669]: [Crashlytics:Crash] Warning: NSApplicationCrashOnExceptions is not set. This will result in poor top-level uncaught exception reporting.) Contacted Panic multiple times, are not really interested in fixing. Works en looks very well on 10.12, just a pity about 10.11 not being up to par with that. The best part of good software is good support and that leaves room for improvement at Panic. So 3 stars instead of 5.
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5
arimatheia-otto
16 August 2017
Version: 5.0.1
Very good. The best one.
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5
MichelH8564
02 August 2017
Version: 5.0
V 5 is elegant, more powerful (more functions) and objectively faster. I absolutely recommend it.
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RJC.NJNYC
27 July 2017
Version: 5.0
The developer states that there is one price $35, whether you are an existing customer or a new customer, and uses the fact that it has not had a paid update since 2010 to justify. The bottom line is existing customers are not getting any usual discount, as newbies are getting for the same price. That's not how you show existing customer appreciation or keep brand loyalty.
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pettifogger0712
22 July 2017
Version: 5.0
Have used Transmit since V3 - one of my "must have" apps for any Mac user and I have no problem whatsoever shelling out the $35 for a new version :-)
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Maclover1-1
21 July 2017
Version: 5.0
Ok now I can review it.. I've used Transmit since.. forever ( I also have Yummy and Forklift) and even though I like forklift as it is almost a Finder, I keep getting back to Transmit as it always seems to work when I face rights issues etc with others, I also feel Transmit to be faster for transfers.. Since version 4 and now 5 the UI has gotten much better, always very Mac-like and almost playful.. which I like (the kid in me.. love the little truck). All the connection options are great.. and there is a soft spot in me for the company that brought us Audion.. way back :0) As for the price, indeed they have not charged for ages.. time to show a little love/money !
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Maclover1-1
21 July 2017
Version: 5.0
Version 5.. not able to be used in split view (side by side) with another application like say.. Finder. Are you kidding me?!
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5
Aargl
27 February 2017
Version: 4.4.10
I can't think of a better FTP tool! (tried Fetch, Cyberduck, and others) After so many years of basic use, I've just read the "Learn 15 Secrets of Transmit 4" page (link above) and guess what: I've discovered a few useful features I didn't know! Great! :-) There's also a 4.4.12 update for Transmit Disk: https://library.panic.com/transmit/td-install/
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5
lqcindy
16 June 2016
Version: 4.4.10
It is really wonderful as a FTP client. Simply and fast!
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krizzli
28 January 2016
Version: 4.4.10
I have been a happy user of Transmit for a few years now, and I can say I am very happy with it. The remote server mounted as a disk is a brilliant idea, and although some servers don't play well with it, I have had very few bad experiences during the countless hours I've spent using it. Synchronization is a feature that could be improved in some ways, for example: simulating the sync is great, but why can't I choose which files I want or want not synchronized after getting the result of the simulation? What I do is export the list to a rtf file, then manually copy the files I'm interested in sync'ing, but it's far from ideal. 4 stars!
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Macinman
04 October 2015
Version: 4.4.8
I want to leave a comment with a work around for those who use transmit disk menu and who want to upgrade to El Capitan. By Default El capitan ships with SIP enabled, a new feature implemented by Apple to increase security to protect the OS and the user from malicious activities. As a result of this certain system utilities will no longer function until updated to take into account of these features. People like me3 who have older software that either hasn't been updated , or the cost isn't worth upgrading for just that one feature. There is a work around apple has included. Boot into Recovery mode by holding command+r on boot. when the os x utilities windows appears select terminal from the utilities menu in terminal type: csrutil disable and hit return. A message should appear saying the protection was successfully disabled type reboot into the terminal to reboot the mac and your third party utilities will function again. Keep in mind NOTE" don't do this unless you know what you're doing or have a real reason to do so because you are taking away security that will protect your system. If you are good with computers and understand security or have experience with unix or linux systems outside os x you may proceed as you will already understand the risks. I personally like full control of the system and not have security policies in place I can't control. Hope this helps have a great day! By the way, you can re enable SIP by repeating the above steps but typing csrutil enable at the terminal prompt.
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Macinman
05 September 2015
Version: 4.4.8
As a Beta tester of El capitan, I wanted to inform people that transmit menu is currently broken. The issue is documented on Panic's site in their troubleshooting section. It's due to the new security changes apple has made to 10.11. I also wanted to mention that the site doesn't specify a time it will be fixed, but they suggest it will be fixed in the future at some point. the site for reference is: https://library.panic.com/transmit/td-troubleshoot/
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stapoz-2
28 August 2015
Version: 4.4.8
It works great. I'm not saying I use this as my FTP client for everything. Because I never liked their UI. But they have improved a lot over time. When I need manage my sites with FTP... Viper FTP is the way to go.
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0.5
wickedsp1d3r
20 August 2015
Version: 4.4.8
Mounting and using remote filesystems with TransmitMenu is extremely torturous. Hanging and disconnecting all the time. Oh, and if you want to refresh Finder, well, remounting is the only way. The "Refresh Finder" function does nothing. In my opinion, this is completely useless feature and can be removed from the app without any further development. Half-star to TransmitMenu.
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JohnF1664
31 July 2015
Version: 4.4.8
Simply the best
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timmerk
16 July 2015
Version: 4.4.8
I used to love Transmit, and it's still the best FTP/SFTP client for OS X. However, I noticed over the last few months that after using Transmit for extended periods of time, sometimes it fails to upload all files and folders in a folder that you upload. There are no errors, and it shows that it completed successfully. Even the transcript doesn't show it attempting to upload the missing files. Re-uploading doesn't fix it, either. You have to quit Transmit, reopen, and then it works. I've been burned many times because missing PHP files. Lastly, still no automatic refresh of directories? No one wants cached directory listings.
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5
69number69
16 March 2015
Version: 4.4.8
The best ftp application for mac.Simple & fast!
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5
larrykoo
15 March 2015
Version: 4.4.8
Good
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5
m-dave
25 February 2015
Version: 4.4.8
By far the best SFTP client. Been using it for years.
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4.5
john-ht
04 January 2015
Version: 4.4.8
Works good
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4.5
john-ht
04 January 2015
Version: 4.4.8
Works good
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5
Donmontalvo
31 December 2014
Version: 4.4.8
I inadvertently hit the sad-face icon for Transmit when I was over at the Cyberduck page. We recently had to select an FTP client for an enterprise company. We evaluated all the available solutions. After thorough testing the decision was made to go with Transmit. I have several FTP clients on my MBPr, but I consistently use Transmit. Its easy to use, easy to manage, and does what I expect it to do reliably and consistently. Costs a few dollars, but its fair to pay a developer for a quality product, happy to do so.
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Elmewe
02 December 2014
Version: 4.4.8
Also ExpanDrive is some of the popular Apps I think that's great
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pnn314
24 October 2014
Version: 4.4.8
ExpanDrive is the best app!
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