Yesterday, I covered the basics of the excellent Transmit 5 FTP App from Panic Software. Today, I want to go into the Preferences area and also look at how Transmit 5 is designed to work with many other cloud services in addition to FTP.
Transmit 5 Cloud Connections
If you are in the Transmit 5 main window, just click on the small plus symbol at the bottom of the right side window pane to access other cloud services besides FTP (right-click on any of these images and select “Open in new Tab” to see a larger version):
You will be taken to a drop down pane like this:
Transmit can connect to pretty much any of the major cloud services in operation at this time.
If you want to create a new FTP link just click on the FTP icon and fill in the information:
If you wish to establish a connection to Amazon S3, just click the Amazon icon:
And, that is how it goes. To connect to any of these services, just click on their icon and fill in the appropriate information. It is really easy to do. Transmit 5 is the App for all your cloud connection needs.
Transmit 5 Preferences
Transmit 5 has a bunch of Preferences. I must confess, some of them are beyond my understanding so I just leave those at the Default settings. Here is the General Pref Tab:
I think this window is pretty self-explanatory. Now, Panic Software has something called Panic Sync which enables you to connect between Transmit 5 Mac, Transmit in iOS and Coda, there HTML coding software:
You can tell Transmit 5 how to handle Transfers:
And, you can setup rules for your files which is totally out there:
Like I said, I do not alter too many of these settings because in some ways they are just beyond me. However, I think you can see that you can adjust and tweak Transmit 5 to your hearts content.
Transmit 5 is THE server connection software for the rest of us. You can use it for the usual FTP connections, but also for connecting to all kinds of other cloud services. If you need this type of functionality, then Transmit 5 is worth it’s price tag.