Transmit 5 Continued

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):

Add Transmit Server
Add Transmit Server

You will be taken to a drop down pane like this:

Transmit Server Connections
Transmit Server Connections

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:

Transmit FTP Connection
Transmit FTP Connection

If you wish to establish a connection to Amazon S3, just click the Amazon icon:

Transmit Amazon Connection
Transmit Amazon Connection

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:

Transmit General Preferences
Transmit General Preferences

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:

Transmit Panic Sync
Transmit Panic Sync

You can tell Transmit 5 how to handle Transfers:

Transmit Transfer Settings
Transmit Transfer Settings

And, you can setup rules for your files which is totally out there:

Transmit Preferences Rules
Transmit Preferences Rules

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.

Conclusion

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.