Tuesday, March 08, 2005


Transmit is an FTP utility. At the Panic.com web site, they define FTP as:

"FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is the universal way to send, receive, and manage your files and folders using the internet. If you manage a web site, need to send a file to a friend running an FTP server, need to post eBay images to a image host, or download a lot of software updates, then Transmit is the perfect program for you: it makes FTP easy and fun!"

So, I couldn't have said it better myself. I have used Transmit ever since I bought a Mac to do web site development. It's very easy to use, and does everything that I want - plus a lot more. One of the interesting things about Mac software these days, is when 3rd party software developers enhance an OS X feature. For example, Transmit version 3 provides access to my .Mac iDisk, if I want.

I have yet to write any software for the Mac, but it appears that every new technology is documented well enough for programmers to embrace and enhance, within limits anyway. This is great news, and really makes using a Macintosh a joy.

By the way, I use WS_FTP in Windows, but I'll save that post for another time...

<< Home