Transmit Comes to iOS and iPad – and Promises ‘You Are Now Your Own Cloud’

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Transmit for iPad

Here’s some great news for fans of the excellent Transmit FTP app for the Mac: it has now come to the iPad and iOS. It looks like the new app extensions in iOS 8 sold the deal for Transmit to come to our iDevices, as per the promo email about the app from its makers, Panic:

For a long time people have been telling us “you should make Transmit for iOS!”. But to be honest, it never totally made sense to us. What would you use it for?

Until iOS 8. You see, in iOS 8, we can extend the system Share panel to offer a new option: Transmit iOS. That means that, while browsing Photos, you can tap one, hit Transmit, and SFTP it up to your web server. Or send voice memos to Amazon S3. Or… well, the sky’s the limit.

Transmit for iPad supports not just FTP and SFTP for file transfer but also WebDAV and Amazon S3 servers. It’s accessible through the standard iOS Share button – so you can share photos and files from any iOS app that includes the Share button.

Here’s the feature list for Transmit for iPad and iOS:

• Full Remote File Management
Login to your server. Upload. Download. Rename. Edit permissions. Make folders. Do it all.
• Save & Upload Files from the iOS Share Sheet
You can quickly send an image from your Photos, an audio file from Messages, or any iOS app that uses the standard system “Share” sheet, to your Mac or server.
• Connect to FTP, SFTP, S3 and WebDAV
Full support for Transmit’s entire suite of protocols is now available to iOS users.
• Twin-Turbo Background Transfer Engine
The full power of Transmit’s transfer engine is available, even while Transmit is in the background.
• The Joy of Drag & Drop
Why do no iOS apps use drag and drop? We wondered that too. Especially satisfying on the iPad — with Local on the left and Remote on the right it’s smooth as silk to drag over a file.
• Edit Documents from Compatible Third-Party Apps
iOS 8-compatible third-party applications that implement the new iCloud document picker will have instant access to Transmit as a file source. Opening and saving files in these apps will relay changes back to Transmit to be uploaded onto your server.
• Panic Sync
You can sync your saved servers and credentials with Panic Sync, and keep them updated between Transmit for iOS and Coda (requires Coda 2.5). Eventually, we’ll add support for Diet Coda and Transmit for Mac.
• iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Ready
Looks great on any screen size.

Transmit is a best in class app on the Mac; I’m looking forward to trying Ii t out on the iPad.

Here’s an App Store link for Transmit; it’s priced at $9.99 and is a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.


Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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