Transmit 5.1 – Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

Transmit 5.1

Transmit is a powerful and versatile Mac OS X application that makes it easy for you to manage and organize large files on various servers on clouds.

User-oriented interface with support for multiple tabs

With Transmit’s help you can quickly and effortlessly transfer files to SFTP or FTP server, as well as Amazon S3 or WevDAV from within a user-oriented interface.

Transmit comes a simple and reliable solution for users that need to maintain websites, upload numerous photos or perform backups.

Transmit comes with a “Twin-Turbo Engine”, multi-connection transfer and FXP support fact that makes it a fast, smooth-running and dependable client for most Mac users.

On top of that, Transmit enables you to limit the bandwidth, synchronize or compare files with ease.

Choose between a single or dual pane window

From Transmit’s two-panel window you can view the files stored locally and the ones saved on the server. At the same time, Transmit helps you create a list with favorite servers add a new FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3 or WebDAV server.

The top toolbar allows you to switch between the thumbnail, list, column and Cover Flow view mode and change from the a dual pane to a single pane window. In addition, Transmit seamlessly integrates Mac OS X’s Quick Look feature, a fact that helps you preview files before transferring them.

Handy synchronization features

By accessing the Action drop-down menu, you can open the Info window, copy the file path or URL address, move items to Trash or the desired location, create duplicates, compress or label files. On top of that, you have the option to create new folders or files, refresh the list and open a folder in a new tab or new window.

Thanks to the built-in search form, you can quickly and effortlessly filter the displayed items as soon as you start typing. The Preferences window enables you to change the default FTP client and configure Transmit to synchronize your favorite items via iCloud or Dropbox.


Version 5.1:

  • Chinese, French, and German Localizations
  • New protocol: OpenStack Swift
  • Support for the SFTP ProxyCommand directive when using SSH config files
  • Support for PKCS #11 cryptographic keys using the PKCS11Provider directive in SSH config files
  • SFTP Auth agent support (including Krypton)
  • S3: Support for “US GovCloud” servers
  • S3: Added support for the EU (Paris) region
  • Support for ChaCha20 Poly1305 cipher when using SFTP
  • Support for curve25519-sha256 key exchange method name when using the curve25519 exchange
  • Improved SFTP transfer speed for most binary files. (Packet compression is now off by default for SFTP, but can be re-enabled in the ssh config file if, for example, you transfer a lot of large text files)
  • Send Raw Command result dialog layout improvements
  • SFTP connections will fall back to IPv4 if an IPv6 connection fails
  • Updated ‘Transfer Complete’ Dock badge to better differentiate between it and the uploading badge
  • Updated Automator actions, Workflows may need to be reset to use the new actions
  • Added support for additional ~/.ssh/config directives:
    • HostKeyAlgorithms
    • Ciphers
    • KexAlgorithms
    • MACs
    • Include
    • Compression
  • Fixed an issue that prevented connections to OneDrive for Business accounts
  • DreamObjects: fixed an issue that prevented renaming existing files or folders
  • DigitalOcean: resolved an issue that prevented changing read/write permissions on single objects
  • Fixed a possible hang when using Send SSH Command on macOS 10.13
  • Resolved a problem that could cause duplicate progress to show in the Activity popover
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue when the Activity queue is paused
  • Long server names could be drawn over Activity queue UI elements
  • Rackspace: Downloads could trigger conflict resolution sheet when there are no conflicting files
  • Quitting Transmit with the inspector opened and docked could cause a misaligned server address column
  • Transmit now prevents replacing a folder with an item it contains
  • Line numbers in the built-in editor could draw incorrectly on macOS 10.13
  • SFTP connections now will idle disconnect after 15 minutes instead of 4 minutes
  • DreamObjects: Fixed an issue that could prevent multi-part uploads from transferring
  • Now correctly display an error if temporary file creation fails
  • When canceling a SFTP connection at the host key prompt, Transmit no longer shows an error dialog
  • Fixed an issue that prevented FTP proxy connections from working
  • Fixed an issue that could cause an error when uploading to vsftpd servers using FTP with implicit SSL


OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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