Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Panic Launches Transmit 5

It’s a big day for Panic because they’ve just launched Transmit 5, the first new x.0 version of Transmit since 2010. And, because of the app pricing climate of 2017, they are pulling out all the stops to assuage the inevitable complaints:

Q: Is there an upgrade discount?

A: No, it’s one price for all customers. (Fun fact: it’s been seven years since we last charged for an update to Transmit!)

I’ve used half a dozen file transfer clients over the past few years — due to various circumstances out of my control — and none come anywhere close to the elegance, quality, reliability, or speed of Transmit 4. Transmit 5 promises to be even better. The regular price of $45 probably isn’t an impulse buy for a lot of people, but if you rely on file transfer for your job, I can think of no better app.

Also, check out the sweet spinning truck at the top of the app page, if you need something to fidget with today.

Update: One more thing. Sasser:

Q: Is it in the Mac App Store?

A: No, just from us. This allows us to distribute a demo which we think is extremely helpful for people considering Transmit. (We’ll constantly re-evaluate the Mac App Store, though, and hope to return.)

I suspect there are other reasons why Transmit isn’t in the Mac App Store, but — as a well-known high-quality indie app — it’s the kind of app you’d think would be perfect for the App Store. The reality of the App Store begs to differ.