Transmit for iOS

In 2008, our editor Shawn Blanc wrote this about Transmit, the awesome file-transfer app for Mac:

What sets Transmit apart, is that it works great for everyone: the single-blog publisher, to the large-scale website developer. Transmit’s interface and usability is clean, easy to understand and works without fail, time after time. And that’s just the beginning. Transmit is packed to the brim with features you never knew you needed.

And now, over six-and-a-half years later, Transmit has finally arrived on iOS. Why not earlier? Well, it wouldn’t have worked very well before iOS 8, due to limitations in accessing documents in other apps. Better late than never, we say. In just one day it has already become our favorite FTP client for iOS.

It sports the same engine as the Mac version, and thus supports common file-transfer protocols such as FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 (which we use for images here at T&T), and more.

There are many other great features included in the app that are made possible by iOS 8, including TouchID security for server access, the new iOS Document Picker, and a sharing extension that works in any app with a Share sheet. Did we mention it looks fantastic, too?

Transmit iOS is a universal app and is on sale for just $9.99 for a limited time to celebrate the release. Wow.