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Transmit 3 - Powerful file transfer app
Authored by: joey03 on Dec 28, '05 10:00:31AM

Transmit has a very nice GUI. However, it doesn't work properly with all the ftp servers out there. My money is on Interarchy.



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Transmit 3 - Powerful file transfer app
Authored by: mahuti on Dec 28, '05 10:55:01AM

I LOVED Transmit 2.0... never had any problems with it. Transmit 3.X though... oh man it has given me some problems. Many times I need to upload and download applications with over 30,000 files in hundreds of nested folders. If ONE of those files gets skipped or screwed up, it could ruin my whole application. Transmit routinely skipped uploading files. or timed out during uploading, even during syncing. It wouldn't have bothered me so much, but the way that it uploaded the files seemed random. It would time out with half the files uploaded in a random order making it next to impossible to figure out which folders had been completely uploaded, and which hadn't. I WANT to like Transmit, but it just seems really sketchy.

YummyFTP has been my FTP app of choice since. I've had much better luck with it. Mixed results though... my business partner hasn't always had so much luck with it, I figured that had more to do with configuration, though. I tried EVERY ftp app for OSX, and the top 2 are definitely Transmit and YummyFTP. I'd recommend YummyFTP if you regularly install big PHP apps, or move large files up and down.

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Transmit 3 - Powerful file transfer app
Authored by: Arturia on Dec 28, '05 11:32:15AM
"My money is on Interarchy"

Interarchy phones home, it's a spyware


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Transmit 3 - Powerful file transfer app
Authored by: eno on Dec 30, '05 05:09:44AM

Spyware? A ridiculous and laughable affirmation! It's called "version checking" and you can turn it off in the Interarchy preferences. I rue the day that "spyware" entered the vocabulary of the average Internet user.



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Transmit 3 - Powerful file transfer app
Authored by: simbalala on Dec 28, '05 05:13:51PM

I own Interarchy and have for a long time, it's great, I'll keep it and continue to upgrade it. But I played with Transmit for 30 minutes then bought the license.

The deal maker for me was the WebDAV support, my servers support it. Combine that with BBEdit editing and it's killer. I've edited using the native Mac WebDAV support and it's slow on saves, much slower than saving using BBEdit's native "FTP editing". Transmit saves nearly instantly.

It also has the advantage of not creating all the temp files which BBEdit creates when you edit via FTP. Those temp files make the modified date and time BBEdit display in its info area kind of useless and clutter up my local machine appearing in trash later to be scanned. The path info displayed in the info area is also useless, it's the path to the temp file.

I opened a remote 2.4MB MySQL backup with BBEdit via Transmit in eight seconds (3 Mbps DSL) and it didn't have to create a 2.4MB temp file on my local machine. I edited one line and saved, the Save was instantaneous.

Simple transfers are very, very fast too, I even tried the server to server transfer, something you can't do with Interarchy. It moved a 1.3MB zip file from one server to the other in a few seconds (via WebDAV). I don't think I can upload that same file to a server via Interarchy ftp in less time.

I've read that WebDAV should be faster than FTP but my experience using the native WebDAV support was to the contrary till now. I imagine that BBEdit and Interarchy will support WebDAV in future versions but this is now.



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