Panic releases Transmit 3 FTP client for Mac OS X

Panic on Wednesday announced the release of Transmit 3, the latest version of the company's File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client for Mac OS X, unveiled at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco earlier this year. Transmit 3 adds new features, including a column view, tabs for multiple connections, a "sidebar" reminiscent of the Finder, a redesigned Favorites feature, new preview drawer and much more, including full iDisk and WebDAV support that Panic claims is faster than the Finder.

Other major changes in Transmit 3 include dock status, spring-loaded folders and tabs, server-to-server transfers, linked folder navigation and improved synchronization. The software costs US$29.95; users of previous releases can upgrade for $17.95 (if you bought Transmit 2 after January 1, 2005 you can get it for free). A 15-day downloadable demo is available.

In related news, Panic also announced Wednesday that Transmit 1.7 -- an earlier version of the software for Mac OS 9 -- has been made available for free. It's been "retired," and is no longer being supported by Panic, but the company felt that those Mac users holding on to "Classic" Mac OS-based systems "might as well use the best Mac OS 9 FTP client, without charge."

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