Transmit 5 4+

Fast and easy file transfers

Panic, Inc.

    • 4.4 • 5.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The gold standard of macOS file transfer apps just drove into the future. Transmit 5 is here. Upload, download, and manage files on tons of servers with an easy, familiar, and powerful UI. Transmit 5 has…


Transmit now connects to 11 new cloud services, like Backblaze B2, Box, Google Drive, DreamObjects, Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace Cloud Files.

And yes, Transmit still handles the classics — FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and S3 — better than any. We make complex services drag-and-drop simple.


Transmit 5 now includes Panic Sync, our secure and fast way to sync your sites. And our robust File Sync feature adds support for local-to-local and remote-to-remote sync, while also giving you more fine-grained control.


We disassembled Transmit’s engine and rebuilt it, again, to significantly boost speed. T5 is better at multithreading and smarter about complex folders. Plus it’s got a new activity view to better focus on what Transmit is doing right now. It’s very fast.


- Get Info Sidebar. Inspect items as you browse, right in the browser.
- Batch Rename. Powerful, flexible, and built-in for local or remote.
- Places Bar. Jump to your favorite folders with a single click.
- Keys. Manage and generate secure keys right in Transmit.
- Tags
- Local-local sync
- 2-Factor Login
- Open in Terminal
- Brand New UI
- Extra Large Amazon S3 File Support
- And So Much More

We hope you enjoy using Transmit. Hit us up anytime if you have any ideas on how to make it even better!


• Transmit requires a subscription to use. This subscription includes full access to the Transmit app, as well as access to Panic Sync, our secure online solution for syncing your sites between devices.

• Launch Transmit to begin your 7-day free trial. You can cancel during the free trial at any point, and you won't be charged for using Transmit.

• After 7 days, you'll automatically be billed $24.99/year (or the equivalent in your country) through an auto-renewing subscription.

• An active subscription entitles you to unlimited Transmit app updates, including both minor updates and major new features!

• You can cancel your subscription at any time. If you do, once you reach the end of your subscription period, the app will no longer function. But your data will not be deleted from the app, or from Panic Sync. Simply restart your subscription at any time to use Transmit again.

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What’s New

Version 5.10.4

This release contains a security fix for CVE-2023-48795, which could allow an attacker to downgrade the security of SSH connections.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

Cotwa2 ,

Very useful, but confusing interface and poor help/instructions

I like this app very much but it took fussing around with clicking little pictues in the interface to figure out how to switch between files being accessed over internet connections and local files accessible to the computer. It wouldn't take much to make this more intuitive, and it also wouldn't take much to provide a user guide or at least a quick start document or quick start video.

I will continue using this. I was using ForkLift before, but this app lets me access DropBox easily and that's what makes this a killer app in my case.

CindyCharlie ,

Giant Footprint on Screen

POSITIVES: FTP is fast and easy, can use drag and drop from folders on my computer and not have to mess with all the security issues with the server side of the app, since I'm already logged into my computer securely. It took only minutes to install and start FTP-ing.

NEGATIVE: It has a giant screen footprint, and I can't find any way to make it smaller. There's no way to make the huge server side of the window go away, even though I don't use it. So annoying! When I'm building webpages, have several programs open, every millimeter of screen space matters. A small footprint is a MUST!

henryhbk ,

Long time user, a workhorse of an app

I have used transmit since the very earliest days. If you are looking for a bulletproof FTP app, then this is it. It just works. There are plenty of FTP apps but this one has always just worked, across any flavor of server I have connected it with.

It supports all the things you need (such as SFTP, certificate management, rules engine, drag files onto the destination rather than the 2-window method (but the 2 window is the default), etc). It has a bookmark sync function so all your macs have the same bookmarks if you want that (so valuable)

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  • Contact Info
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  • Diagnostics

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