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transmit

Panic’s Transmit is the best FTP app for OSX, by far.

While the new kid on the block, Forklift (which I also own) may have a bit faster transfers & more (admittedly great) features, Transmit makes up for it in overall ease of use, and most importantly, reliability of transfers. I’ve had Forklift repeatedly botch transfers with some SFTP servers, which is unacceptable for a file transfer type of app.

Plus, Panic is a wonderful Mac developer (e.g. Transmit is Applescript-able, Forklift is not) that I’m glad to support. You can buy it from the App Store, or directly through Panic’s site.

PS: If a paid FTP client isn’t your thing though, Cyberduck is nimble & free. [via]

Deadliest Finger

Fist of the nvALT Star

You wa SHOCK

Like many Mac Geeks who live in plaintext, Brett Terpstra’s nvALT has probably become my most used app outside of a browser & finder; It’s become my bread and butter for storing notes, and I rely on the usually rock-solid combo of nvALT-markdown-dropbox combo for just about everything I do.

You never want to see Red text in an update window…

You never want to see Red text in an update window…

Yet a few months ago, I would search for a frequently edited note, and find that it had vanished, deleted from dropbox completely without my knowledge. This was a problem1; While not one I could fix myself, I could at least do some damage control. Continue reading

Site Ruminations

So I’ve been thinking about his site a lot somewhat lately and really don’t know where I should go with it. I’m staring at a bunch of unfinished drafts, that are either pointless or are too old to have relevance now. Why is it so hard to hit that “Publish” button?