Transmit is my favourite FTP client and more. I gladly pay for it. The upgrade from Transmit 3 to Transmit 4 was a no-brainer for me. Until I started Transmit 4, and found out that the guys at Panic have made a classic User Interface Design mistake.
"Eye Candy Overdose", also known as "It’s less useful but it’s prettier". Everything shrinks, slides and pops, but it doesn’t always serve a purpose.
What’s worse, the “Favorites” section (direct links to often used folders on a local or remote site) is hidden behind a click and a pop-out. Which means that I have to click my Favorites into view every time I need them. The point of favorites being that you need them all the time.
I have complete faith that this mistake will be fixed within a week or so, and that Panic will write a nice blog post to apologize to its user base and admit that this was a big oops. Or they tell me that I somehow missed the setting to show Favorites like in Transmit 3. Let’s check the Support section of their website just to make sure …
Where did the sidebar and/or preview go?
The Sidebar has been replaced with the new Places pop-up. It’s the folder with the star — just click it to get a Dock-like menu of favorite folders, which you can add on a per-server basis. The Preview drawer has been replaced with Quick Look (and, if you’re on Mac OS X 10.6, will still show you image dimensions.)