I woke up today morning to a good news from Paul Stamatiou – Transmit Gets S3 Support. This is an awesome addition from the Transmit guys at Panic. Earlier in the month of August, 2007 I mailed them requesting for this feature and I was happy to know that they were working on it. I was’nt really expecting it to be released so soon.
Along with the new Amazon S3, Transmit have added “Copy and Preview Remote Web URLs” with which you can Select a remote item, hit copy: instant URL.
Select Amazon S3 in the Protocal drop down selection. Setup your Amazon S3 login with your correct Username (Amazon S3 Access ID) and Password (Amazon S3 Access Secret Key).
Do not forget to set the Read/Write access in the Preference Panel, else you will have to do it manually. In Transmit > Preferences > Transfers – select the “Set permissions on upload” and “Edit” it to your choice. I would suggest the option of “Read: World” and “Write:Owner”.
As for Coda, it is now imperative that it will inherit what Transmit can do and we might soon be able to upload files directly to Amazon S3 from Coda.
Bug: There is a bug with the current release of Transmit 3.6 – it cannot read folders created earlier by other applications. It won’t even recognize them as folders. Panic is working on it and a bug-fix release is expected soon – Transmit 3.6.1.