Apple relents, restores Transmit for iOS’s ‘Send To’ feature

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Transmit by Panic is back on the App Store with its full functionality restored. Photo: Panic
Transmit by Panic is back on the App Store with its full functionality restored. Photo: Panic

On Monday, we reported that Apple has yanked Transmit from the App Store over a weird iCloud Drive rule.

The app, from beloved Mac and iOS developer Panic, allowed you to upload content from iCloud Drive, which is seemingly obvious functionality for a file transfer and FTP app like Transmit to have. But Apple objected, and not only made Transmit pull the “Send to iCloud” option, but the ability to send documents to other services and apps.

But good news! Transmit’s back on the App Store with the “Send to iCloud Drive” functionality restored.

As we originally reported, the issue at play here had to do with rule 2.23 in the iOS app developer agreement, which said that “Apps must follow the iOS Data Storage Guidelines or they will be rejected,” but as Transmit noted at the time, “that page says nothing about iCloud Drive.”

In short, it appears that Apple’s App Store review team was judging apps by different standards than the official rules. But in this case, it appears everything has been sorted out nicely, as Panic has posted an update, explaining the situation to be resolved:

After a considerate conversation with Apple, Transmit iOS 1.1.2 has been released with restored “Send To” functionality.

While the process feels less-than-perfect, this resolution is a nice reminder that, just as we thought, there are good people at Apple who will push hard to do the right thing. We hope you enjoy Transmit iOS 1.1.2.

All’s well that ends well. You can download Transmit for iOS here for $9.99.