Panic has published Transmit 5.6.4, adding support for automatically converting Google Docs files during download. The file transfer app also resolves a crash when showing the contextual menu while editing names in column view, improves reliability for transfers larger than 10 GB in Backblaze B2, resolves an issue where some custom headers were not applied when replacing an existing file in Amazon S3, fixes a bug that could cause Transmit to display file sizes as 0 KB if the transfer was disconnected and then resumed, renames Cover Flow to Gallery View, and fixes a Gallery View icon-rendering problem on some machines in macOS 10.15 Catalina. ($45 new, free update, 34.8 MB, release notes, 10.11+)
Has anyone tried Transmit’s new feature to convert Google Docs files during download? I’m curious how well that works because it opens up the possibility of automating backup of Google Docs files to the local drive in a useful format.
It looks like Transmit is using an “Export URL” to convert the document to docx using the Google Docs API, like:
So I imagine this is the same output that you would get if you downloaded as a docx within Google Docs.
Oh, interesting. Thanks—that’s exactly what I was curious about.
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