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Panic (company)

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Type of business  Private
Founder  Steven Frank
Video game  Firewatch
Panic (company) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenbbaPan
Industry  Software Video game publishing
Key people  Steven Frank and Cabel Sasser
Products  Transmit, Coda, Firewatch
Headquarters  Portland, Oregon, United States
Founded  Portland, Oregon, United States

Panic Inc. is an Oregon-based software company and video game publisher that specializes in applications for Mac OS X and iOS. It was founded by Steven Frank and Cabel Sasser.


Their flagship program is Transmit, an FTP client, first released in 1998. The program currently competes with Fetch, Interarchy and Cyberduck, the other popular FTP clients for Mac OS X. Transmit has won a number of design awards, including Macworld Best of Show in 2005 and a 2005 Apple Design Award, for the Best Use of Mac OS X Tiger Technologies.

Audion, released in 1999, was a skinnable MP3 media player that competed with MacAMP and SoundJam MP, which were the only other Mac OS MP3 players at the time. Apple's iTunes was released in 2001, and in 2004 Panic retired Audion's development and began releasing it free of charge.

In 2004, Panic released their third major program, Unison, a Usenet reader. Unison also won an 2004 Apple Design Award, for Best Mac OS X User Experience, and was runner-up for Best Mac OS X Product of the year.

In 2005, Panic expanded their offerings to include T-shirts.

In 2007, the company released their fourth major program, Coda, a web development application for which Panic was awarded the 2007 Apple Design Award for Best User Experience, taking the award for a 2nd time.

The company's first published video game, Firewatch, was released on February 9, 2016.


  • Transmit
  • Transmit iOS
  • Coda
  • Coda for iOS
  • Prompt
  • Firewatch
  • Discontinued Products

  • Audion
  • CandyBar
  • Desktastic
  • Stattoo
  • Status Board
  • Unison
  • Panic Goods (an online store for Panic-designed T-shirts)
  • References

    Panic (company) Wikipedia