How do I get Mechanic to work?

Mechanic requires access to Transmission using Transmission's built-in Remote Access.
In the Transmission preferences, simply tick the box for Remote Access (optionally supply a username and password).
If you are monitoring Transmission using Mechanic from a different network, you will need to forward the Transmission Listening Port on your firewall.

What are the system requirements for Mechanic?

Mechanic requires MacOS 10.6 or later and Transmission 2.4 or later.

Where can I get Transmission?

You can read about and download Transmission from the Transmission website.

Have a question not answered here?

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Can I request features for the next version of Mechanic?

Yes you can by sending an email to All feedback will be considered for future versions.