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5.7 14/11/11
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Fetch is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Processor: PPC/Intel MHz
Others: Mac OS X 10.5+
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Available languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian


Complete and intuitive FTP client

Cyril Roger

Recent changes

  • Added find field for filtering transfer window file lists
  • Added support for displaying the overall progress and time remaining of multi-file transfers
  • Added support for preserving the modification date of uploaded files
  • Added support for syncing shortcuts using Dropbox or a shared file server
  • Added "Show Fetch.log in Finder" command to simplify support requests
  • Added automatic removal of trailing spaces from the names of uploaded items
  • Added more detailed debug logging of SFTP connections
  • Added preference for skipping over files you do not have permission to download
  • Added support for Bonjour discovery of FTP with TLS/SSL servers
  • Added support for editing remote files displayed with Quick Look
  • Added the ability to upgrade from a serial number for an earlier version
  • Changed default preference setting to ignore file list cache
  • Changed system requirements to Mac OS X 10.5 or later on Intel Macs
  • Changed the meaning of KB, MB, GB, TB units to match the Finder
  • Fixed "action could not be loaded because it is not Universal" error when adding Get Specified Fetch Items action to Automator workflow
  • Fixed a problem dragging items from iTunes to Fetch
  • Fixed a problem quitting while hidden
  • Fixed a problem that caused the discrete graphics card in late model MacBook Pros to be activated
  • Fixed a problem where Info windows incorrectly displayed 000 permissions for just-uploaded items
  • Fixed a problem with file lists on some French FTP servers
  • Fixed a problem with special characters in passwords
  • Fixed a problem with stalled uploads
  • Fixed an incompatibility with an unusually verbose FTP server
  • Improved appearance on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Improved compatibility with AS/400 servers
  • Improved compatibility with FTP servers with broken MDTM support
  • Improved compatibility with FTP servers with broken SIZE support
  • Improved compatibility with GlobalSCAPE SFTP server
  • Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Improved compatibility with Tectia SFTP servers
  • Improved compatibility with Windows NT servers
  • Improved compatibility with some servers by removing automatic use of MacBinary mode transfers
  • Improved documentation of text file character encodings
  • Improved handling of SFTP host key changes
  • Improved reliability of large transfers
  • Improved support for default preference settings on Mac OS X Server
  • Improved user interface for first time SFTP connections
  • Improved warning message for mismatched SFTP host keys
  • Removed the Fetch Dashboard Widget

Fetch is a Macintosh program for transferring files over networks, such as the Internet, using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Fetch 5 includes all the standard features of a modern FTP/SFTP client, presented in a user interface that is simple and easy to use.

Fetch is compatible with a wide range of FTP and SFTP servers, from mainframes and high-end servers to Macintosh, UNIX, Windows, and Netware computers, and even servers in prepress systems, image editing systems, photo processing equipment, and medical imaging systems.

Fetch can be used to:

  • Publish a website at a web hosting provider
  • Rename, move, delete, and change the permissions of files on a web server in order to maintain a website
  • Publish images for eBay auction listings
  • Transfer documents to a printing company or service bureau
  • Submit advertisements to newspapers and magazines
  • Move files between your Macintosh and other computers or specialized equipment

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