The Fetch Softworks Story
Fetch Softworks is the developer of Fetch, the original Mac FTP client. We have been Mac users and developers since the first Mac was released, and our goal is to provide reliable, easy-to-use software, with outstanding customer service and support.
Fetch Softworks was founded by Jim Matthews, who wrote Fetch as an employee of Dartmouth College. The first version of Fetch was created in 1989 and was intended primarily for the college’s internal use. Eventually, Dartmouth made Fetch available as shareware for general users and free for educational and charitable organizations. Over the years Fetch became widely used throughout the world, providing its users with a stable means for transferring files over the Internet.
In December 2000, Jim had the opportunity to participate on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire show with Regis Philbin. He used some of his show winnings to purchase Fetch’s source code and name from Dartmouth College and launch Fetch Softworks, so that the product could be enhanced and marketed independently.
Since 2001 Fetch Softworks has grown to three full-time developers, and has released regular updates to Fetch, enhancing its core functionality and taking advantage of new Mac OS X technologies.