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Fetch 5 Available! (13 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by Jim Matthews
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    We are happy to announce the availability of Fetch 5, the latest version of the most popular file transfer program for the Apple Macintosh.

    Fetch 5 is a major upgrade of Fetch that includes dozens of new features, making file transfer easier, more convenient, more secure, and more reliable than ever.

    Fetch 5 features:

    * SFTP support
    * A redesigned user interface, including a toolbar for easy access to common Fetch functions
    * Automatic support for StuffIt, Zip, Tar, Gzip and other common file formats
    * Automatic Passive Mode for improved server and firewall compatibility
    * Faster file transfers
    * Bonjour (Rendezvous) support
    * A file transfer progress indicator in the Dock
    * Extensive online help, including help tags and a detailed Apple Help book
    * Error messages in plain English
    * Resumable uploads of binary file transfers
    * Improved support for non-ASCII and Unicode filenames
    * Improved compatibility with Windows, VMS, VM/CMS, VSFTPD, FileZilla, and WFTPD servers
    * Improved AppleScript support
    * In-place editing of file names and shortcut information
    * And more!

    See the Fetch 5 Tour at http://fetchsoftworks.com/Fetch5Tour/ for more information.

    Fetch 5 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.4 and later, including Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger".

    You can download Fetch 5 from the Fetch Softworks website:

    http://fetchsoftworks.com

    Fetch 5 is free to try for 15 days, and you do not need to remove Fetch 4 to try it. Upgrades to Fetch 5 are available for $15 per user (with volume discounts for 10 or more users).

    You can purchase an upgrade from the Fetch 5 application, or by visiting the upgrade page on the Fetch Softworks website:

    http://fetchsoftworks.com/upgrade

    If you have any questions about Fetch 5 please post them here on the message board.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • macdave Member

    Great job, Jim. It's been a long time coming, but great to finally have SFTP support in my long0-time favorite FTP client!

    There are, however, a couple minor annoyances that I've noticed thusfar:

    1) Keyboard navigation is broken. In previous versions, pressing return would download the selected file or open the selected folder/directory. Now it just highlights for renaming. Thinking more Finder-like, I tried command-O, but no dice (open local file dialog). Noticed in the Remote menu there's no shortcut for Get. Bummer. I've gotten very used to navigating long files lists by keyboard in earlier versions.

    2) Along the same lines, command-D no longer brings up the change directory dialog. Looks like it's been replaced by shift-command-G -- nasty key combo that will take a lot of getting used to.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • macdave Member

    Also:

    3) The tab order in the New Connection dialog seems wierd, having to tab past the history (nice addition) and favorites menus just to get from hostname to username.

    (can you tell that I use the keyboard instead of the mouse a lot? :-)

    Other than that, everything looks fantastic and seems to work great. Nice job!

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    We changed the file list keyboard commands to match the Finder, so Command-down-arrow is the same as a double-click (it downloads files, and opens folders), and Command-Shift-G is "Go to Folder".

    Thanks for the feedback on the tab order -- I take it you have full keyboard access turned on. What do you think the tab order should be?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • macdave Member

    Ah-ha, command-down-arrow! I should be able to make the adjustment to that easily enough. Maybe you could add that shortcut to next to Get the Remote menu?

    I do have full keyboard access on and I'm not quite sure what the answer to the tab order is. Given the layout, you're probably stuck with what's there. I might consider moving the two menus above the hostname field, but still give hostname default focus. I'd also consider moving password up under username. Then you could easily tab through the primary text inputs, or shift-tab to access the menus. Wouldn't look as nice, though, would it?

    By the way, super job with the SFTP support! Fetch's SFTP is signficantly faster than MacSFTP, which I'm very glad to be dragging to the trash (okay, command-deleting) this morning.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • emilyj Member

    The new version is nice (already paid my upgrade fee), but there are a couple of problems:

    1. According to Fetch's Help, the "Edit images with" menu under Obscure Preferences should show GraphicConverter if that program is installed. I do have GC installed, but it doesn't show up in that menu.

    2. When uploading files via SFTP, the permissions are set to 600. Some SFTP programs have a way to specify default permissions for uploaded files (files uploaded to a web site need to be set to 644, not 600), but Fetch doesn't seem to have such a preference.

    Thanks,

    Emily

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If GraphicConverter does not show up I'd try these steps:

    1) Empty the trash
    2) Run GraphicConverter, then quit and re-launch Fetch
    3) Restart

    Let me know if none of those fix the problem. [The problem is that Fetch asks OS X whether GraphicConverter is installed, and OS X says no, even though it is.]

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch 5 does not have a feature to set permissions on upload; that's under consideration for a future update. In the meantime you could ask the server administrator to set a more reasonable default.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • emilyj Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    If GraphicConverter does not show up I'd try these steps:

    1) Empty the trash
    2) Run GraphicConverter, then quit and re-launch Fetch
    3) Restart

    Let me know if none of those fix the problem. [The problem is that Fetch asks OS X whether GraphicConverter is installed, and OS X says no, even though it is.]

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    I've tried these steps, and it still doesn't show up. It *is* a beta version of GraphicConverter (5.6.2b2); does that make a difference?

    Thanks,

    Emily

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    We're trying to figure out what's going on, and could use your help. Could you download this file:

    http://getfetch.com/GraphicConverter%20test.zip

    Safari should download it as a file named "GraphicConverter test" (don't rename it). Select it in the Finder, and choose Get Info from the Finder File menu. What does the Finder show as the file's Open With application?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • emilyj Member

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    We're trying to figure out what's going on, and could use your help. Could you download this file:

    http://getfetch.com/GraphicConverter%20test.zip

    Safari should download it as a file named "GraphicConverter test" (don't rename it). Select it in the Finder, and choose Get Info from the Finder File menu. What does the Finder show as the file's Open With application?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    "Not applicable"

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • emilyj Member

    I saw in another thread on this BBS the suggestion to try dragging the application's icon onto the pop-up menu. I did that with GraphicConverter, and now it shows up in the pop-up menu.

    Emily

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Fetch 5.0.1 should do a better job of listing all the available editors and not require you to add them by dragging and dropping. Please try it out and let us know.

    You can download Fetch 5.0.1 from http://fetchsoftworks.com .

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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