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Fetch 5.7 Delivers Greater Control Over File Transfers by Jim Matthews

Etna, NH — Fetch Softworks announces the latest release of Fetch, the original Mac file transfer app. With new features designed to provider great control over the user’s files, this release continues the Fetch tradition of steady, relentless improvement, giving users improved control over their file transfer tasks.

Fetch now offers users better control over files. A simple but very useful way Fetch does this is by preserving the modification dates of uploaded files, making it easier to tell when a file on a server matches the local copy. Further, Fetch’s new Find field enables users to zero in on just the files they are working with.

Fetch now also helps users better monitor the progress of file transfers. While previous versions of Fetch reported the transfer progress of each individual file, it now displays the progress of the overall transfer, making it easier to see when the entire operation will be complete.

Finally, Fetch now makes it easier to use Fetch on multiple computers without having to manually update shortcuts on each one. Fetch introduces support for syncing Fetch shortcuts using Dropbox, enabling individuals and groups to access an up-to-date collection of shortcuts no matter which Mac they use.

Fetch 5.7 is compatible with Intel Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and can be downloaded from or from the Mac App Store.

Fetch is free to try for 15 days, and a single-user license is $29. Upgrades are free for Fetch 5.5 and Fetch 5.6 users and customers who purchased Fetch after January 28, 2009; otherwise, upgrades are $10. Free licenses and upgrades are available for educational and charitable use.

In other news:


  • This new version closes out on me the minute I try to connect. Way to go. Now I’m without FTP access.

    Derek October 27, 2011
  • Is it possible you have the 3ivx codec installed (it’s installed by the software that comes with Flip video cameras)? We’ve had a number of reports of crashes that turned out to be caused by that software. Please do report your problem at and we will help find a solution.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Jim Matthews October 27, 2011
  • Same issue. Program opens, as soon as I try to connect to any site it shuts down, closes out. Please help…..

    Mike S November 2, 2011
  • I have the same problem, every time I try to connect it crashes. Running Lion.

    Daren November 3, 2011
  • We have had a number of reports of crashed on Lion that we’ve traced to the 3ivx codec (which was distributed with Flip video cameras). Please submit the crash log to and we’ll help find a solution.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Jim Matthews November 3, 2011
  • Uninstalling 3ivx seems to have solved the problem, thanks.

    Tim November 9, 2011
  • That worked! Thank you:)

    Lisa November 13, 2011
  • Hi, I have the option to install the new release on my Mac. I just want to confirm that when I copy the icon into the Applications folder I won’t lose the shortcuts I am currently using on the current version, version 5.6.

    Mark Carr December 4, 2011
  • You will not lose your shortcuts; they’re stored in a different folder (~/Library/Preferences) from the application itself.

    Jim Matthews December 5, 2011
  • I am at the University of Rochester. How do I get the free version of Fetch?

    Victor Laties January 6, 2012
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