Etna, NH — Fetch Softworks announces that Fetch 5, the latest version of the most downloaded file transfer client for the Macintosh, is now available at fetchsoftworks.com. Fetch 5 features SFTP support and a redesigned user interface emphasizing simplicity and ease of use. Other new features include 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, Unicode file names, Dock progress, improved AppleScript support, and extensive online help.
Fetch 5 strives to simplify the process of transferring files for new users and experts alike. The most common commands are front and center for easy access. The interface is modeled on the Mac OS X Finder, so that users are immediately comfortable and productive. Context-sensitive help is always available, and error messages are presented in clear English.
Beta testers have raved about the improvements in Fetch 5. Stephen C. Holtzman of D-ZIGN S.A.B writes that “Fetch 5 has set the standard once again. It is so smooth and simple to use, the interface is extremely easy and the program works flawlessly.” Anthony Haase of KZP Design Services reports that “No matter the task, whether it is delivering a 40 MB file to a professional printer, or uploading a newly changed page to a client’s website, Fetch 5 gets the job done.”
Fetch 5 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later (including Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”).
Fetch 5 is free to try for 15 days, and a single-user license is $25. Upgrades to Fetch 5 are $15; customers who purchased Fetch after March 9, 2005 are eligible for a free upgrade.