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  • Fetch 5.5 adds editing with any application, Quick Look, and rock-solid reliability by Jim Matthews

    Etna, NH — Fetch Softworks is delighted to announce Fetch 5.5, the new version of the original Macintosh file transfer program. Fetch 5.5’s improved editing support lets you edit any sort of remote file using any application.

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  • Follow Fetch on Twitter by Jim Matthews

    Like Oprah Winfrey and Roland Hedley, Fetch is now on Twitter. Follow the fetchftp account for a steady diet of Fetch news and tips, and feel free to reply with your (short!) file transfer questions.

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  • Fetch 5.3.1 Available; Upgrades from Fetch 4 Now Only $10 by Jim Matthews

    Fetch 5.3.1 is now available. This is a minor update that fixes a few bugs in the check for update and purchasing code.

    At the same time we’re reducing the price for upgrading to Fetch 5 from Fetch 4 to $10 (it was $15). So if you are still running Fetch 4, it’s a great time to move up to Fetch 5!

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  • Change in support offerings by Jim Matthews

    As of March 1, 2009 we are no longer offering telephone support for Fetch.

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  • Wanted: Beta testers for the next Fetch release by Jim Matthews

    UPDATE: We have closed beta testing for the next release, so we no longer need new testers. Thanks to all who volunteered!

    Greetings from Fetch Central!

    We’re putting the finishing touches on the next Fetch release, and we’re looking for beta testers to help us nail down any remaining bugs. This release has some great stuff that we’re eager to get out, and beta testers will get an early look. Plus we’ll give a free Fetch license to any beta tester who sends us feedback.

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  • Fetch and Firewalls by Jim Matthews

    The sad fact is, FTP and firewalls just weren’t meant to go together.

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  • Copy and Paste: New support for an old feature by Jim Matthews

    Copy and paste dates back to the first Mac OS release in the 1980s, and Fetch is one of a handful of applications from that era that is still actively developed. So it’s about time that the two got together!

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  • Fetch and the DNS vulnerability by Jim Matthews

    “On the Internet,” explains the famous New Yorker cartoon, “nobody knows you’re a dog.” Being able to pass yourself off as someone else may be handy for dogs in chat rooms, but unfortunately it’s also exploited by rogue servers that take on the identity of trusted machines. The risks of such impersonation have been high-profile news lately, with reports about a security vulnerability in DNS, and the security weaknesses of Apple’s new MobileMe service. The DNS vulnerability, in particular, is something that may concern Fetch users, because you wouldn’t want to send your username and password to a machine that was only pretending to be your server.

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  • Fetch 5.3 dresses up file transfer for Leopard by Jim Matthews

    Etna, NH — Fetch Softworks is pleased to announce Fetch 5.3, a new version of the original Macintosh file transfer program. Fetch 5.3 is expressly tailored for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, featuring an updated appearance to match the unified Leopard look, improved Leopard compatibility, and support for several key Leopard technologies. Fetch takes advantage of Leopard code signing, making the system keychain and the new Leopard application firewall more convenient to use.

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  • Fetch Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) Compatibility by Scott McGuire

    Fetch 5.3 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. It features an updated appearance to match the unified Leopard look, improved Leopard compatibility, and support for several key Leopard technologies.

    While there were only minor issues with earlier versions of Fetch on Leopard, if you have upgraded to Mac OS X 10.5, we strongly encourage you to upgrade to Fetch 5.3. Fetch 5.3 is a free upgrade for Fetch 5 users. For more details about this release, see the Fetch 5 Release Notes.

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