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Fetch 5.8 offers compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina (10 posts)

  • Started 1 month ago by Jim Matthews
  • Latest reply 4 days ago from Hydester
  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch 5.8, the 64-bit version of Fetch, is now available for download. The primary feature of this release is compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. Fetch 5.7 users should only upgrade to Fetch 5.8 if they have moved, or will soon move, to Catalina.

    A number of features of previous Fetch versions -- AppleScript and Automator support, non-English localizations, Kerberos and Bonjour support -- are not present in Fetch 5.8. We hope to restore some of these features in future updates.

    Fetch 5.8 is a free update if you purchased your Fetch license after January 28, 2009; otherwise an upgrade is $10, and a new license is $29. Fetch 5.8 requires macOS 10.15 Catalina, 10.14 Mojave or 10.13 High Sierra.

    Please download Fetch 5.8 from the Fetch Download page at . Fetch is no longer available in the Mac App Store; if you purchased a previous version of Fetch from the App Store and wish to upgrade to Fetch 5.8, please contact support at . And please let us know if you run into any problems with the new release.

    I want to offer a special thanks to the beta testers who helped bring this release into being. It could not have happened without their patience and enthusiastic feedback.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Scott Paterson Member

    Thanks so much for the free upgrade! Fetch has been my only FTP client ever.

    Dartmouth '90

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    Thank you for the free upgrade. Fetch is excellent, and has been my only FTP for over a decade.

    I’ve made some gentle requests about the UI of 5.8: others welcome to agree or disagree.

    Edited 1 month ago #

  • Scarlett Member

    I have submitted your support form twice about my education license # not working with Fetch 5.8. How can I get some help on this? I have submitted my license number in the support form.

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Scarlett,

    I have responded to both your messages, but my guess is that a spam filter is blocking them. Hopefully you will see my response here!

    Fetch 5.8 does not recognize some free educational and charitable use serial numbers from the early 2000s, namely ones beginning "FETCHED". If you are still using Fetch for educational or charitable purposes you can apply for a new one by going to:

    Thank you!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Abby Member

    Hi, I just downloaded 5.8 but when I try to connect to a host, Fetch just shuts down. I am currently running Mojave 10.14.6 and was getting the 32-bit message about Fetch 5.7.

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Abby,

    Could you contact me at ? I'd like to gather some more information.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • BenoĆ®t Springer Member

    Thank you very much for the update ! :)

    Posted 4 weeks ago #

  • Fran Corpier Member

    So happy to see the 64-bit update on my return from the holidays. Thank you, Jim, Ben, Scott, and Doug and to all who contributed.

    Fetch Fan!
    Fran Corpier

    Edited 1 week ago #

  • Hydester Member

    Great to have you back! (ie now 64 bit) And at no extra cost for the upgrade!

    Have posted a favourable review here:

    Any other grateful users might want to do the same

    Thanks to you all.


    Edited 4 days ago #


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