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Fetch 5.5.2 offers Snow Leopard compatibility by Jim Matthews

Fetch Softworks is pleased to announce Fetch 5.5.2, the latest version of the original Macintosh file transfer program. Fetch 5.5.2 has been updated to offer full compatibility with the newly released Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

This release improves the Quick Look feature introduced in Fetch 5, and adds two new features: a "View as Text" command and SOCKS support for SFTP connections.

Fetch 5.5.2 is a Universal binary, compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and can be downloaded from

Fetch 5.5.2 is free to try for 15 days, and a single-user license is $29. Upgrades are free for customers who purchased Fetch after January 28, 2009; otherwise, upgrades are $10. Free licenses and upgrades are available for educational and charitable use.

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  • Form Z recommended I use this programm to upload data.

    R Powell September 1, 2009
  • Fetch works but I can’t use kerberos anymore as it removed the ticket app and deleted all my former connections – what a shoddy update from Apple, I’m very disappointed…

    GeMenRe September 7, 2009
  • GeMenRe: In 10.6 Apple has replaced the Kerberos application with a new app named “Ticket Viewer”. To open Ticket Viewer, open Keychain Access (found in the Utilities folder) and then choose “Ticket Viewer” from the Keychain Access menu.

    You can use the “Add Identity” command in Ticket Viewer to get a ticket-granting ticket (tgt) for your Kerberos identity (principal@realm), and then make “FTP with GSSAPI” connections with Fetch.

    Jim Matthews September 7, 2009
  • I updated to fetch 5.5.2 from 5.0.x, but now it fetch doesn’t work. When i try to launch the application it comes up in the dock, bounces for a while, and then closes itself with no error message or any notification. I’m going to try 5.3.x next, but figured I let you all know. I’m running OS 10.5.7.

    Matt September 10, 2009
  • Hi Matt,

    Could you send your Fetch.log file to ? We’ll try to figure out what is going on.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Jim Matthews September 11, 2009
  • Sorry, I should mention where to find the Fetch.log file. Choose “Home” from the Go menu in the Finder, then open the Library folder, then the Logs folder.

    Jim Matthews September 11, 2009
  • fatch is MacOSX 10.6 OK?

    masaaki okubo September 21, 2009
  • Yes, Fetch 5.5.2 is compatible with 10.6.

    Jim Matthews September 21, 2009
  • Jim, you wrote:
    “We reverse-engineered the Get Info functionality and implemented it in Fetch. We let users say, for example, that downloaded .html files should open in TextWrangler (and not in Safari, which is probably the default .html opener).”

    Can you publish this information somewhere so that other developers can use it? I write a resource editor and would like to include this feature.

    Nicholas Shanks October 25, 2009
  • Nicholas: I’ve posted a writeup about the code we use to associate an application with a file.

    Ben Artin October 27, 2009
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