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Fetch 5.7.7 Offers High Sierra Compatibility by Jim Matthews

Fetch 5.7.7 is a minor update that offers improved compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Thanks to feedback from Fetch users we have identified and fixed a couple incompatibilities between the previous Fetch release (5.7.6) and macOS 10.13 High Sierra. The fixes are now available in Fetch 5.7.7.

The complete list of changes in Fetch 5.7.7 are as follows:

  • Fixed a problem with the Edit command on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Fixed a problem with copying URLs on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Fixed a problem uploading files over TLS to vsFTPd 3.0.3 servers
  • Fixed a problem with long mirror operations
  • Fixed a -982 font error on Korean systems
  • Fixed a problem with BinHex encoding of files without resource forks

Fetch 5.7.7 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 5.7.7 is compatible with Intel Macs running OS X 10.5 or newer, including macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Please download Fetch 5.7.7 from the Fetch Download page, or by choosing Check for Update… from the Fetch menu in an earlier version. If you purchased Fetch from the Mac App Store, open the App Store application and check the Updates tab for the new version. And please let us know if you run into any problems with the new release.

In other news:


  • OS 10.13.4 tells me Fetch 5.7.7 is out of date because it is not 64 bit. Are you guys doing an update to address this?

    Brian FitzGerald April 12, 2018
  • Hi. (Nice doggy!) Love the way it’s so easy to just fetch files, very happy with the app. BUT… Making life complicated, Apple is going to destroy the world of 32-bit apps. (When? “We’ll see”) I just got a nag on my laptop, recently “upgraded” to High Sierra, warning that some programs are “incompatible”. Fetch was listed as one by EtreCheck and although I do have the latest update – and it seems to work fine (now) – they “suggest” contacting the app developers to prod and poke for 64-bit updates. I still love the app, wouldn’t want to lose Fido here, or see him/her stop fetching.

    Just curious: Is a 64-bit in the cards before Apple imposes the end of existing app usability? Thanks

    Dr. Mike April 13, 2018
  • I see Fetch is 32-bit and opening the app “…is not optimised” appears in High Sierra. Are you working on a 64-bit version?

    Paul Corr April 14, 2018
  • I am working on producing a 64-bit version of Fetch so that you will be able to continue using Fetch when Apple stops supporting 32-bit applications. I hope that this effort will succeed, but I can’t promise that it will, or when, so if you need a guarantee of 64-bit compatibility I would recommend investigating alternatives such as Transmit by Panic Software.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Jim Matthews April 14, 2018
  • Thanks for the update, Jim. As a longtime user of Fetch over a a few careers, I have long appreciated your work on the application. I’m confident that you’ll get it updated in time to continue use. Having said that, Apple has been very vocal and public—especially with developers—about the move to 64-bit processing for over a decade. I’ve been through a few such moves aver the years, like classic mode, the move to Intel, etc.) I’m always both horrified and pretty unsympathetic. when prominent and popular developers (cough—Adobe—cough) act like they’re taken by surprise by these moves which are always rolled out over very long times.

    dwolfe April 15, 2018
  • I totally agree. Apple gave us ample warning, and the fact that Fetch isn’t ready today is 100% on me.

    Jim Matthews April 16, 2018
  • Hi, Jim.
    I so appreciate your work. I have used Fetch professionally for just about two decades and cannot imagine working without it.

    Keep at it. You can do it. Thank you, Jim!

    Fran Corpier July 14, 2018
  • I am also interested in when a 64bit version will become available. I read the post by Jim Matthews, and while I can only speak for myself, I would be comfortable paying an upgrade fee or participating in a crowd source campaign if that will help accelerate or justify getting it done sooner.
    Keep up the great work! I love Fetch exactly the way it is!

    Michael Sweeney July 23, 2018
  • I appreciate Fetch and use it a lot. I don’t expect (and want) to shift to another application for file transfers and updates of the sites I manage.
    Thanks for your good work. Of course I am interested in a 64 bits version.

    Édouard Kestemont July 29, 2018
  • Hi Jim,
    The little dog has been a faithful and reliable working companion over decades, Fetch has been with me from the beginning of ftp uploads, all computers are now High Sierra I have 5.7.7 so roll on with the 64bit please. I’d rather not have to move to another software. Deb

    Deb Parry August 28, 2018
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