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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:


  • I tried out Transmit and I disliked it. I don’t really want to pay for it if you can come through with a 64-bit version of Fetch. Can you give me any hope as to whether you think you will be successful?

    Chris Moss April 13, 2019
  • Hi,

    I do think that I will be successful (with the help of former longtime Fetch Softworks engineer Ben Artin, who is also working on this), but it’s possible I won’t have something that meets my standards for public release by September or October (which is when I expect macOS 10.15 to debut). If Fetch 5.7.7 is working for you now on macOS 10.14 I would stick with it until 10.15 comes out, and reassess your options then.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Jim Matthews April 13, 2019
  • Jim, thank you for the update on 64-bit app progress by you and Ben. I’m happy to chip in with an upgrade fee. And I don’t even mind holding off on 10.15 for a while if I know that Fetch is coming. As others have noted, Fetch has been a reliable workhorse (er, workdog) for decades. Plus, you know, watching the little doggie run is fun. :-) Best of luck on your transition project.

    Patty Winter May 25, 2019
  • I also have been using Fetch for decades and enjoy its simple functionality. But with the release of SwiftUI, I now have to upgrade to Mojave and then the next MacOS to use XCode 11. So also wondered whether a 64-bit Fetch is ftping its’ way to us soon pretty please?

    Dave June 10, 2019
  • Ben and I are continuing to work on Fetch 5.8, a 64-bit release.

    If you are interested in beta-testing Fetch 5.8 please go to

    to subscribe to the beta-test list.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Jim Matthews June 11, 2019
  • Hi Jim, well the day is here…as one of the Beta testers for Apple I am being prompted to move to Catalina and being a long time Fetch user who has purchased multiple licenses over the years I am disappointed that I am loosing access to one of the best and most reliable tools that I have on my computer, Fetch! I’m open to beta testing a 64bit version if you need assistance with it. Thanks, looking forward to the day when I’m able to natively use Fetch in 64bit!

    Josh July 4, 2019
  • Hi Jim,
    Just wanted to say I love Fetch and have been using it since the 90’s. I am very sympathetic to the difficulty in keeping updated with Apple’s major shifts. Keeping my fingers crossed on 64 bit.

    Charles Haspel July 20, 2019
  • is there a mac 64 bit version of fetch that i can use or do i have to look somewhere else?

    stephen pevnick October 10, 2019
  • Jim-

    I have been using Fetch since it was at Dartmouth and use it nearly daily. It is an excellent program and I don’t want to try to use anything else. However, Catalina is here. I’ve held off updating to it because of Fetch. Can you give us any idea when the 64-bit version will be ready for release? Thanks.

    Tom Harbron October 15, 2019
  • Still waiting for a 64 bit version. I updated to
    MacOS Catalina and Fetch will no longer run. Can you provide us on the possible 64 bit version?

    Shelly Greenberg October 17, 2019
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