Fetch for Mac

Fetch for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    524,759
  • Date Added:
    January 08, 2007
  • File Size:
    11.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    349
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC

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Results 1–10 of 11

5 stars

"Can't live without it!!!"

January 21, 2011  |  By webgal

 |  Version: Fetch 5.6

Pros

Sooo very easy to learn and follow.

Cons

my mind is drawing a blank!

Summary

Easy to install and work with. No problems what-so-ever. Truely reliable.

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5 stars

"Straightforward user interface, flawless functioning."

December 02, 2009  |  By e.d.maes

 |  Version: Fetch 5.5.3

Pros

Long experience with this and earlier versions of Fetch, and never encountered a problem in any (basic) FTP use.

Cons

Absence of reviewable transfer log file (I never found such function at least).

Summary

Long experience with this and earlier versions of Fetch, and never encountered a problem in any (basic) FTP use. Problemless transition from System 7. 8, 9 to the OS X environment.
Generous free licence (subject to approval ofsimple application) for educational and non-profit users.

Why look for something else in a Mac environment ?

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5 stars

"Solid FTP Client"

November 27, 2009  |  By kdanti

 |  Version: Fetch 5.5.3

Pros

Reliable and simple to use. Drag and drop.

Cons

Saving and editing shortcuts could be easier

Summary

Used Fetch for years. Great FTP app.

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5 stars

"Excellent. Works flawlessly."

September 09, 2009  |  By lrugolo

 |  Version: Fetch 5.5.2

Pros

Very user friendly.

Cons

I can't find anything I don't like about it.

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5 stars

"Easy download and setup. Works great"

May 27, 2009  |  By dancope

 |  Version: Fetch 5.3.1

Pros

Easy download and setup. Works great

Cons

no problems to report

Summary

Very useful. Great product

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5 stars

"Reliable. Easy to use. FANTASTIC customer support!!!"

March 09, 2009  |  By maiolo89

 |  Version: Fetch 5.3

Pros

I've been using Fetch FTP client maybe 9 years +- now? Through all the upgrades, I've always enjoyed using the software for the great intuitive interface. Really easy to use. Even better customer support. Absolutely highly recommended product.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

Try it, you'll be hooked!

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5 stars

"Great"

May 03, 2007  |  By smith.md

 |  Version: Fetch 5.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Did exactly what I needed and the free educational (or charitable use) license will have me as their customer for years to come.

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5 stars

"Awesome FTP application."

January 14, 2007  |  By donperreault

 |  Version: Fetch 5.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using Transmit for a few years now but upon trying the new web view feature of Fetch have switched to using Fetch for my FTP. Fetch makes it so easy to edit my website with the click of 1 button, it is great. There is a great feature that you can use to put files up for other people, such as coworkers or customers, to download, this works wonderfully for files that are to big for email.

Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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4 stars

"Excellent but not my favorite"

January 09, 2007  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Fetch 5.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Fetch is an excellent (S)FTP client. Very solid, clean and easy to use. Highly recommended and well worth checking out.

That said, I have switched to a different browser due to a few minor issues (which I reported a long time ago). But every program has its quirks and these may not bother you:
- If you click "Edit" on a file of unknown type, it will always ask whether to edit it as an image or a text file. Remote image editing may be a wonderful featurefor some, but I never use it so this is just intrusive. I want to be able to tell it to always edit as a text file and don't ask.
- If you use sftp and public key encryption (e.g. SSH Agent), Fetch insists on a password for the connection even though the password will just be ignored. If you use Fetch then you can avoid the hassle by saving dummy password so no big deal. But I'd rather not clutter up my keychain with meaningless entries and I'd rather be told something more sensible than "invalid password" if SSH Agent isn't running.

So I personally use Yummy FTP instead. It seems just as solid as Fetch and does not have the quirks mentioned above. Also, the author seems more responsive (which may explain the fewer quirks). On the other hand, it has one quirk of its own: one cannot copy URLs from Yummy FTP to Eudora because of a unicode issue I don't understand (and which doesn't happen with Fetch or any web browser).

(Also, if Pepper is your text editor: Yummy FTP has a workaround for a Pepper bug that allows it to display window titles for sftp remote edited files.)

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5 stars

"The best of the bunch"

January 09, 2007  |  By smalps

 |  Version: Fetch 5.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using Fetch since, what was it?, OS 7?, and have faithfully upgraded to each new version and happily paid the shareware fees. It is without question the most stable, transparent, easy to use, and rock solid of all the FTP clients I've tried (which include, among others, the "duck," the "truck," and the "captain"). I've found it to work in situations where other apps were just stymied.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2
  • Added WebView: easily view files in your web browser and copy web addresses while in Fetch
  • Added support for FTP with TLS/SSL (FTPS) connections (requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
  • Added droplet shortcuts: drag files to a droplet shortcut's icon to upload them to your server
  • Overhauled FTP networking for improved compatibility and performance
  • Moved Refresh button from an optional toolbar button to a permanent button on transfer window info bar
  • Added Get As command that prompts you to choose a folder in which to save downloads
  • See the release notes in Fetch Help or at fetchsoftworks.com for a complete list of changes
General
Publisher Fetch Softworks
Publisher web site http://fetchsoftworks.com
Release Date January 08, 2007
Date Added January 08, 2007
Version 5.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
Download Information
File Size 11.87MB
File Name Fetch_5.7.4.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 524,759
Downloads Last Week 349
Pricing
License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $25

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