Fetch
Fetch 5.7.3
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FTP/SFTP client with Bonjour, Unicode support and more.   Demo ($29.00)
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Fetch is a full-featured FTP, SFTP and FTPS (FTP with TLS/SSL) client with a simple and easy-to-use interface.

Fetch features include: one-click editing remote files with any application, automatic restart of failed or stalled transfers, Quick Look, WebView, droplet shortcuts, automatic support for Zip, Tar, Gzip, StuffIt and other common file formats, Bonjour support, Unicode file names, synchronizing folders using the Mirror command, automating repetitive tasks with Automator actions and AppleScript recording, a Dashboard widget for easy uploading and tracking the progress
What's New
Version 5.7.3:

Yahoo! has announced that, as of the end of September, its small business customers will need to use FTP with TLS/SSL (a more secure variant of FTP). We applaud this move towards better security. Unfortunately, a change in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has kept some Fetch 5.7 users from connecting to Yahoo! servers using FTP with TLS/SSL; instead they received a mysterious -9807 error. We are therefore very happy to today release Fetch 5.7.3, which fixes the -9807 error.

We also fixed a few other issues that our users have reported. The complete list of changes in 5.7.3 is as follows:
  • Fixed a crash connecting to some SFTP servers when the host key has changed
  • Fixed a problem with -9807 errors on FTP with TLS/SSL connections
  • Fixed a problem with MacBinary uploads to Rumpus and other servers with MacBinary support
  • Fixed a problem with mirror downloads not deleting stray files
  • Stopped invoking discrete graphics chip on newer MacBook Pros running Mountain Lion to conserve battery power
Version 5.7.3:

Yahoo! has announced that, as of the end of September, its small business customers will need to use FTP with TLS/SSL (a more secure variant of FTP). We applaud this move towards better security. Unfortunately, a change in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has kept some Fetch 5.7 users from connecting to Yahoo! servers using FTP with TLS/SSL; instead they received a mysterious -9807 error. We more...

Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Fetch User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+25

Jimleff reviewed on 04 Apr 2013
Just works. Which is tepid praise for most things, but you never ever want to question your FTP software's ability to get stuff done.

I used Fetch in the 1990's when it was the only choice. It was solid. Then I strayed to flashier, more modern apps. I tried them all, and every one of them disappointed me or thwarted me in some respect. I came back to Fletch, and it's great relief to have a grown-up tool to handle FTP tasks (which are always important tasks).

This one's grey and aging, and still feels like a 1995-era app. For example, when editing a file name, it's not smart enough to only select the name portion; it selects (and forces you to retype) the extension as well. And if you upload a file, it doesn't warn you if you're uploading over a pre-existing file of the same name. Hey, it assumes you know what you're doing. But you can also assume Fetch knows what it's doing.
[Version 5.7.3]


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+35

Tedg reviewed on 06 Mar 2012
Its been well over a decade that my two stalwarts have been Fetch and Interarchy, with a 90%-10% split.

Yes, I try the others, but itβ€˜s the little things, the polish.
[Version 5.7.1]


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+5

Owad reviewed on 02 Mar 2012
I've been using Fetch on and off for over a decade, and it's still my favorite FTP client.
[Version 5.7.1]


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+155

Lesoth0 reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
I still love it after all these years. Latest 5.71 works great on Leopard

I thought though that it was Leopard-only nowadays, yet a fix says "fixed a Crash when launched in MacOSX 10.4?
[Version 5.7.1]


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+45

Philipwheelock reviewed on 20 Jun 2011
The ability to directly mirror remote servers is huge and may be unique to Mac-based ftp clients. Although others have more features, Fetch is reliable and easy to use.
[Version 5.6]

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+4

+14
Smilingbird replied on 14 Dec 2011
I've just tried that mirror feature. It's poorly developed -- sync operations in Fetch can't even have files/folders excluded (either via rules like Transmit or on specific files/folders like Yummy FTP).

In fact, if you check Fetch's forum, you'll see this is a popular user request that has been ignored (meaning: not implemented) for over 3 years.

Several Mac FTP apps provide folder synchronization similar to that Mirror feature that Fetch provides (and, as I explained above, more configurable in the case of the 2 apps I mentioned).
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+3

PeteH6666 reviewed on 13 Jan 2011
Simple to use a good ftp client
[Version 5.6]


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+9

Romanie reviewed on 06 Jan 2011
Easy to use and reliable
[Version 5.6]


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+52

Oldmiller reviewed on 08 Dec 2010
I'm using Fetch for 10 years now almost daily and it has never let me down. On two occasions over the years I had questions and Jim Matthews was always there to help me the same day. I can see here and on the board at fetchsoftworks that their support is as great and active as it ever was.

I paid a small upgrade price (I only remember it was small) 2005 for Fetch5 and 10 dollars last year for Fetch5.5. Their pricing is just so fair and moderate.

If Fetch meets your needs and you are looking for a rock solid client with outstanding support give it a try.

And thanks for the droplets, I love the droplets.
[Version 5.6]


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+5

+69
Reowen commented on 30 Apr 2010
Fetch 5.6's support for remote editing has improved (though I'm not sure relative to what version). When you edit a file whose type is unknown it will ask you to assign an editor and allow you to store the setting. Option-Edit will allow you to temporarily or permanently change the setting. This is a clean solution. (I would also appreciate a way to edit the whole list of mappings, but that does require a complex new window).

Minor annoyances remain:
* There is no way to assign double-click to mean Edit (unlike Yummy FTP).
* Fetch still requires a nonsense password for sftp when using public key authentication. It should not ask for a password at all. This is admittedly a minor annoyance, but adding all those nonsense passwords to your keychain clutters it up with garbage. I am shocked at how long this misfeature has been allowed to persist.
* Still no way to set server-specific properties (such as special settings). This is obscure and most users will not care. But for those who need the special settings, they're not going to want to apply them to all servers.

Fetch was, and I assume still is, is an excellent sftp client. They all have quirks so you should try out several before you buy. I'm personally happier with Yummy FTP, but before that I was very happy with Fetch (until remote editing with different editors was first introduced, in a way that ruined my workflow; I'm very glad to se that is now fixed). I found it to be very solid and well supported. Well worth checking out.
[Version 5.6]

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Scott-McGuire replied on 30 Apr 2010
Thanks for the feedback and positive comments!

We introduced the ability to use any application as an editor in Fetch 5.5.

One correction: you can assign double-click to mean Edit in Fetch. Please see our help topic titled "Editing files automatically instead of downloaded" in the Fetch Help for more information (or on the web at http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/help/Contents/Tutorial/EditFilesAutomatically.html ).

We are aware of the other issues you mention. Like server-specific advanced settings, the dummy-password-for-public key behavior also does not affect most users.

Scott McGuire
Fetch Softworks
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+5

+82
Robackja replied on 13 May 2010
+1 for NO dummy passwords all over my keychain. I've been a long time user of Fetch using the EDU license. I am about to graduate this summer and I really feel I should purchase Fetch once I am employed, but these minor annoyances have been present seen I started using Fetch, I think v5.0.5 maybe, which turns me off.

It is a SFTP program for christ sake, yet it doesn't feature the designed, clean implementation for public key authentication which has been part of SSH since v 1.0. No other SFTP program that I have tried didn't support public key authentication directly.

Again, this is so minor, but I really don't understand from a programming, implementation point of view how this just isn't an afternoon a coding to fix. If not, I would consider the code base need a second look.
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+13
Aapple commented on 29 Apr 2010
It is nice to get the discount, but the only way to get the discount for an upgrade is to send credit card info over an open unencrypted channel within the app. Isn't there a better way?
[Version 5.6]

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+330
Kobalt replied on 30 Apr 2010
You can also pay with PayPal, of course.
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+6
Jim Matthews replied on 30 Apr 2010
Fetch's in-application purchase function uses the same secure encryption as secure webpages for online commerce. Fetch does not send your credit card info in the clear.

Purchases made on our web-based order forms are similarly secured and encrypted.

Please feel free to contact us if you have further concerns.

Thanks,

Scott McGuire
Fetch Softworks
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Selcom57 rated on 11 Sep 2013

[Version 5.7.3]



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Widi65 rated on 04 Mar 2012

[Version 5.7.1]



Smartguyz rated on 03 Oct 2011

[Version 5.6]



-1

Kaoticgood rated on 20 Jul 2011

[Version 5.6]



+29

A380 rated on 22 Mar 2011

[Version 5.6]



Mithoo rated on 18 Feb 2011

[Version 5.6]



-1

Mrg rated on 13 Jan 2011

[Version 5.6]



-7

Jonassh rated on 01 Dec 2010

[Version 5.6]


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Date:10 Sep 2012
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Fetch is a full-featured FTP, SFTP and FTPS (FTP with TLS/SSL) client with a simple and easy-to-use interface.

Fetch features include: one-click editing remote files with any application, automatic restart of failed or stalled transfers, Quick Look, WebView, droplet shortcuts, automatic support for Zip, Tar, Gzip, StuffIt and other common file formats, Bonjour support, Unicode file names, synchronizing folders using the Mirror command, automating repetitive tasks with Automator actions and AppleScript recording, a Dashboard widget for easy uploading and tracking the progress of your upload, and extensive online help.


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