It’s heeeeere. Fetch Softworks has released Fetch 4.0, a new version of the FTP client that’s now Mac OS savvy.
Fetch 4.0 includes all the standard features of a modern FTP client, presented in a user interface that is straight-forward and easy to use, according to Fetch author Jim Matthews. It displays the files on your account in a form that’s familiar because it mimics the appearance of the Mac OS’s built-in file lists: moving from directory to directory is as easy as double clicking on a folder icon, or using the pop-up menu to retrace your steps.
“The newest offers users greater flexibility, security, and convenience with an updated and easy to use interface,” said Matthews. “It takes full advantage of the latest technologies found in Mac OS X, including Aqua, yet can be used with previous Macintosh OS versions from 7.0 and on.
New features include support for 11 different proxy servers, folder mirroring, integration with BBEdit, Graphic Converter and QuickTime, Keychain support, server-server transfers, contextual menus, Kerberos security, and a streamlined user interface, according to
MacTech magazine. Fetch is still US$25 and is still free to educational and charitable organizations.
Fetch, first developed in 1989 to address Dartmouth College’s internal file transfer needs, was one of the first graphical FTP clients on any platform. In January, Matthews launched Fetch Softworks to further develop and market the award-winning file transfer utility. The company licensed the Fetch source code and name from Dartmouth College.
“When I created Fetch 12 years ago, I was hoping to meet Dartmouth’s internal needs for file transfers,” Matthews said. “I couldn’t have imagined then the many ways in which Fetch would come to be used. This latest update is a major release, based on a huge amount of user feedback over the years. It looks great on Mac OS X.”
As a gesture of appreciation to those who honored Dartmouth’s past shareware arrangement, Fetch Softworks will offer a free upgrade to those who purchased single user licenses to version 3.0.3 from Dartmouth College after April 30, 2000. Customers who purchased 3.0.3 from Fetch Softworks will also get a free upgrade. for details go to the
Fetch Softworks Web site.