Fetch (FTP client)
|Stable release||5.7.2 / July 26, 2012|
|Operating system||Mac OS, Mac OS X (Universal)|
Fetch is a full-featured GUI-based Mac OS-only FTP client made by Fetch Softworks. The latest version of Fetch is 5.6; the long-awaited version 5 was released on May 24, 2005. In addition to basic FTP functionality, Fetch includes such features as editing files without having to download them and re-upload them. In version 5.0, support for SFTP was added, and in version 5.2, FTPS was added.
Fetch was created in the summer of 1989 by Jim Matthews, an employee of Dartmouth College. At the time, it was intended primarily for internal college use. Fetch was maintained and updated as a Dartmouth software project and was eventually released as shareware, becoming very popular in the Macintosh community. Due to its status as an official product of an educational institution, Fetch was always free for educational users.
In September 2007, Fetch Softworks hosted a Back-to-School Essay contest for students, teacher, or anyone else affiliated with an educational institution. There were 5 winners, four 2nd prize winners and one Grand Prize winner, the 2nd place contestants were awarded a 3rd Generation iPod Nanos and $100. The Grand Prize winner was given an Apple Black Macbook along with $750. The contest asked Fetch users how they incorporated Fetch into their lives.
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