Fetch (FTP client)

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Fetch
Developer(s) Fetch Softworks
Stable release 5.7.5 / February 27, 2015; 4 months ago (2015-02-27)
Operating system Mac OS, Mac OS X (Universal)
Type FTP client
License Proprietary
Website http://fetchsoftworks.com/

Fetch is a full-featured GUI-based Mac OS-only FTP client made by Fetch Softworks. 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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

The first version of Fetch was a desk accessory. For most of the 1990s it competed with Anarchie as the two main Mac FTP clients.

After being a contestant on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the late 2000s, Jim Matthews used his winnings to purchase the Fetch source code and launch Fetch Softworks.[1]

Essay Contest[edit]

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.

See Also[edit]

Comparison of FTP client software

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Fetch Softworks Story". Fetch Softworks. Retrieved 22 June 2015.