Fetch

Fetch 5.7

Your best friend for FTP file transfer on Mac OS X
4.7  (3 votes)
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This is an easy-to-use FTP application for your Mac OS X system. Transferring files from and to your FTP location is extremely easy and fast with this program. There is a 15-day trial period available, after that the program will cost you 29 US Dollars.

The program includes a cute installation dialog, which is presented in the screenshots below. As usual, just drag the icon onto your application folder and that's it. When running the program for the first time, you will be greeted by a message asking you to provide the registration information or choose the evaluation version of the program.

One of the best features of this program is Fetch Shortcuts - this is your recent connections list for an easy and fast access. Of course, when you run the program for the first time, it prompts you to add your connections credentials. The program only offers connection through the FTP protocol, however, it does offer choices of secured FTP and FTP with different authentication encryption options.

Each element of the remote file system can be inspected with "Get Info" button, found in the main window. Select the items you want to transfer and hit get button to download them on your computer. You can also upload files to your remote FTP location. In my trials, the application downloads files sequentially, one file at a time, which can be a very slow process overall.

The application comes with a a decent number of preferences, so you can customize it the way you want. You can tweak some security options and tell the program the way it should communicate with the remote server. Analysis of the options suggest that most FTPs will work with this program.

To sum that all up, this program is nicely designed and includes many options. There is an opportunity to try the program before you buy it, which is always awesome in my book. If you upload or download files from a FTP remote server a lot, then check out this program, you will definitely like it.

Joshua Wrightwood
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Review summary

Pros

  • Advanced FTP file transfer manager
  • Information about permissions of the remote files and folders

Cons

  • Only FTP support
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