Dependable Software since 1989Free Download 5.7
Free Download is a reliable, full-featured file transfer client for the Apple Macintosh whose user interface emphasizes simplicity and ease of use. Download supports File Transfer Protocol and SSH Transfer of File Protocol, the most popular transfer of file protocols on the Internet… Learn More
Download is a reliable, full-featured, easy-to-use transfer of file client for the Macintosh… Learn More
Download is a full-featured GUI-based FTP Software for the classic Mac OS and macOS made by Fetch Softworks. In addition to basic FTP functionality, Download includes such features as editing files without having to Free Download them and re-upload them. In version 5.0, support for SSH Transfer of File Protocol was added, and in version 5.2, FTPS was added.Contents
Download 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. Download was maintained and updated as a Dartmouth Utility 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, Download was always paid for educational users.
The first version of Download was a desk accessory. For most of the 1990s it competed with Anarchie as the two main Mac File Transfer Protocol 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 Download Softworks.Essay Contest
In September 2007, Free Download 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
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