Fetch Softworks has updated Fetch, the original Mac file transfer app, with new features designed to provide greater control over the user’s file transfer tasks.

The latest version introduces support for syncing Fetch shortcuts using Dropbox, enabling individuals and groups to access an up-to-date collection of shortcuts no matter which Mac they use. The software also now preserves the modification dates of uploaded files. And Fetch’s new Find field enables users to zero in on just the files they are working with.

Fetch also now helps users better monitor the progress of file transfers. While previous versions reported the transfer progress of each individual file, the software now displays the progress of the overall transfer, making it easier to see when the entire operation will be complete.

Fetch 5.7 is compatible with Intel Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, including Mac OS X 10.6 and Mac OS X 10.7. The software is free to try for 15 days, and a single-user license is US$29. Fetch can be downloaded from the company’s website (http://fetchsoftworks.com/) or from the Mac App Store. Upgrades are free for Fetch 5.5 and Fetch 5.6 users. Customers who purchased Fetch after Jan. 28, 2009, can upgrade for free; otherwise, upgrades are $10. Free licenses and upgrades are available for educational and charitable use.