StuffIt Deluxe for Mac

StuffIt Deluxe for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 207 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    20,824
  • Date Added:
    September 20, 2004
  • File Size:
    71.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    29
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.3

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2 stars

"The burning question: Why?"

August 08, 2012  |  By targinarb

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2011.15.0.4

Pros

An old friend, I guess. Familiarity is a plus. Yet, this program has become the bloated old uncle who sits on the porch of your hard drive, costs you money, and does very little work.

Cons

It's huge, it's expensive, it's unwieldy, and yet all that extra bloat does not translate into features that actually add much value. The freeware options to this app - Keka, the Unarchiver, UnRarX, etc. - not only do most of what Stuffit does, cheaper - they do it better, as well, and therein lies the problem.

Summary

These guys need to rethink both product development and marketing strategy. As someone who has been using Macs for well over two decades, I can think of (literally) not a single reason why I would purchase this product again. Over to you to add value to future releases, Stuffit.

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1 stars

"It's a trial version."

December 13, 2011  |  By psdenno

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2011.15.0.4

Pros

None that appear evident.

Cons

It's a tease.

Summary

don't bother.

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1 stars

"In a word, useless!"

September 19, 2011  |  By toshdog

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2011.15.0.4

Pros

None, save your money.

Cons

Its not free, therefore, why purchase?

Summary

For a number of years, this has been a blotted, buggy, and unnecessary product.

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1 stars

"Not worth downloading, even for free."

January 22, 2011  |  By shearmagic

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2011.15.0.2

Pros

No pros that I can see.

Cons

For cons, see summary below.

Summary

Upon installation, deletes prior versions without providing the option to keep them, despite SmithMicro technicians' statement to the contrary. Cannot rename, move or delete files in v10.0.2 archives. Version 15.x archives refuse to verify or even open upon revisit. Only accepts one password for encryption & can only encrypt when scheduled to do so, unlike earlier versions which could encrypt and delete files when archived with choice of password and on demand.

It appears they've hired Windows programmers who are unused to providing user-friendly software. If you own an earlier version you are happy with, even if just for the most part, keep it and pass on this version.

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1 stars

"Buy a key to review."

October 03, 2010  |  By boroughf_dotmac

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2011

Pros

It has a fine history that is going sour.

Cons

Spending their effort on kinky marketing rather than careful testing.

Summary

This is a product where ANY issue is a killer.

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2 stars

"StuffIt Deluxe lost its professionality"

September 21, 2010  |  By kardel_dotmac

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2011

Pros

Good zipping funtionality.

Cons

Bad: adds its own dock. unprofessional automatic functions. Who needs SendStuffNow?

Summary

StuffIt Deluxe 2011 now comes with its own dock. Just another dock for wasting my space! A »no go«!

No one needs SendStuffNow. If you have to use online space you will do it for a long time. And we have to pay an expensive upgrade price for this function, we don?t want! Why can?t I get my upgrade for less if I won?t have SendStuffNow?

Automatically sending is really unprofessional. If you will ZIP to your answer mail you still have to drag the ZIP file to your mail. StuffIt opens a new mail (!) every time. What is the advantage? Pros want control of their data, not automatics.

I think it?s time to change to the competition (and I liked StuffIt Deluxe and used it for many, many years until now!).

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3 stars

"Not worth it"

November 13, 2008  |  By Hugh1988

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2009 13.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Probably not worth it. $80 is a lot for something that 7zX will do for free. 7zX seem to be able to compress things smaller as well!

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4 stars

"Use it or Lose it"

November 07, 2008  |  By DavidPabian

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2009 13.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
You don't like it, dump it. It's probably something of a luxury item, but it does several things (on-the-fly archiving to zipped or stuffed folders, easy searches, etc.) in a less cumbersome way than cheaper shareware or freeware alternatives do. I had also had it with StuffIt, for no real reason, and went to other archiving methods - including, of course, Apple's own - but decided that for me StuffIt is more intuitive and inclusive and I have returned to it. I understand that everything it does can be found elsewhere, but for me this is the best overall archiving package on the market, and an awful lot of time seems to have been spent by ranters who tend to jump on any bandwagon already overloaded with terminal resenters. It's just software, people - buy it or don't. But you might consider focusing your outrage on stuff that just plain doesn't work or is spyware or nothing more than advertising disguised as an application. The StuffIt suite does what is says it does, so if it works for you get it, if it doesn't move on to something else that makes your heart sing.

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3 stars

"When To Buy StuffIt Deluxe 13:"

September 18, 2008  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2009 13.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Never.

And I would only bother to download StuffIt Expander 13 at such time as you run into a StuffIt archive (if ever these days) and it won't expand without version 13 (which is probably NEVER).

Same old story folks:
I was such a fan of the entire StuffIt Deluxe suite before the good programmers left and the thing was bought out by SmithMicro. Now it sucks out loud. And you'll find this same old story repeated around the world over and over. And yet, SmithMicro keep on pumping out pointless expensive upgrades to the program over and over until it makes you want to:
:-Q************

Let StuffIt D I E. No one needs it! You can get nearly all the functionality for FREE in Mac OS X itself and with several other FREE compression and encryption and password locking and backup options that DO IT BETTER.

And how about letting SmithMicro die as well. I bought their InternetCleanup v5.0 to try to address tracker cookies, and the thing was a POS. SmithMicro were very nice about giving me my money back. But they also gave me promises of repairs to the bugs that dragged on and on and on. The same thing happened to others who reviewed the program and got the same kind promises promises promises. Does anyone actually program over there? Or is this yet another disastrous implosion of a company that was so stoopid they let marketing take over leadership, the very last place marketing should ever be?!

Time to die.

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1 stars

"lol"

September 17, 2008  |  By daizyslut

 |  Version: StuffIt Deluxe 2009 13.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I wasted my time since i was bored and downloaded this. Guess what?! it crashed on the first launch! HAHA this is no longer needed software it crapware! dont download....
They only update this once a year to get idiots to "upgrade" and pay the price.

...it was good software, its to bad

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0
Completely redesigned for better performance and more functionality, STUFFIT DELUXE is now your complete information management toolkit! StuffIt has been entirely redesigned from the ground up and sports over a dozen new features! StuffIt not only gives you greater flexibility in accessing and compressing your information — our talented engineers have made good on our commitment to making it FASTER!
General
Publisher Smith Micro
Publisher web site http://mysmithmicro.com
Release Date September 20, 2004
Date Added September 20, 2004
Version 9.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
Download Information
File Size 71.15MB
File Name stuffit-deluxe-mac.html
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Total Downloads 20,824
Downloads Last Week 29
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License Model Purchase
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Price $79.99

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