StuffIt Expander

StuffIt Expander

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2011
  • Total Downloads:
    211,100
  • Date Added:
    June 09, 2011
  • File Size:
    10.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Users looking for a tool to extract multiple archive types may be disappointed by the bare and clumsy interface of this latest iteration of StuffIt Expander.

The utility fulfills its promise to handle more file types than past incarnations, which had been limited to .SIT and .ZIP files. According to its comprehensive Help file, StuffIt Expander 13.0.1.1 can now handle more than 30 file types, including .GZIP, .HQX, .TZ, .7z, and .UU. Unfortunately, the program is hampered by a '90s-era user interface, limited functionality, and poor integration with Windows. On opening--and every time you return to the main window--the application insists on searching your computer for all supported files. You can sort the resulting list by file name but not by size, location, or file type. You cannot open more than one archive at a time, and the application cannot automatically create a folder for the archives you do expand. In addition, there is no Windows shell integration, and contrary to the publisher description, you cannot drag files onto the application window or its icon to prompt expansion.

Of course, the one thing that StuffIt Expander does offer that other file-extraction tools don't is the capability to open StuffIt (.SITX) files, a popular Mac compression format. If you come across .SITX files regularly--or ever--you have little choice but to use this utility. Apart from using it to complete that chore, however, few users will be pleased with what this utility offers.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"This worked as advertised"

November 14, 2012  |  By Al Schmidt

 |  Version: StuffIt Expander 2011

Pros

It did the job I needed with no hassels

Cons

None to speak of

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3 stars

"good with latest zips not so with older ones"

August 05, 2011  |  By billmstan

 |  Version: StuffIt Expander 2011

Pros

opened latest compressions quick and easy

Cons

would not open older compression programs, had to get expander 2010 for them

Summary

useful tool

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2011
Version 2011 provides expansion support for StuffIt X (.sitx) archives created with the new StuffIt 2011 for Macintosh, or via the SendStuffNow file hosting service, as well as unencrypted and AES 256-bit encrypted Zip archives.
General
Publisher Smith Micro
Publisher web site http://mysmithmicro.com
Release Date June 09, 2011
Date Added June 09, 2011
Version 2011
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.82MB
File Name StuffItExpander2011x86.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,100
Downloads Last Week 90
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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