StuffIt Expander

StuffIt Expander

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    13.0.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    210,772
  • Date Added:
    April 09, 2009
  • File Size:
    10.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    172
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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 13.0.1.1
    Version 13.0.1.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Smith Micro
    Publisher web site http://mysmithmicro.com
    Release Date April 09, 2009
    Date Added April 09, 2009
    Version 13.0.1.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 10.82MB
    File Name StuffItExpander2011x86.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 210,772
    Downloads Last Week 172
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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