StuffIt Standard Edition

StuffIt Standard Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.8
out of 52 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9
  • Total Downloads:
    3,814,770
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 19, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $44.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    38.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Giving WinZip a run for its money, StuffIt Standard offers effortless file compression and encryption for any type of file. It matches WinZip in several features, including archived password protection, right-click compression, and a gallery of easy-to-use wizards. The utility also comes with a few unique features, including a robust search tool that locates files by date, type, size, and compression format. For others to decompress native StuffIt files, they'll either need the free StuffIt Expander utility or they'll be presented with a self-extracting archive, which adds to the overall file size. Fortunately, StuffIt also can compress in several other formats, including ZIP, TAR, and BinHex, though you won't get the added JPEG compression. Given its features, compression quality, and encryption options, StuffIt Standard stands up to WinZip in most areas. Digital-photo mavens may even prefer it.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"It works really well on macs"

July 15, 2009  |  By Zach808

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

SIT files that can be read across Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux
Compresses multimedia smaller than WinZip
Works with multiple file formats besides SIT and SITX

Cons

A little expensive
Don't know if the Windows version is buggy or not
Slightly slower than WinZip

Summary

I just installed it on my Mac OS X Leopard and it works really well. I've been able to compress files that are readable in all of my OSs. And why do people say that SIT files don't work with the new version? They worked perfectly for me. I'm guessing that many of these haters are WinZip and WinRar fanboys, because they don't know a good product.

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2 stars

"if you just need to open those pesky .sit files, do this"

July 10, 2008  |  By sadchild

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

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Cons

mysmithmicro now owns stuffit and gives you the big runaround trying to find the free expander, constantly shoving their trial version down your throat when all you want is to open the darn stuffit files.

do this:

1. go to my.smithmicro.com/downloads/trials/std-dl.html

2. use the pull-down under windows on the right to select "Free Stuffit Expander 12 (.exe) Expansion Only.

this will save you from their endless attempts to confuse you into downloading their trial version or get sucked into their 'get the deluxe version free by going to our partner sites' baloney.

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4 stars

"I HAD TROUBLE OPENING HQX FILES, STUFFIT WORKED GREAT!"

June 02, 2008  |  By christopher stanfield

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

The easy to understand format/layout.

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1 stars

"Awful"

May 02, 2008  |  By dvana

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

nothing.

Cons

This program has been a frustration from the beginning. It was irritating to install, and starting the program prompts no fewer than 3 different dialogs every time. Even if I check the options to make them go away, they keep coming back.

Then it could not, no matter what I tried, open the file I wanted to access. So much for that.

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3 stars

"Good for .sitx files or Mac users"

March 12, 2008  |  By Alfox

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

Drag & drop target, preview of some image types in archives. good compression ratio.

Cons

Complicated interface. can not find how to decompress to a directory.

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1 stars

"what does this actually do?"

January 07, 2008  |  By rfolkker

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

my second download actually installed...

Cons

My first attempt to download didn't install. After trying again (and bypassing their pathetic attempt to send them credit card information for a "Free" 30 day trial), getting the 30 day trial of what appears to be the normal software (so far 20 mins into the download on a T3+), I was able to install the expander software. Now the only reason It peaked my interest was that after finding something I have been looking for (to use on my Linux system) was compressed with SIT... However, it appears the current Stuffit Expander no-longer reads SIT files, and only SITX files... So needless to say, I still can't even use the product (it does appear to work with zip files however... not that I would trust a program that can't open it's own format anymore).

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2 stars

"I AM BORED, THIS IS BORING WIN ZIP AND WIN RAR ARE SO MUCH BETTER"

December 21, 2007  |  By FREYJO1690

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

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4 stars

"I wanted to compress a file for a mac to read"

December 08, 2007  |  By C0rd0ba

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

It did what I wanted

Cons

I haven't really done much else with it.

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1 stars

"Forget This Bag Of BUGS!"

October 28, 2007  |  By prizmeye

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

The interface is simple to follow, and mostly user-friendly.

Cons

Ever since Aladdin morphed into "Allume," this product's quality dropped like a rock in a vacuum. I've owned MANY versions (only cuz FREE after rebate), and cannot recommend this pig to anyone. I kept hoping they'd get the bugs out of what COULD be a good product; they always stop short, though. My retail-boxed version 11 is a disaster, refusing to install in anything but a "trial" mode, which "expired" on me. PAYING CUSTOMERS CANNOT ACCESS THEIR OWN SOFTWARE. Their tech support cannot fix it over the past ~month. I've tried everything, but it returns a configuration corruption error that cleaning the registry won't even fix! The product is heavily bloated now, and is slower than freebies like Izarc, 7-zip, UltimateZip, etc. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME/MONEY! There is no reason to bother to pay for this loser!

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1 stars

"Hard to believe CNET gave it ****!"

September 12, 2007  |  By mark.ruse

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard Edition 9

Pros

UI is horrible!

There are much better choices for Windows. 7zip - free, Zipeg - free.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Smith Micro
Publisher web site http://mysmithmicro.com
Release Date July 19, 2005
Date Added July 19, 2005
Version 9
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 38.93MB
File Name StuffIt_14.0.1.27A_EFGJ_x64.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,814,770
Downloads Last Week 21
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $24.99

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