StuffIt for Mac

StuffIt for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2011.15.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    913,283
  • Date Added:
    May 13, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    73.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    238
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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StuffIt Expander is a file compression and expansion utility that can handle a number of different file archive formats. It's a free app available from the App Store and several other Web sites, and it installs quickly.

StuffIt Expander supports a number of file formats, including ZIP, ZIPX, 7ZX, RAR, and TAR. The StuffIt Expander interface is clean, allowing you to create archives by the usual drag-and-drop method or by menu actions. Clicking on an archive file can unpack that archive. You can add password protection to your ZIP files. There is a registration nag that appears with StuffIt Expander, and while you don't need to register to use the tool, the nags will get annoying as time goes by.

We tested StuffIt Expander on a number of archive files created by several methods on different machines. While the app worked fine with ZIP and ZIPX files, we did have occasional problems with RAR files, some of which StuffIt Expander simply couldn't open properly. Whether this will be fixed shortly or not remains to be seen. Since Mac OS X includes an Archive utility, the real reason users would want a supplemental tool is for RAR and other archives not supported by the included Archive app. Unfortunately, because of these problems opening RAR files, we uninstalled this app.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Stuffit Expander 2011.15.0.4.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Please upgrade for fifty bucks? Methinks not."

August 08, 2012  |  By targinarb

 |  Version: StuffIt 2011.15.0.4

Pros

Very few that are not replicated by leaner and cheaper (or even free) alternatives. Not enough meat to draw in power users, nor offer them a compelling reason to fork out the cash.

Cons

At this price point, and for the range of tasks that such an app is required to do in the real world, extremely poor value. Successive upgrades have added fluff rather than any compelling reason to buy.

Summary

Compare thoroughly before buying. Ask yourself, what will I do, on a day-to-day basis, with this software, that makes it worth the price. Good luck with the answer to that question...

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4 stars

"Glad I upgraded. Wishing everyone would."

November 17, 2011  |  By midavis

 |  Version: StuffIt 2011.15.0.4

Pros

Fast compression with multi-core processor. More new features and nicer interface. Easy to customize. Smaller archives with SITX than ZIP compression.

Cons

SITX archives don't seem to be backwards compatible with most of my business associates using earlier versions of Stuffit Expander. I hear complaints of file corruption messages and must advise folks to get the current free Stuffit Expander (and I re-send their files in ZIP format). A relevant error message with link to the update would be nice.

Summary

I very much recommend Stuffit Destinations.

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2 stars

"I think it will be good but I don't know"

September 20, 2010  |  By nachobux

 |  Version: StuffIt 2010

Pros

easy to use

Cons

poor information

Summary

I did't try the new version so I can't say if I like or if I dislike

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4 stars

"Really nice software"

May 12, 2010  |  By Snake-ee

 |  Version: StuffIt 2010 14.0.1

Pros

Very easy to use and its like a cool version of WinRAR

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"12345678910"

June 01, 2009  |  By gioludovico

 |  Version: Stuffit Standard (OS X) 7.0.1

Pros

bestttttttttt

Cons

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Summary

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5 stars

"One of the Best Compression Utilities out there"

March 03, 2009  |  By SBQDawn

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard 2009 13.0.3

Pros

It works with Vista LOL if you have Vista you'll understand this is a selling point.

Cons

haven't run into anything Major

Summary

worth having , I hated haiving 5 different compression tools this one works on rar and win zip and if I ever learn how to fine tune it LOL user issue not a software one I'm sure it will handle the Izac files too. and these are the 3 that I need opened most often.
It's easy to use and it's fast.

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4 stars

"Great compression program"

April 05, 2008  |  By wakwakwak

 |  Version: StuffIt Standard 2009

Pros

easy to use and intuitive interface

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4 stars

"yg"

December 06, 2007  |  By sinjalaa

 |  Version: Stuffit Standard Edition 12

Pros

kkkkkt

Cons

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1 stars

""suite of tools"?!"

September 12, 2007  |  By mark.ruse

 |  Version: Stuffit Standard Edition 11.02

Pros

Aforementioned tools do not look integrated. most of what they do can be done by control click of a a file or directory and choosing "Create Archive".

UI is blotted.

Unix tar files? people who exchange files with Unix folks do use command line.

Preview? There is Zipeg which is free for Mac and Windows and does it a lot better.

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5 stars

"Stuffit works great on my macbook seemlessly."

September 03, 2007  |  By zeneffcts

 |  Version: Stuffit Standard Edition 11.02

Pros

I like how stuffit automatically takes care of my zipped files and make them ready for me to use. works very smoothly.

Cons

non so far

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Smith Micro
Publisher web site http://mysmithmicro.com
Release Date May 13, 2013
Date Added May 13, 2013
Version 2011.15.0.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Growl notification support requires Growl to be installed.
Download Information
File Size 73.88MB
File Name destinations_installer_multi_4790.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 913,283
Downloads Last Week 238
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.99

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