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YemuZip for Mac

Free
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    68,447
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 03, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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YemuZip is a simple, free utility with a single purpose: to help you easily create Mac- and PC-friendly ZIP files with just a quick drag and drop. The Mac OS already includes ZIP-compression functionality (which you can access through contextual menus), but YemuZip add some extras--most importantly, the option to choose between Mac-specific and PC-compatible formats, removing the Mac metadata in the resource fork that can otherwise make ZIP files made on a Mac unreadable on PCs.

You just drag files into YemuZip's main window, or onto the YemuZip Dock icon, and the app creates a zipped archive in a destination you specify (or even directly into a Mail attachment). You can set the app to automatically quit after compression, and for PC-compatible files, you can also adjust compression performance and speed. If you regularly create ZIP files (especially that you share with PC users), YemuZip should be an obvious addition to your arsenal.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 23

4 stars

"YEMU-ZIP GOOD..... Cnet Installer SUCKS"

November 22, 2013  |  By Smaug4

2013-11-22 05:23:58  |  By Smaug4

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.4.8

Pros

Runs smoothly

Cons

none in YemuZip

I have to go to the YemuZip site to get it without the stupid Cnet Installer.

Summary

The so called 'Direct Download Link' just downloads the stupid Cnet Installer. This has happened with many other applications.

BAADD Cnet... BAADD Cnet...

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5 stars

"Very good product."

May 13, 2011  |  By steveupshaw

2011-05-13 13:44:07  |  By steveupshaw

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.4.2

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

None so far

Summary

Strongly recommend.

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1 stars

"Nice utility"

April 25, 2011  |  By ps2os2

2011-04-25 21:39:43  |  By ps2os2

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.4.2

Pros

Works most of the time

Cons

I ran into a randow bug with the product. The product would fail every say 12 times it was used. Outside of that it works. Author did not want to spend the time recreating/fixing the problem.

Summary

Do not use if you have a critical application.

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3 stars

"YEMU Very good for zipping small to medium size files"

January 21, 2011  |  By info3982

2011-01-21 12:12:30  |  By info3982

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.3.2

Pros

Fast
Drag n' Drop window.
PC compatible naming conventions.
Decompression, Compression, run very quickly.

Cons

Doesn't handle large blocks of files (120GB).

Summary

Recommended, with the above single caveat.

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4 stars

"Use a Mac,works great to send to friends on PC's"

October 28, 2010  |  By 1g4gomad

2010-10-28 03:17:14  |  By 1g4gomad

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.3.2

Pros

Reliable on old G4, and new iMac 4-core

Cons

Doesn't end up compressing very much, but whatdaya want for free

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5 stars

"Good for cross-platform sharing with non-Mac computers."

October 15, 2010  |  By basilbourque

2010-10-15 23:34:54  |  By basilbourque

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.3.2

Pros

Optionally leaves out extra hidden Mac-related files that show up when unzipping on non-Mac computers such as MS Windows & Linux. Also quick & simple to use. Drag and drop to the app's icon, or its open window. Automatically checks for updates.

Cons

Can't think of any cons.

Summary

I distribute my cross-platfrom app to the world as simply a zipped file. That seems to be working well, except for one problem for the non-Mac crowd. When creating the zip on my Mac using the Finder command File > Compress, extra files or folders are included for Mac-savvy features. On a Mac, the extra file/folders are invisible. But on Linux and Windows computers, the users see this extra crud and are likely to get confused. I have found 2 easy alternatives.

Path Finder
This excellent app from CocoaTech is a Swiss Knife full of diverse tools, handy for a range of geeks and programmers. It costs about forty bucks, and so worth it. Relevant here is the ability to create zips. By default it creates zips in the same Mac-savvy way. To strip that extra stuff in future zips, in Path Finder preferences, turn ON the two "Ignore" checkboxes.
? Ignore invisible file when compressing
? Ignore resource forks when compressing

YemuZip
This free app from Yellow Mug does one simple thing: Create zips. Drag-and drop easy. With the option of stripping away the Mac-specific stuff. Perfect. Even includes a feature to check for updates.

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4 stars

"Fast - EZ - No Brainer"

May 13, 2010  |  By sterlingtomas

2010-05-13 08:19:47  |  By sterlingtomas

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.3.1

Pros

Drag and Drop makes this REALLY EZ

Cons

haven't found any yet.

Summary

works as advertised - if you need a zip app - this is a good one.
Have Fun!

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5 stars

"Simple, Fast"

April 06, 2010  |  By yehudah72

2010-04-06 19:39:30  |  By yehudah72

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.3.1

Pros

No Brain Effort Required to Use

Cons

Fast, Easy

Summary

Get It!!! Plus it's FREE, you've got nothing to loose!!!

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5 stars

"Really great way to professionally ZIP files on th..."

January 15, 2010  |  By ykwastaken

2010-01-15 08:23:00  |  By ykwastaken

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.3.1

Summary

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This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Great app. Well worth donating to.

Makes pro-quality ZIP files without MacOS X hidden files (which is the problem of using OS X's built-in 'Archive' feature in the Finder).

You can choose to switch off the 'advert' in the preferences if you donate.


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2 stars

"Mildly useful for extracting files from a Zip archive"

October 03, 2009  |  By ekestler

2009-10-03 12:54:26  |  By ekestler

 |  Version: YemuZip 2.3

Pros

Easy to select discrete files for extraction.

Cons

Can't add files to an existing Zip archive.

Summary

Nothing like WINZIP on the Mac horizon. Shame!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Updated to use new APIs.
General
Publisher Yellow Mug Software
Publisher web site http://www.yellowmug.com/
Release Date February 03, 2016
Date Added February 03, 2016
Version 2.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.03MB
File Name YemuZip.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 68,447
Downloads Last Week 26
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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