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Compress compresses files using tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, and p7zip formats. It can handle multiple compressions and decompressions in one step. It also features an incredibly simple drag-and-drop interface.

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Version 3.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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sharky517 Member IconReview+2
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4got about the blasted stars.

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Version 2.1
sharky517 Member IconComment+2
sharky517
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It did exactly what I needed it to, and cost me nothing. How did I know when it was done? My OS came with an activity monitor.

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Version 2.1
nadoky Member IconReview+2
nadoky
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Like the idea that you can compress to various formats but with no progress bar and the lack of a preference to choose where you want the compressed file to be renders this app just average.

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Version 2.1
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Anonymous
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I tried this app on a damaged zip after Open Up 3.2 came back with error of "End-of-central-directory signature not found" and StuffIt Deluxe 9.02 gave me error -40. I got all of the files including the remaining part of the damaged file out of a 1.86GB zip with this (which I restored with a PAR set). (I echo the other comments on the need for a status bar, and for it having p7zip support)

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Version 1.2
Ladirection Member IconReview+12
Ladirection
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I was able to un 7zip a huge 8gb file with compress (NO progress bar? Had to leave it on all night just to make sure it was finished]. Since then, every time I try to uncompress a 7zip file, nothing happens.

Strange. Doesn't work.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Smashing. Works. Needs a progress bar, and it might be nice if it could stick extracted files into a folder with the same name as the archive, but it's better than anything else I've tried (on a Mac, anyway). Until the 7zip folks take the time to create a MacOS version of the 7zip application, it'll do.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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Oh Dear; this doesn't work for me (empty folder is all I get), and I'm not gonna use terminal or build a java app somehow.

Pleeeeeease, can we get a better solution for 7z files for the MAC?

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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The interface isn't great, and a status bar would help a bunch, but it gets the job of decompressing .7z file done, and that's what counts!

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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AFAIK, this is the only Mac app out there that can decompress 7z files, so...if you need it, you need it. I'm just glad I don't need it very often.

It has virtually no GUI. I drag a z7 file to it, and the only way I know it's working is that my system slows to a pathetic crawl. No progress bar, no file list, no indication of any sort that it's doing anything. I fired up Activity Monitor to see that it spawned another process to do the decoding, and that process was hogging virtually all my CPU time, to the point where it took several seconds just for clicks to register. NASTY.

So, it gets the job done. It doesn't do it really nicely, but I'm still glad to have it.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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My G3 iBook running 10.3.8 seems to have no problems compressing/decompressing using the p7zip format (whether they were created by Compress or 7-Zip on Windows XP).

I'm not sure what I'm doing differently from others who have commented here (although several of them seem to be extra bitter). While I would like to see some new features implemented, the program works as advertised.

Great work! Keep it up.

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Version 1.2
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Downloads 27,340
Version Downloads 10,185
License Free
Date 28 Feb 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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