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Entropy is a versatile and easy to use archiver capable of creating, modifying and extracting many archive formats.allows you create, modify and extract popular archive formats like zip, 7z and tar.

A versatile tool, Entropy allows you to :

  • Extract an entire archive, or individual files within it.
  • View contents of an archive instantly without extracting it.
  • Create new archives ( including multi-volume split archives )
  • Modify existing archives
  • Secure your archives using AES-256 encryption.
  • Search within archives.
  • Filter out unnecessary files ( like more...

What's New

Version 1.6.0:
  • Bug fixes for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed issues with RAR v5 archives.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to symbolic links being stored as regular files in RAR archives.
  • Fixed issues with Quick Look previews.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to file modes being ignored for tar archives.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Drdul Member IconReview+448
Drdul
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I like it! Clean and simple interface, yet plenty of features. I'm knocking off half a star because if you set Entropy as the default app for zip files (and other archives), it assigns an eyeball-burning orange icon to them, which really looks out of place among all the other OS X icons. The dev says that redesigning the file icon is on his to do list, so I'm hoping my eyes get a break soon.

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Version 1.6.0
Freddy-Moncada Member IconReview+10
Freddy-Moncada
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Excellent software, RAR5 was the missing feature that I use, now its the best archiver that I know for mac os!!!

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Version 1.6.0
fmaione Member IconReview+0
fmaione
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When will be RAR5 support?

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Version 1.5.6
Eigenlogik (Developer)
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Entropy v1.6.0 supports RAR5.

marrie Member IconComment+2
marrie
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Over all this is a very good program, how ever unless I missed it, I cannot see theability to turn all the folders I put in the table each in to their own archive not one big archive. Also the buttons in the tool bar are not labeled for voice over users. Help tags would be nice though if lables cannot be provided. Thoughts?

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Version 1.5.6
Lee_Xiao
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And also can not translate unicode very well. . .

Eigenlogik (Developer)
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@marrie: The voice over issues should be fixed in the next update.

Eigenlogik (Developer)
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@Lee_Xiao: Entropy should work fine with unicode archives.

In fact, it is one of the few archivers which can auto-detect non-standard encodings in older zip archives. Could you please verify that the "Enable automatic character detection" preference is enabled in the "Advanced" section of the preferences?

Rubaiyat Member IconComment+567
Rubaiyat
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I don't see .dmg creation and compression which I use for its easy mounting, viewing and access.

Nor .zip7 which has the best compression.

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Version 1.5.6
Eigenlogik (Developer)
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Hi there,

I assume you meant 7zip (.7z), rather than zip7? Entropy does supports creation of 7zip archives - you can select it from the popup menu when saving.

DMG creation is not supported by Entropy, primarily because it is a disk image format rather than an archiving format. You can use the Disk Utility provided with OS X to create DMGs. (you can, however, use Entropy to open up DMG images for inspection by pressing the shift key).

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch at support@eigenlogik.com

Rubaiyat
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Yes I meant 7zip, slip of the keyboard.

Disk Utility is slow and extremely clumsy , it takes 2 pases to make it compressed/and or passworded .dmg.

.dmg files are readily accessible disk image archive which can be compressed, thus giving the full benefits of keeping everything in one quickly viewable archive that saves storage space as well. I use it bundle up projects that are finished but need to be revisited at intervals, maybe to get just one of the enclosed files.

I also use .dmgs to hold my tutorial courses all neatly arranged and ready to go.

Mosenga Member IconReview+5
Mosenga
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Simply one of the best. Is the only one that manages Zip, RaR opening them, adding files, creating archives, in those formats and more.
One Must to have.

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Version 1.5.4
iMacintosh Member IconReview+236
iMacintosh
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Thanks god,we have Entropy again.It's one of the most have application for me and I think for many of people.The wide functionality which differentiate this application with others,stability,compatibility and the state of being really functional make this application the best application which can really handle common formats pretty well.WELCOME BACK ENTROPY.

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Version 1.5.4
Mcr Member IconReview+180
Mcr
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Of all the archiving apps (ones which can CREATE and extract) I've tried, this one pleases me the most. It is able to handle files +4GB, which is important to me because I often need to archive large disk images, and have to break them up so they can be sent or stored on Windows FAT32 drives.
The ability to define presets is fantastic and makes it easy to select the one that fits the job, i can define a preset for large images that doesn't waste time compressing (just chunks it up), into predefined sizes, like 250MB, or 1GB.

The only other tool that comes close but doesn't have as nice a GUI is Ez7z.

sArchiver never handled +4GB files and Entropy appears faster than BetterZip.

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Version 1.5.2
Mdognrdog Member IconReview+152
Mdognrdog
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I guess $20 is kind of a lot for an archive utility. But that's the only possible gripe I can see about this program.

Entropy handles both creation and extraction of all the major formats, and quite a few minor formats. Its default settings are sensible, but can be configured to suit lots of different methods of work.

Because almost everything I need to do has been added to the Services menu, I hardly ever actually launch Entropy directly. But that's the way a utility should be: unobtrusive, waiting to do what you need, and then out of the way again.

Great, great program.

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Version 1.5.2
Curlypaws Member IconReview+34
Curlypaws
+2

Very impressed with Entropy - in particular the speed in unzipping a file. It also has some beautifully styled touches that really add to the pleasure of using it. The program gets out of your way too - it doesn’t need to open the archive before it unpacks it. Finally it supports a great variety of formats, including some of the more rare ones.
Downsides? I don’t particularly care for the icon that it gives files. Given the program is so elegant, the file icons seem quite clumsy. But this is a little thing, and it doesn’t affect the functionality.

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Version 1.5.2
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ErvinsS
Version 1.6.0
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-TiTAN-
Version 1.6.0
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BadBadger
Version 1.5.6
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Viole
Version 1.5.4
user icon+236
iMacintosh
Version 1.5.4
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tinyWorld
Version 1.5.2
user icon+236
iMacintosh
Version 1.5.2
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Freddy-Moncada
Version 1.5.2
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BrunoRF
Version 1.5.0
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firemason
Version 1.5.0
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Downloads 12,476
Version Downloads 1,457
License Shareware
Date 13 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.00
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