JIMZip
JIMZip 1.42
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.zip compression utility.   Shareware ($7.00)
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JIMZip is an easy-to-use, yet powerful, zipping and unzipping interface. It can compress your files with a simple drag to either the JIMZip dock icon, or dragging window. Features include:
  • Multiple Compression Mode (Better vs Faster)
  • Quick access to archived files (DoubleClick access to Documents)
  • Support ZIP Password protection scheme
  • Drag and Drop files from/to the Finder
What's New
Version 1.42:
  • Added: Repair broken archives
  • Fixed: Spanish file names not handled correctly ( could apply for other encoding )
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jul 2005
Apparently this utility doesn't support the Panther ZIP enhancemnets, large files, resource forks, etc. I couldn't find mention of it on the website or in the docs, and dropping a 20GB Panther ZIP on it results in an offer to repair the archive.

Shame, it looks like a nice interface.
[Version 1.42]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2004
I use it all the time. Works without problems. Well done...
[Version 1.42]


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Jimbo4 commented on 30 Mar 2004
I love this app. For some reason the other zip applications (including the apple one) are not robust enough for me. I am also french and use special characters that are not usually supported.
[Version 1.41]


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Giantjellyfish commented on 30 Mar 2004
I found the interface and CMM easy to install and navigate and don't agree it's just an interface to something that's there already.

When I found a glitch I informed the writer and he was fast to accomodate it into the next rewrite - this one.

All in all, it's a neat little app that helps with the more complex issues of zipping when the Apple zip becomes stuck.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Feb 2004
Thanks to the previous poster who explained how to get rid of that contextual menu item that was crashing my Finder. I spent a couple hours hunting down the problem.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Feb 2004
This program is just a graphical interface to the command-line zip and unzip utilities that come with OS X. And a bad one at that.

It does not come with any Read Me file. The first time you run the app, it installs a contextual menu plugin **without asking your permission**. It also associates JIMZip with the .zip filetype in the OS. If you hunt around, you find an option in the Preferences to uninstall the plugin -- but it doesn't actually work. You have to manually locate and remove the plugin in your ~/Library/Contextual Items/ folder. Very lame.

This app is $7 shareware and brings up a nag screen at startup. IMO if you're charging users for a front-end, and it's someone else's software that does all the real work, then it better be a really *good* front-end. This isn't even close.

My advice: take the money and buy yourself seven songs on the iTunes Music Store. 10.3 users can just use the Finder instead. To create a .zip file, control-click a file or folder and choose "Create Archive". To expand a .zip file, double-click it. 10.2 users can use ZipIt, which a far superior shareware program; or you can use the zip and unzip commands from the Terminal.
[Version 1.4]

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Falcoboy7 replied on 08 Sep 2004
as soon as i deleted it, my finder crashes every time i try to pull up a contextual menu. the thing is that in the library/contextualmenuitems there isnt anything!! does anyone know how to help this?
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Anonymous commented on 19 Mar 2005
Thank god for your help reverb! I was about to go crazy when the finder kept crashing! I love you man!
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Downloads:9,429
Version Downloads:5,240
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Shareware
Date:25 May 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $7.00
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JIMZip is an easy-to-use, yet powerful, zipping and unzipping interface. It can compress your files with a simple drag to either the JIMZip dock icon, or dragging window. Features include:
  • Multiple Compression Mode (Better vs Faster)
  • Quick access to archived files (DoubleClick access to Documents)
  • Support ZIP Password protection scheme
  • Drag and Drop files from/to the Finder


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