GUI Tar
GUI Tar
1.2.4

4.7

GUI Tar free download for Mac

GUI Tar1.2.4

26 January 2011

Compress/decompress .tar, .gz, bz, .zip and more.

Overview

GUI Tar is a wrapper application which acts as the front end to the 7za, tar, gzip, bzip2, un/compress, unrar, unzip, and zip UNIX utilities. The operating system itself handles the complicated work, while GUI Tar provides a pleasant and easy method to interact with these system tools. GUI Tar is divided into two sections: Extractor and Compressor.

GUI Tar Extractor offers the functionality to uncompress and extract files from archives. The following files can be opened by Extractor: .7z, .tar, .tgz, .tar.gz, .dmg.gz, .svgz, .gz, .tar.z, .z, .Z, .tar.Z, .taz, .tbz, .tbz2, .bz, .bz2, .rar, and .zip.

GUI Tar Compressor can compress and/or archive a collection of files in .7z, .bz2, .tar, .tbz, .tgz, .gz, .Z, or .zip formats. Archive files and folders from multiple locations, instead of being restricted to just one directory.

What's new in GUI Tar

Version 1.2.4:
  • Improved calculation of file sizes listed in the compression table.
  • Minor UI improvements.
  • Optimizations and clean up for a leaner application.

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How would you rate GUI Tar app?

25 Reviews of GUI Tar

5
blotterg
01 August 2011
Version: 1.2.4

Most helpful

Great app, works in a pinch
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5
Brentesc14
17 September 2011
Version: 1.2.4
Great application, its fast and simple to use along and boots fast, the GUI was simple and easy and clearly states where everything is. the only complaints i have on it is that there are a limited amount of file types you can compress/decompress so i really only use it to compress more then decompress (a good app for uncompressing is The Unarchiver, decompresses almost every single file type there is) . Otherwise this app is worth it :)
(1)
5
GusDeCooL
09 September 2011
Version: 1.2.4
Simple app but very effective. its work.
(0)
5
blotterg
01 August 2011
Version: 1.2.4
Great app, works in a pinch
(1)
5
L008com
07 March 2011
Version: 1.2.4
One of those great "does one thing and does it well" apps. It makes tars. I need tars. Perfect fit.
(0)
5
Jstgermain
04 May 2010
Version: 1.2.3
This program was so simple and great. EXACTLY what i needed. Zipeg would lock up when trying to unzip large files, and Mac's built in unzip program wouldnt do anything but zip files, so, i came accoss GUI Tar, and it worked perfectly. thanks for the great app. -Justin
(0)
Tekl
06 May 2009
Version: 1.2.2
I'm missing options to omit hidden files, .DS_Store and resource files.
(0)
5
Vicjoe
12 April 2009
Version: 1.2.2
(1) This absolute gem works with Leopard (10.5.6 as of this writing). (2) Though zip and gzip supposedly use the same algorithm (Zempel something-or-other), using gzip GUI Tar consistently makes smaller files, with no apparent speed hit. (3) Truly a time saver over having to open the Terminal to accomplish an alternative compression to zip; this works fast and slick. (4) Recommendations for a future version (and ask for some money): (a) a Contextual Menu plugin that offers formats if not compression levels (b) compression levels (fast and bigger, slow and smaller, etc.), could be pre-set in Preferences. This is a great example of a GUI "wrapper" that is clean, intuitive and in the grand Mac fashion "just works".
(0)
5
Neosmith
26 March 2008
Version: 1.1.1
I have some backup files that are created from my web sites control panel and have never been able to untar them for some reason. I have tried StuffIt, BOMArchiver, and even iArchiver and none of them worked. StuffIt and BOMArchiver both gave me errors when trying to do it. When I used iArchiver it didn't completely untar the files. That might have been because the trial had expired and the app quit itself but not sure. I came across this little gem and it work perfectly and it only took seconds to untar at 280MB file. Developer: Keep up the good work. Excellent software!!
(0)
Robk
27 September 2007
Version: 1.1.1
Thanks for sucha great product. But I am curious. Why doesn't GUITar also compress files/folders into ZIP format (like all the other multi format archivers)?
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Meccanomind
10 May 2007
Version: 1.1
Forgive my ignorance but I thought if you compressed a file the end product should be smaller in size than the original. This doesn't seem to be the case, so I don't see the point of this application.
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4.25
Igabe
11 October 2006
Version: 1.0.2
Works like a charm on 10.4.8 MacBook (intel). Easy.
(0)
68kmla
17 June 2006
Version: 1.0.2
So does it keep resource forks intact?
(0)
Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 1.0.2
What about .7z handling files ? The code is availabe at sourceforge. Anyway thanks.
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4.75
Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 1.0.2
Fantastic. The best graphical file [de]compression thingie on the Mac. If I wanted options I'd use the command line. About all it doesn't do that I'd like is have the option of moving the original and/or intermediate files to the trash when it's done.
(0)
Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 1.0.1
I found no reference in the documentation how GUI Tar handles resource forks in HFS. That's the key reason why people use StuffIt, disk images or Panther's version of "zip".
(0)
5
Anonymous
14 February 2005
Version: 1.0.1
A solid little app that does only one thing but does it very well - It's simple, and it works. Great.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
11 February 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Perfect file for my requirement! Thanxx a lot!
(0)
4.25
Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I thought that a complete GUI wrapper would allow the user to manipulate the options available from the command of the command-line interface. This application seems to only archive and/or compress some files to a specific directory, and unarchive and/or uncompress an archive to a specific directory. No more option than that from what I could see. Please reply if I'm mistaken...
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
17 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
Very nice little app. There are lots of tar/gzip compressors out there, but surprisingly few extractors. A welcome replacement for StuffIt Expander.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
14 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
Two thumbs up!
(0)
Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
ok, i see... i had a .sit filed among all the other files i was trying to compress, so it refused.
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Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
this doesn't seem to work on my mac g5 dual 1.8. neither drag & drop or thru file directory. any idea why?
(0)
5
Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I really like GUI Tar. It's simple & clean. Thanks to the author for providing a free alternative to StuffIt.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
26 July 2004
Version: 1.0
Finally - a program that can compress to bzip2! .bz2 is such a better compression than other more common formats like .zip and .sit. I love this program coz it does exactly what it says and its so easy to use. files compressed to .bz2, .tar, .tgz and .gz can be opened in Stuffit Expander (mac) and Winrar (windows). program seems to be very stable. only things i'd like to see is compliance with .sit and .zip so this product could make some competition for Stuffit. also, it would be great if the progress bar showed you how far it had to go before the compression was complete
(0)
4.25
Anonymous
31 March 2004
Version: 1.0
I like the simple interface of GUI Tar. It's nice to work with, and I've never known it to crash my system. It's missing a few features that I'd really like. First off, you can't set the compression level on gzip. Second, it requires certain extensions for archives, and won't try to open anything it doesn't recognize. In particular, it won't unzip *.svgz files. I have to manually change the file extension whenever I want to zip or unzip svg.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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