GUI Tar
GUI Tar
1.2.4
4.7
0.0
GUI Tar free download for Mac

GUI Tar for Mac1.2.4

26 January 2011

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

What is GUI Tar for Mac

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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Brentesc14
Brentesc14
Sep 17 2011
1.2.4
5.0
Sep 17 2011
5.0
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 :)
GusDeCooL
GusDeCooL
Sep 9 2011
1.2.4
5.0
Sep 9 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2.4
Simple app but very effective. its work.
blotterg
blotterg
Aug 1 2011
1.2.4
5.0
Aug 1 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2.4
Great app, works in a pinch
L008com
L008com
Mar 7 2011
1.2.4
5.0
Mar 7 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2.4
One of those great "does one thing and does it well" apps. It makes tars. I need tars. Perfect fit.
Jstgermain
Jstgermain
May 4 2010
1.2.3
5.0
May 4 2010
5.0
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
Tekl
Tekl
May 6 2009
1.2.2
0.0
May 6 2009
0.0
Version: 1.2.2
I'm missing options to omit hidden files, .DS_Store and resource files.
Vicjoe
Vicjoe
Apr 12 2009
1.2.2
5.0
Apr 12 2009
5.0
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".
Neosmith
Neosmith
Mar 26 2008
1.1.1
5.0
Mar 26 2008
5.0
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!!
Robk
Robk
Sep 27 2007
1.1.1
0.0
Sep 27 2007
0.0
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)?
Meccanomind
Meccanomind
May 10 2007
1.1
0.0
May 10 2007
0.0
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.
Igabe
Igabe
Oct 11 2006
1.0.2
4.3
Oct 11 2006
4.3
Version: 1.0.2
Works like a charm on 10.4.8 MacBook (intel). Easy.
68kmla
68kmla
Jun 17 2006
1.0.2
0.0
Jun 17 2006
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
So does it keep resource forks intact?
Guest
Guest
Apr 29 2005
1.0.2
4.8
Apr 29 2005
4.8
Version: 1.0.2
What about .7z handling files ? The code is availabe at sourceforge. Anyway thanks.
Guest
Guest
Apr 29 2005
1.0.2
4.8
Apr 29 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 14 2005
1.0.1
4.8
Mar 14 2005
4.8
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".
Guest
Guest
Feb 14 2005
1.0.1
4.8
Feb 14 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Feb 11 2005
1.0.1
4.8
Feb 11 2005
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
Perfect file for my requirement! Thanxx a lot!
Guest
Guest
Dec 20 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Dec 20 2004
4.8
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...
Guest
Guest
Dec 17 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Dec 17 2004
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 14 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Dec 14 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
Two thumbs up!
Guest
Guest
Dec 6 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Dec 6 2004
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 6 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Dec 6 2004
4.8
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?
Guest
Guest
Dec 6 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Dec 6 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
I really like GUI Tar. It's simple & clean. Thanks to the author for providing a free alternative to StuffIt.
Guest
Guest
Jul 26 2004
1.0
4.8
Jul 26 2004
4.8
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
Guest
Guest
Mar 31 2004
1.0
4.8
Mar 31 2004
4.8
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: 
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  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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