Compress
Compress
3.0

4.5

Compress free download for Mac

Compress3.0

28 February 2011

Compress files using tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, p7zip formats.

Overview

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.

What's new in Compress

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

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17 Reviews of Compress

4
Nadoky
23 March 2006
Version: 2.1

Most helpful

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.
(2)
5
Sharky517
09 May 2006
Version: 2.1
4got about the blasted stars.
(1)
Sharky517
09 May 2006
Version: 2.1
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.
(1)
4
Nadoky
23 March 2006
Version: 2.1
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.
(2)
4.5
Anonymous
06 September 2005
Version: 1.2
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)
(0)
1.75
Ladirection
12 August 2005
Version: 1.2
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.
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 1.2
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.
(0)
Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 1.2
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?
(0)
Anonymous
06 April 2005
Version: 1.2
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!
(0)
Anonymous
18 February 2005
Version: 1.2
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.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
12 February 2005
Version: 1.2
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.
(0)
Anonymous
03 December 2004
Version: 1.2
Application Unexpectedly Quits. 10.2.8, Pismo G3-500, 512MB RAM
(0)
Anonymous
22 November 2004
Version: 1.2
Cannot get it to work for me. With most settings, no compressed files are created. Did manage a couple times to get a .p7 of a folder, but it then wouldn't produce any result when I tried to uncompress that file. Useless, at least on my machine. OSX 10.3.5, G3 iBook. I'm tempted to give it 1-star (if only for that butt-ugly icon, sheesh) but will restrain and give the developer a chance to refine this product.
(0)
Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 1.1
did YOU take he time to make a nice app like this one? Keep up the good work man
(0)
Mdair
20 November 2004
Version: 1.1
Thanx for the 7zip support
(0)
Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 1.1
why don't you have the two drop-downs, currently under prefs, just on the main window? That would allow more convenient changing of them and would allow a person to tell what compression is going to be used at-a-glance. Otherwise looks good.
(0)
Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 1.0
Well, it functions fine, but as the previous comment said, it would fit in a lot better if you made it look more like other OS X apps.
(0)
Anonymous
18 November 2004
Version: 1.0
Command line front end I suppose... Makes it easier for non Unix users I guess but its nothing thats not already on everyones computer. If youre going to make an icon can you... ummm... maybe try & make it look SORTA OS X-ish?
(0)
Free

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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