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StuffIt Expander
StuffIt Expander
3.2
StuffIt Expander free download for Mac

StuffIt Expander

Version 16.2

Expansion and decoding utility.

Free
Absolutely Free

StuffIt Expander overview

StuffIt Expander easily expands and decoded all the files you download from the Web or receive in your email. StuffIt Expander can expand over 30 formats including StuffIt, RAR, 7zip, split and segmented archives.

Are you getting "Operation Not Permitted" errors when you try to open a Zip archive? Try StuffIt instead. StuffIt can open those password protected Zip archives.

Other Features
  • Automatically expand archives added to your designated "Watch Folder"
  • Automatically scan expanded content with your AV app.
  • Automate Expander with AppleScript

What’s new in version 16.2

Updated on Jan 29 2021

Version 16.2:
  • M1 Mac Support with a Universal Binary
  • Big Sur Support

Information

License

Free

Size

10.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.stuffit.com/

Downloads

932663

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Jan 29 2021
16.2
0.0
Jan 29 2021
0.0
Version: 16.2
I thought I was having a flashback when I saw this listed! StuffIt and StuffIt Expander were must-have utility programs back when macOS was known as "System Software" (version s 6.x, 7.x, etc.). Now there is a built-in archiving program as well as a number of other cost-free programs that handle pretty much ever archiving algorithm extant. This might be of sentimental value, but I'm not sure what the value-add is here.
x9329724
x9329724
Jan 29 2021
16.2
2.0
Jan 29 2021
2.0
Version: 16.2
Not sure why they bothered with this update. It is still broken with Mojave (on APFS volumes anyway). Used to be I could compress applications with StuffIt (which is NO LONGER SUPPORTED) and when I restored them everything was back exactly the same way it started out, including the dates, the part I particularly liked. Now when I UnStuff any of these Stuffed applications, just get errors saying the application is corrupted. (At one point I was able to UnStuff some things correctly on a non-APFS volume, but who knows if that even works now...) Used to be a useful set of programs for me. Not any more.
tletouze01
tletouze01
May 8 2020
16.0.5
0.0
May 8 2020
0.0
Version: 16.0.5
The application folder takes the app but refuses to open it up. Thanks for telling me what to do. Bests.
Hldwizard
Hldwizard
Apr 10 2020
16.0.5
5.0
Apr 10 2020
5.0
Version: 16.0.5
This is a reliable program and supports many different compression algorithms. Even though recent OSX versions include ZIP, they don't support all the different formats, which can be problematic depending on your needs. For the everyday user perhaps the builtin compression is sufficient, but there are situations for advanced users that will need alternatives.
kend-1
kend-1
Mar 27 2020
16.0.5
5.0
Mar 27 2020
5.0
Version: 16.0.5
Excellent when it was required, but late model macOS's incorporate ZIP file processing.
hmfwic47
hmfwic47
Jan 13 2017
16.0.5
0.0
Jan 13 2017
0.0
Version: 16.0.5
Do we need to keep this on a Mac computer anymore?
Solo68
Solo68
Nov 11 2015
16.0.4
0.0
Nov 11 2015
0.0
Version: 16.0.4
Just a question. Please tell me how the Smith Micro website just allowed me to receive the latest version of Stuffit Expander 16.0.3, but MacUpdate is lists the latest version as 16.0.4? Does someone around here know something Smith Micro does not know? Just a thought.
sjk
sjk
Aug 27 2015
16.0.4
0.0
Aug 27 2015
0.0
Version: 16.0.4
Since they're not posted under What's New …

Change Notes
16.0.4
Fixed an issue expanding 7zip archives.
16.0.3
Fixed issue with some zip archives that would fail to expand with StuffIt Expander but could be opened with StuffIt Archive Manager.

It still fails to expand static FFmpeg binaries 7-zip archives from http://evermeet.cx/pub/ffmpeg/. Now silently fails after claiming to successfully unarchive instead of leaving a corrupt binary. The Unarchiver still handles those just fine, even on El Capitan (10.11) beta.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Jun 19 2015
16.0
4.5
Jun 19 2015
4.5
Version: 16.0
The Unarchiver stopped working for me so I switched to Stuffit Expander and I've never looked back. Not once has it balked at decompressing a file, too bad it doesn't quit automatically like TA did but that's easily handled with a simple kb shortcut.
Edgarcabrera
Edgarcabrera
Feb 12 2015
16.0
5.0
Feb 12 2015
5.0
Version: 16.0
I stopped using Stuffit expander ages ago. I've got some problems with .rar files from PC, the only free application which could expand such files was this one, just brilliant!. Now, I'm using it for expanding everything, it feels like Yosemite app and it is quite fast.
fniaz
fniaz
Nov 10 2014
16.0
5.0
Nov 10 2014
5.0
Version: 16.0
awesome!
10baset
10baset
Sep 30 2014
16.0
5.0
Sep 30 2014
5.0
Version: 16.0
Best decompression software on Mac
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Sep 30 2014
16.0
5.0
Sep 30 2014
5.0
Version: 16.0
It boggles my mind the amount of legacy hostility people have for a free app. Stuffit Expander is not Stuffit. It's a free expander that sometimes does a better job at UNcompressing files than anything else on the market. We get it. Stuffit is obsolete. We all know that. But Stuffit Expander doesn't just work on .sit or .sitx, it works on a ridiculous number of STANDARD formats, too. If you want to complain about Stuffit or the .sit format, then do that under the proper title. The expander is a valuable product all on it's own.
Foulger
Foulger
Sep 29 2014
16.0
0.0
Sep 29 2014
0.0
Version: 16.0
Used to be indispensable now its simply disposable
Chrischram
Chrischram
Sep 29 2014
16.0
0.0
Sep 29 2014
0.0
Version: 16.0
I'd forgotten I still had StuffIt Expander on my system. I don't remember how many years ago I actually used it. When I saw that the app had just been updated, I siezed the opportunity to delete the old one once and for all.
Antoontje
Antoontje
Oct 12 2013
15.0.7
2.0
Oct 12 2013
2.0
Version: 15.0.7
I hope the sitx format dies soon. This application owns this format, and it is slow, unstable and big.
st3fania
st3fania
May 25 2013
15.0.7
1.0
May 25 2013
1.0
Version: 15.0.7
It doesn't extract a .rar file that i've extract with 7zip
Macguruguy
Macguruguy
Oct 2 2012
15.0.4
0.0
Oct 2 2012
0.0
Version: 15.0.4
15.0.7 doesn't quit after expanding file. Have tried trashing preferences and only fixes temporarily.
JosephAW
JosephAW
Sep 28 2012
15.0.4
1.0
Sep 28 2012
1.0
Version: 15.0.4
Apparently v15.0.4 is still compatible with PPC but the newer v15.0.7 is Intel only. Not sure what the differences are but it looks like they dropped support now. Better get 15.0.4 before they delete it from their servers.
CFrag
CFrag
Sep 28 2012
15.0.4
3.0
Sep 28 2012
3.0
Version: 15.0.4
Although getting long in the tooth, Stuffit/Stuffit Expander is still a good combination. Stuffit Expander is free, and can not only expand '.sit' archives (that are getting rare indeed - there was a time where you couldn't look anywhere without getting run over by one :), but it also expands many more common (and less proprietary than '.sit') compression formats - including the venerable 'Binhex' ('.hqx') encoding (which used to be the MacOS analogue to base64). The product has been through different owners since Aladdin originally published it in the late 80s, and it shows. It seems that Smith Micro (the latest owner) is again investing into developing Stuffit, and I hope that the compression/expander duo (only the compressor is commercial) again rises in relevance.
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