Springy
Springy
1.6.1

4.3

Springy free download for Mac

Springy1.6.1

19 November 2009

Finder-like archiving and compression application.

Overview

Note: is not being sold anymore and is listed only for people who had purchased it in the past.

Springy is a simple to use, yet powerful archiving and compression utility for Mac OS X. Springy integrates seamlessly with the Finder and includes some very useful features. All archiving tasks can be done via Drag and Drop, system Services Menu or through Springy's Finder contextual menu.

Springy features at a glance:

  • Open and browse the contents of an archive or disk image without extracting any file from it.
  • Quickly extract all files or only files of choice from an archive or disk image.
  • Quickly extract the whole archive or disk image by double-clicking its file in a Finder.
  • Modify the contents of an existing archive or disk image: add, overwrite, delete and rename files in an archive or disk image.
  • Full Drag & Drop support for archiving and extracting from and into Finder.
  • Archiving and extracting tasks may be accomplished quickly and efficiently using system Services Menu in Snow Leopard or Finder contextual menu in Leopard and earlier.
  • Edit and modify any file in an archive or disk image by double click.
  • Live preview of many types of files inside archive, without extracting.
  • Browsing files in archives and disk images and extracting particular file or folder using hierarchical Finder contextual menu.

Springy supports all most widely used archiving and compression formats: ZIP, TAR, RAR, 7Z, PAX, CPIO, CPGZ, GZIP, BZIP2, UNIX Compress, SIT, JAR, DMG and ISO disk images and some more. Support for even more formats will come in future releases.

What's new in Springy

Version 1.6.1:
  • Fixes a bug in version 1.6 which could corrupt a ZIP archive after modifying it and quitting application.
  • Open, read and extract support for 7Z archives (support for creating/modifying of 7Z archives will come soon).
  • Open, read and extract support for Microsoft CAB archives.
  • Springy is a Services Provider application, with Services Menu actions in Snow Leopard replacing Finder contextual menu plug-in (CM plug-in is still available in Leopard and earlier).
  • Direct extraction mode, when the whole archive or disk image is extracted with double click on its file in Finder (application only).
  • Flat file list view, which shows all files and folders in an archive without their mutual hierarchy (application only).
  • Much more robust automatic archive type recognition.
  • Speed gains when opening and processing ZIP archives (especially it they contain 20000+ files inside).
  • Springy can now open and extract files from malformed large ZIP archives created by Apple tools Archive Utility and ditto, which don't follow Zip64 specification properly.
  • Springy can now open empty uncompressed TAR, PAX and CPIO archives it created.
  • Showing icon file preview immediately after icon generation, which gives more smooth and natural user experience (application only).
  • New toolbar icons for the user preferences panel (thanks to Kenichi Yoshida).
  • File sizes in Snow Leopard are shown the same way as system wide, using "power of 10" instead of "power of 2" calculation.
  • Removed DMG disk image file type from the list of file types for which Springy can be set as a default handler. This feature caused quite some problems for some users (application only).
  • Fixed bug when drawing last or a preview column after making an empty selection in a column view in Snow Leopard (application only).
  • Fixed bug when rendering file preview in a preview column for some files in Snow Leopard (application only).
  • Fixed bug which disabled permanently password text field in a save panel when creating DMG disk images (application only).
  • Fixed bug which hanged CM plug-in after right clicking two or more times an empty file selection in Path Finder (contextual menu plug-in only).

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22 Reviews of Springy

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anonymous-dingo-1033
14 January 2016
Version: 1.6.1

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No more existant support. Should be deleted from the macupdate database
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anonymous-dingo-1033
14 January 2016
Version: 1.6.1
No more existant support. Should be deleted from the macupdate database
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PorkPieHat
22 November 2011
Version: 1.6.1
Is this abandonware?
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r-owen
05 August 2009
Version: 1.5.5
I wanted something that could quickly make a zip a folder in a platform-neutral way (stripping out resource forks and such). I used DropZip for this for years but was becoming very disenchanted with the StuffIt line. A simple task, I thought; surely there are many alternatives. But I tried many programs and none offered easy drag-and-drop to create a zip archive. Most work well for viewing and altering the contents of a zip archive, but are very clumsy for creating the archive in the first place. Finally I found Springy and I love it. The contextual menu does exactly what I wanted. The program does many other useful tasks such as creating disk images. And the application (of course) allows one to view and edit the contents of archives. The program is also well supported. I've not found anything that comes close to Springy and heartily recommend it. Even so, I have a few minor complaints: - The contextual menu entries for acting without asking questions are clumsy and confusing, e.g. "Click and Create ZIP". Huh? Click what? I don't want it to do two things (as implied by the and) I just want it to create the archive. As I say, this is no big deal -- once you learn what it means it's fine. - The as-shipped behavior for the contextual menu is to ask questions before creating the archive. The menu may ZIP but it really means ZIP.... Fortunately it is easy to change this in a preference. - After installing the contextual menu doesn't always show up (this just happened to me yesterday when I upgraded to 1.5.2). Even after logging out and back in! I had to double-click the installed contextual menu item (which bizarrely opened something completely irrelevant) and then the contextual menu started working. I'm hoping that 1.5.5 will fix that, especially if I toggle the setting to move the contextual menu back under More along with the others.
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Beige
05 August 2009
Version: 1.5.5
before you give money to this dev, you should know that contextual menus in 10.6 are not able to interact with the Finder the same way so this likely won't work with 10.6 - ever.
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ag010c3648
29 June 2009
Version: 1.5.4
Does this does rar and 7zip yet i heard zip with 256 aes is easy to crack if u know atleast 1 file in the archive
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Strider72
15 April 2009
Version: 1.5.1
Regarding the feud between the developer and "July1962"... Having read the original thread http://www.springyarchiver.com/o1d4um4m1lk373mp3n4bl3d/viewtopic.php?t=287 , it comes down to this: JULY1962: Springy claims that it can split files using a standard format, but when I send split files to somebody else, they can't open them. DEVELOPER: Springy uses a standard split zip format. It's not my fault that no other Mac app understands this standard format. JULY1962: If no other Mac app understands it, then it's false advertising to call it a "standard". You're a liar! DEVELOPER: You're an idiot. ...except in the thread it takes them 50,000 words to say it. The "idiot" has a point. There ARE ways of splitting files that are more standard on a Mac than the format that (according to the developer himself) **no other Mac app understands**. Waving your arms and yelling "but it's a standard!" doesn't make it so. Clearly the PKzip split format is NOT a standard **on Mac**, or some other Mac app would understand it.
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Shock-J
03 April 2009
Version: 1.5
I can't get the contextual menu to show up at all..root level or any other level. I actually you this more than the app itself. I re-installed and restarted my computer. I still got nothing. Anyone else seeing this?
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Trance
01 April 2009
Version: 1.5
This may be a dumb question but what if someone doesn't want the contextual munu item in the root of the menu? Not knocking the idea, just maybe should be an option.
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July1962
28 August 2008
Version: 1.4.2
What in the world?! What is going on? Clearly you didn't read carefully. I PURCHASED this shareware and found out after doing so that the files I split are only good if the people I send them to also have Springy! The advertising doesn't state that! What, do you all work for this guy or are his relatives?
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Serbian
26 July 2008
Version: 1.4.2
This is the best and far most intuitive archiving utility for Mac OSX IMHO...And I tried a lot...Ease of use and number of supported archiving formats cannot be beaten by anything else..Kudos to developer... As for previous poster remarks...I think he/she misunderstood the Springy completely...This is not the tool for just splitting and joining files, although it can do that also in more than a good way, this is the ultimate tool for working with LOT of various archive types...I have read the discussion of mentioned poster and developer on Springy forum and I think that the poster simply dont understand anything regarding splitting/concatenate files...For plain split/join you can use built-in UNIX tools..For truly working with archives try Springy..You will be amazed for sure...
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July1962
24 July 2008
Version: 1.4.2
I purchased this program so that I could split large files and send them to others to recombine at their end. They have a Mac version of this, but unless other Mac users have Springy, they can't use the files. I have been in contact with the designer who has admitted that the program works well with PC's but it still does not fully function with Macs (as far as recombining files) even though their website states: "Supports common and most often archive types, compression methods and disk images: ZIP, TAR, DMG, ISO, GZIP, BZIP2, Unix Compress, RAR, SIT, Java archives JAR, WAR, EAR... Support for more types still to come..." It doesn't for Macs.
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Cocomac1
29 January 2008
Version: 1.4
I have been using Stuffitt Deluxe since ..I was born! But now I love using Springy for all basic daily needs. For any files not handled by Springy I do it with the legendary Stuffit. Regards,
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Cocomac1
29 January 2008
Version: 1.4
COCOMAC I have been using Stuffitt Deluxe sincce ..I was born! But now I love using Springy for all basic daily needs. For any files not handled by Springy I do it with the legendary Stuffit. Regards,
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DocEatMac
17 November 2007
Version: 1.3.3
A very good and easy to use compression tool for a nice price, but actually the cm-plugin causes a lot of crashes of Safari and Mail. So the stability on Leopard is unfortunately far away from it was on a Tiger system. Hope the bugs will be fixed soon.
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Shock-J
30 October 2007
Version: 1.3.2
Viewing contents of archives via the Contextual Menu no longer works in Leopard. This was one of the coolest features in my opinion. Hopes this gets fixed soon.
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Mumunol
15 August 2007
Version: 1.3.1
Strong, light, fast software with a useful rich contextual menu to easily make archives (including disk images) and navigate through archives content. Really really smart...
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Francola
17 July 2007
Version: 1.3
Best program of it's kind! Allows easy appending to Compressed files and a Fabulous contextual menu setup! Thanks.
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Shock-J
24 May 2007
Version: 1.2.2
Uh oh. www.springyarchiver.com is gone (expired domain). I hope this doesn't mean development has ceased. I just bought this. Not cool.
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Rpphoto
16 February 2007
Version: 1.2.2
Great stuff, slick and easy to use. Glad I discovered and purchased this today. Worked flawlessly in my tests...
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NoMoreMU
16 February 2007
Version: 1.2.2
Can you please provide that archive, of course only if there are no sensitive data inside, so I can take a look? You can send it (if appropriate) to support_AT_springyarchiver.com. Thanks in advance.
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Ende42
16 February 2007
Version: 1.2.2
Hm… when dragging a 264k Finder-created zip-file onto Springy it states the file contains 17 files and folder (which is correct) but has 4GB of size! Therefor it refuses to open the archive in demo-mode. Too bad, I can't testdrive the app as I really would hve liked to buy the 9.99 promo. For me it's not worth the 18.-, sorry.
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Martin-Marsian
01 July 2006
Version: 1.0
Yes. This is it. Stuffit: Goodbye… I was waiting for this a long time, an elegant compression software, that understands most, if not all osx proprietary formats. There is only one minore enhancement: It would be good to have an option (!) to create single archives out of every selected item, not to collect them all into a single archive. For me it's good bye for stuffit. Best thing is: Springy is universal binary already and amazingly fast. Best software for a low price.
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