Entropy
Entropy
1.6.0

4.7

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Entropy

1.6.0
13 December 2013

Versatile and easy to use archiver.

Overview

Entropy is a versatile and easy to use archiver capable of creating, modifying and extracting many archive formats.allows you create, modify and extract popular archive formats like zip, 7z and tar.

A versatile tool, Entropy allows you to :

  • Extract an entire archive, or individual files within it.
  • View contents of an archive instantly without extracting it.
  • Create new archives ( including multi-volume split archives )
  • Modify existing archives
  • Secure your archives using AES-256 encryption.
  • Search within archives.
  • Filter out unnecessary files ( like .DS_Store ).

What's new in Entropy

Version 1.6.0:
  • Bug fixes for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Fixed issues with RAR v5 archives.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to symbolic links being stored as regular files in RAR archives.
  • Fixed issues with Quick Look previews.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to file modes being ignored for tar archives.

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Bordwehr
23 June 2011

Most helpful

What happened to that old icon? - it was so much better!
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Version 1.2.2
wickedsp1d3r
16 January 2016
So, it isn't active anymore? So sad... it was the best in its class.
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Version 1.6.0
MichaelHaeusler
09 September 2015
Hasn't been updated in a long time, but the same goes for other compression/archiving utilities that I've been using until now, namely Keka, 7zX, UnRar, GUI Tar, and RarMe. To have all those format options in one app, is really a plus. But Entropy needs some serious work.

(1) Password-protection shouldn't only be set to specific passwords: you should also be able to define a generic password protection setting, which makes Entropy prompt you with a password input request; that way you wouldn't be forced to make a discrete setting for *every* password you want to use.

(2) One big plus is the integration of tar + xz, which I use a lot for archiving purposes, in my case with a homebrew installation of xz, and a bash script running through an Automator service. However, the Filter setting to remove ".DS_Store" (and in my case also files that begin with "._") doesn't work for txz archives, which is annoying because you can actually exclude these hidden files/resources with shell scripts. Furthermore, there is no way to specify compression ratios for xz, as you can do in the shell, i.e. settings possible up to 9 plus extreme mode (for bigger files). And since txz is often used for backup purposes, it would be nice to have the ability to append the archiving date and time to the archive name. Last but not least, for unix file distribution, it would be nice to have the ability to force user/group settings to specific UIDs and GIDs, e.g. generic 501 and 20, force root & admin group etc., plus options for subdirectories, or simply to retain current user/group settings (for backup purposes). At least you can specify the destination folder, which lets you txz-archive files/folders in source directories with root/admin permissions.

(3) It would also be nice to have user-defined presets in the Finder's services menu, e.g. 7z, 100 MB split, high ratio, password prompt etc.
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Version 1.6.0
umzyi
22 July 2015
Can we have an update please? Or an assurance that a newer version is in work.
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Version 1.6.0
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Purps
Purps
06 September 2015
Yeah, seriously. I'm not exactly hopeful anymore.
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Purps
31 May 2015
A year and a half and no update in sight. I think it's safe to assume this project is dead. Time to move on to other developers that give a crap about updating their software.
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Version 1.6.0
iMiNiMaL
26 February 2015
Excellent application! The best of the genre. But it's past time for an update to Yosemite interface and support for new compression formats.
Like (2)
Version 1.6.0
Purps
20 October 2014
Any ETA on a new update? It's been almost a year. Amazing app, by the way. Is there any possibility of you adding .DMG support [creating DMGs for instance] in future updates? That would make this app perfect.
Like (2)
Version 1.6.0
TCalhau
07 October 2014
Without any doubt this is the best application of the genre for the Mac. Is my application standard for compression and decompression of files and worth every penny! Lack only support zipx files and have translation to Brazilian Portuguese to then win five stars! Highly Recommended!
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Version 1.6.0
Mextex
21 August 2014
Very interested in this app. But no updates in 9 months. Is it still actively developed?
Like (2)
Version 1.6.0
3 answer(s)
ethereon
ethereon
24 September 2014
Yes, Entropy is definitely still active.
Like (3)
Purps
Purps
12 July 2015
And what about now?
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Purps
Purps
01 November 2016
No update in 3 years and you wanna tell us it's still active. What a joke. So glad I shelled out money for yet another unsupported app.
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yudip8232
31 July 2014
does Entropy supports *.00x files?
Like (2)
Version 1.6.0
Drdul
28 July 2014
I like it! Clean and simple interface, yet plenty of features. I'm knocking off half a star because if you set Entropy as the default app for zip files (and other archives), it assigns an eyeball-burning orange icon to them, which really looks out of place among all the other OS X icons. The dev says that redesigning the file icon is on his to do list, so I'm hoping my eyes get a break soon.
Like (1)
Version 1.6.0