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Entropy
Entropy
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Entropy

Version 1.6.0

Versatile and easy to use archiver.

$19.00

Entropy 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 version 1.6.0

Updated on Dec 13 2013

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.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

10.2 MB

Downloads

17855

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Jan 16 2016
1.6.0
0.0
Jan 16 2016
0.0
Version: 1.6.0
So, it isn't active anymore? So sad... it was the best in its class.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Sep 9 2015
1.6.0
3.0
Sep 9 2015
3.0
Version: 1.6.0
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.
umzyi
umzyi
Jul 22 2015
1.6.0
0.0
Jul 22 2015
0.0
Version: 1.6.0
Can we have an update please? Or an assurance that a newer version is in work.
Purps
Purps
May 31 2015
1.6.0
5.0
May 31 2015
5.0
Version: 1.6.0
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.
iMiNiMaL
iMiNiMaL
Feb 26 2015
1.6.0
4.0
Feb 26 2015
4.0
Version: 1.6.0
Excellent application! The best of the genre. But it's past time for an update to Yosemite interface and support for new compression formats.
Purps
Purps
Oct 20 2014
1.6.0
5.0
Oct 20 2014
5.0
Version: 1.6.0
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.
TCalhau
TCalhau
Oct 7 2014
1.6.0
4.0
Oct 7 2014
4.0
Version: 1.6.0
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!
Mextex
Mextex
Aug 21 2014
1.6.0
0.0
Aug 21 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.0
Very interested in this app. But no updates in 9 months. Is it still actively developed?
yudip8232
yudip8232
Jul 31 2014
1.6.0
0.0
Jul 31 2014
0.0
Version: 1.6.0
does Entropy supports *.00x files?
Drdul
Drdul
Jul 28 2014
1.6.0
4.5
Jul 28 2014
4.5
Version: 1.6.0
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.
Freddy-Moncada
Freddy-Moncada
Dec 29 2013
1.6.0
5.0
Dec 29 2013
5.0
Version: 1.6.0
Excellent software, RAR5 was the missing feature that I use, now its the best archiver that I know for mac os!!!
fmaione
fmaione
Oct 23 2013
1.5.6
4.0
Oct 23 2013
4.0
Version: 1.5.6
When will be RAR5 support?
marrie
marrie
Jul 30 2013
1.5.6
0.0
Jul 30 2013
0.0
Version: 1.5.6
Over all this is a very good program, how ever unless I missed it, I cannot see theability to turn all the folders I put in the table each in to their own archive not one big archive. Also the buttons in the tool bar are not labeled for voice over users. Help tags would be nice though if lables cannot be provided. Thoughts?
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Jul 24 2013
1.5.6
0.0
Jul 24 2013
0.0
Version: 1.5.6
I don't see .dmg creation and compression which I use for its easy mounting, viewing and access. Nor .zip7 which has the best compression.
mos3nga
mos3nga
May 28 2013
1.5.4
5.0
May 28 2013
5.0
Version: 1.5.4
Simply one of the best. Is the only one that manages Zip, RaR opening them, adding files, creating archives, in those formats and more. One Must to have.
iMacintosh
iMacintosh
May 6 2013
1.5.4
5.0
May 6 2013
5.0
Version: 1.5.4
Thanks god,we have Entropy again.It's one of the most have application for me and I think for many of people.The wide functionality which differentiate this application with others,stability,compatibility and the state of being really functional make this application the best application which can really handle common formats pretty well.WELCOME BACK ENTROPY.
Mcr
Mcr
Apr 12 2013
1.5.2
5.0
Apr 12 2013
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
Of all the archiving apps (ones which can CREATE and extract) I've tried, this one pleases me the most. It is able to handle files +4GB, which is important to me because I often need to archive large disk images, and have to break them up so they can be sent or stored on Windows FAT32 drives. The ability to define presets is fantastic and makes it easy to select the one that fits the job, i can define a preset for large images that doesn't waste time compressing (just chunks it up), into predefined sizes, like 250MB, or 1GB. The only other tool that comes close but doesn't have as nice a GUI is Ez7z. sArchiver never handled +4GB files and Entropy appears faster than BetterZip.
Mdognrdog
Mdognrdog
Jan 5 2013
1.5.2
5.0
Jan 5 2013
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
I guess $20 is kind of a lot for an archive utility. But that's the only possible gripe I can see about this program. Entropy handles both creation and extraction of all the major formats, and quite a few minor formats. Its default settings are sensible, but can be configured to suit lots of different methods of work. Because almost everything I need to do has been added to the Services menu, I hardly ever actually launch Entropy directly. But that's the way a utility should be: unobtrusive, waiting to do what you need, and then out of the way again. Great, great program.
curlypaws
curlypaws
Nov 19 2012
1.5.2
5.0
Nov 19 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
Very impressed with Entropy - in particular the speed in unzipping a file. It also has some beautifully styled touches that really add to the pleasure of using it. The program gets out of your way too - it doesn’t need to open the archive before it unpacks it. Finally it supports a great variety of formats, including some of the more rare ones. Downsides? I don’t particularly care for the icon that it gives files. Given the program is so elegant, the file icons seem quite clumsy. But this is a little thing, and it doesn’t affect the functionality.
Unicorn
Unicorn
Nov 6 2012
1.5.2
0.0
Nov 6 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
Could you add the ability to add a comment to an archive, that is viewable in Winrar? I've not seen one app that could do that.
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