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Entropy Reviews1.6.0

13 December 2013

Versatile and easy to use archiver.

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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.
MacWho?
MacWho?
Nov 2 2012
1.5.2
5.0
Nov 2 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
I bought this app today, I think its the best Archive app out there, everything is slick and acting right, works great with scripting, no complains, its little pricey but deserves it.
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
Oct 19 2012
1.5.2
0.0
Oct 19 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
Showing invisible files does not work.
Madmacmad
Madmacmad
Oct 1 2012
1.5.2
5.0
Oct 1 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.2
The Best! i've test all Archiver and payed a lot ... but this is by far the best... it opens all old PC Archives and also my 15 Year old Mac Archives... fantastic features and because of that the Prize is ok! Buy it .... highly recommend
Freddy-Moncada
Freddy-Moncada
Sep 8 2012
1.5.0
5.0
Sep 8 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.0
The best archiver... the develop team always surprise me with new features every update... it would be nice a post ML update with more new features =)
Alvin-H
Alvin-H
Jun 21 2012
1.5.0
5.0
Jun 21 2012
5.0
Version: 1.5.0
Just bought is, even i have BZ v1 license, but i prefer entropy, i like the clean looks if this software, and the developers is very responsive, it's fast to. really looks like mac application. It's just fit to me. Preview pane for me looks cluttering,but for some people it's must have. You can add it and please add option to turn it off. Great RAR built in.
Passanstoi
Passanstoi
Apr 7 2012
1.4.1
4.0
Apr 7 2012
4.0
Version: 1.4.1
Since upgrade to the version 1.4.1, i'm no longer able to open encrypted files with password, there was a dialogue window which told me to type in the password but now it just doesn's respond any more, could you please verify ? Thanks !
Whateverrrr
Whateverrrr
Mar 31 2012
1.4.1
5.0
Mar 31 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
Was contemplating buying this, but just noticed the comments in the "WHAT'S NEW" section for Version 1.4.1. "Improvements - Package-folders are now atomically extracted". "Atomically Extracted" you say !! Sod that.. I don't need a Chernobyl/Fukushima in my neighbourhood, but at least with this version of Entropy you can guarantee it will "nuke" large files :-)
JoaquimN
JoaquimN
Mar 30 2012
1.4.1
4.5
Mar 30 2012
4.5
Version: 1.4.1
Hello, I just downloaded it from your website now for testing and I can't find the menu to fast create compressed files, inside the Finder. Maybe because I'm using a trial version or maybe it is TotalFinder's fault? Thank you very much.
Max-G
Max-G
Mar 22 2012
1.4.1
0.0
Mar 22 2012
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Tried, looks good. One thing unclear though: can I batch compressions? I would like to drag, say, five folders on the program-window and save them as separate (encrypted) files with one click. Is this possible? Thanks, Max
Max-G
Max-G
Mar 21 2012
1.4.1
0.0
Mar 21 2012
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Tried, looks good. One thing unclear though: can I batch compressions? I would like to drag, say, five folders on the program-window and save them as separate (encrypted) files with one click. Is this possible? Thanks, Max
X3i
X3i
Mar 18 2012
1.4.1
0.0
Mar 18 2012
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
when i try to send the report with help->feedback it pops up a message: Error: The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.
X3i
X3i
Mar 18 2012
1.4.1
0.0
Mar 18 2012
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Entropy 1.4.1 stops responding on password-protected rar files (after the correct password is entered). The Unarchiver handles the same file without a glitch
Shugotenshi
Shugotenshi
Mar 13 2012
1.4.1
5.0
Mar 13 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
This really is a classy app. Simple interface, yet powerful in its features. Love the icon as well. I've dumped all my other archiving utilities and am now using this exclusively. Thank you.
Freddy-Moncada
Freddy-Moncada
Mar 11 2012
1.4.1
5.0
Mar 11 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
I don't know why this app it's not in the Hot Apps Section of MacUpdate, this is only getting better and better, thanks to the Developer Team!!!
Mkay
Mkay
Mar 11 2012
1.4.1
5.0
Mar 11 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
thanks for bringing back "quit on last window closed".
xXAkumuXx
xXAkumuXx
Mar 1 2012
1.4.0
5.0
Mar 1 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.0
I get this error whenever I try to include any kind of .DMG file in an archive: http://i.imgur.com/cgHUJ.png Don't know what the problem is. Most other archivers have no issue with .DMG files. The only error message in Console regarding the matter is the following: "2/29/12 5:34:14.335 PM Entropy: [Iridium] Could not move archive to the final destination"
Freddy-Moncada
Freddy-Moncada
Feb 21 2012
1.4.0
5.0
Feb 21 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.0
I really like Entropy, it's the best archiver in mac, i just have an observation, when I drag a file from Entropy to a system folder, it doesn't ask for the password and do nothing, It happens to me with Lion 10.7.3
Mkay
Mkay
Feb 9 2012
1.4.0
5.0
Feb 9 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.0
umm... what happened to the "quit on last window closed" in 1.4? After closing the last archive window I now have to quit Entropy manually. I hope this isn't a newly introduced 'feature'?
Arjuna
Arjuna
Jan 18 2012
1.4.0
5.0
Jan 18 2012
5.0
Version: 1.4.0
The best application for archivers I ever came across. Many thanks to the developers.
kkg-mu
kkg-mu
Jan 11 2012
1.3.9
5.0
Jan 11 2012
5.0
Version: 1.3.9
There are problems extracting gstencil-files like the one downloadable from this site: http://graffletopia.com/stencils/414 Extracted with Entropy.app and opened with OmniGraffle leads to an error message that there is no file content… Extracted with Archive Utility.app - no error.
Alex1986
Alex1986
Dec 19 2011
1.3.9
4.5
Dec 19 2011
4.5
Version: 1.3.9
I love entropy...it's the perfect mac replacement for old winrar users like my. But i would like a feature that permit (in auto-extract mode) to extract in the same place if in the archive there is only one file and create new sub-folder if in the archive there are more than one file. I hope only in this new feature, for the rest is excellent.
Sir-Sixty-Nine
Sir-Sixty-Nine
Nov 1 2011
1.3.9
4.5
Nov 1 2011
4.5
Version: 1.3.9
usefulllllllll nice i like this app
kkg-mu
kkg-mu
Oct 25 2011
1.3.9
5.0
Oct 25 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3.9
This is really a great archiving utility. Bought it right now after trial period. As you know: Nothing is perfect. But this comes close! ;-) Btw. how about the SIT-format?
xXAkumuXx
xXAkumuXx
Oct 19 2011
1.3.9
5.0
Oct 19 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3.9
Wow, thanks for implementing all the requests (literally, all of them are in this new update)! This app is now perfect to me. The auto-extract to my location of choice is immensely helpful. And thanks for fixing the naming of archives. :)!
xXAkumuXx
xXAkumuXx
Oct 18 2011
1.3.8
5.0
Oct 18 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
Something that kind of bugs me is when I go to archive a folder, the name will be truncated. It would be nice if the archived file kept the same name as the original instead of shortening it for whatever reason. As an example, if I named a folder "Entropy 1.3.8", the resulting archived file will be named "Entropy 1.3", cutting off the "8". Maybe it thinks everything after the period is a file extension name, so it leaves off the rest, I don't know. I'm constantly having to re-enter the rest of the name after the file is archived. Any ideas would be appreciated.
kkg-mu
kkg-mu
Oct 14 2011
1.3.8
5.0
Oct 14 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
When I try to extract an Icon-Archive like this one: http://www.iconarchive.com/download/s1374/leoyue/the-bourne-ultimatum/01977_thebourneultimatum_macosx.zip the icons are missing. Whereas extracting with Archive Utility.app does it right.
kkg-mu
kkg-mu
Oct 8 2011
1.3.8
5.0
Oct 8 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
It is a bit curious, that the Finder window is closed after extraction. Yes, there is an option to show the files after extraction. But this is not the same. Especially if the original Finder window was opened with de-collapsed Subfolders (in List/Column/Coverflow View Mode). Also the Back Button functionality is lost because the history isn't available in the new Finder window. It would be great to have the same behaviour as with the built-in Archive Utility.app as Entropy default or at least as option.
kkg-mu
kkg-mu
Oct 7 2011
1.3.8
5.0
Oct 7 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
Feature requests (for an already wonderful tool): Finder-like sorting of the "Name" column: file-1 file-2 ... file-9 file-10 file-11 instead of the current sorting: file-1 file-10 file-11 file-2 ... file-9
Mkay
Mkay
Oct 2 2011
1.3.8
5.0
Oct 2 2011
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
if you want an archiving tool with a slick UI, look no further. One of the few apps I knew I'd get it as soon as I saw it. And seems to be more stable that other contentders in that genre too. Please add a "clean" button to the toolbar. :)
Sheagirl
Sheagirl
Sep 27 2011
1.3.8
0.0
Sep 27 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3.8
Tried they app and I love it. It does what it says it will do with a pretty slick UI. I was prepared to buy when I read your license agreement and now understand that this is subscription software I have questions. Agreement is for one year…upgrades free for 1 year. So I have to repurchase this software every year to get upgrades no matter how small or large or if they even happen? ? Why not charge an upgrade price for significant upgrades and minor upgrades are free like most developers? I know it seems to not be a big issue but it is. I had this problem with Synchronize Pro and found my self having to pay for small upgrades just because the calendar ticks another month. Many of which were upgrades I (and others) had been waiting for months for just to have the program work as it should. At $20.00 buck per year if I use this software for 5 years it will cost me $100.00 with or without upgrades of any significance. This model leaves to much unclear for the end user and puts us at the mercy of the developer and his ethics (which by the way may be impeccable). Rather than being charged for innovation and improvement I am charged because time passes? Is the App store version the same? I guess I may have to look further and thats a shame as this is great software. Developer, if you read this please help me understand why any end user should purchase under this model. I clearly do not mind paying for significant upgrades to software but to have to pay in advance on a yearly basis for minor upgrades, upgrades required to make the software work or possibley no upgrades is just not right.