StuffIt Deluxe
StuffIt Deluxe
16.0.5

2.7

StuffIt Deluxe free download for Mac

StuffIt Deluxe

16.0.5
29 February 2016

File compression tool.

Overview

StuffIt Deluxe packages your files and sends them where you want them as easily as drag-and-drop. Need security? Destinations uses strong AES 256-bit encryption. Destinations combines DropStuff and StuffIt Expander into one powerful tool. It's an expansion tool that supports nearly any file type you download from the Internet or receive as an attachment. Destinations can create Apple Disk Images (.dmg), Zip (.zip), StuffIt X (.sitx), compressed Tar archives (.tbz2) and can upload and share files through our SendStuffNow file hosting service, your MobileMe iDisk, or FTP server. Compress files to CD/DVD or send compressed attachments. Tailor your Destination's tiles: Choose a destination, a compression format with or without encryption, and notification option. Then drag and drop a file onto a tile and it's off. Just set it once. Destinations is the newest member of the StuffIt Family for Mac, which includes free StuffIt Expander 2011, StuffIt 2011 and StuffIt Deluxe 2011.

StuffIt Deluxe enables you to work with a wide variety of compressed and encoded file formats. StuffIt can expand over 30 formats including RAR, 7zip, split and segmented archives. With StuffIt Deluxe, you can also browse archives, preview images and selectively extract just the files you want. StuffIt can even browse encoded archives and compressed tar files. You can extract individual files from tarballs in one step, no need to decompress it first.

Are you getting "Operation Not Permitted" errors when you try to open a Zip archive? Use StuffIt instead. StuffIt can open those password protected Zip archives. Need to send files securely? StuffIt can create encrypted Zip archives, too.

Do you want to send a Zip archive to a Windows user? Use StuffIt to Zip archives that don't include extraneous Mac data.

With the StuffIt Quick Look plugin, you can preview the contents of an archive right in the Finder. Preview compressed attachments right in Apple Mail without saving and expanding them first. You can even preview archives backed up with TimeMachine. No need to launch anything just to see what's inside.

With the StuffIt plugins for iPhoto and Aperture, you can take advantage of StuffIt's patented JPEG compression: Archive your photos and burn them to CD/DVD or compress and upload them easily right from within iPhoto and Aperture. Compress your JPEGs up to 30% with no loss in image quality.

Upgrade from ANY previous version for $29.99!

Other features:

  • Create disk images in one step with MagicMenu or the StuffIt Contextual Menu.
  • Use Destinations to create multiple Preference settings and save them as Tiles to meet your needs: Make encrypted Zip and upload to FTP server. Make StuffIt X archive and burn to DVD. The customization possibilities are nearly endless.
  • Schedule backups with StuffIt Scheduler. Automatically backup archives to CD/DVD, or upload them to FTP, or your MobileMe iDisk
  • Automate StuffIt with Automator Actions, AppleScript, and command line tools
  • With the StuffIt Plugin for Google's MacFUSE, you can mount archives in the Finder and browse the contents as virtual disks.
  • Create Mini-Installers with SEA Maker. With the Remote Payload feature, you can create small mini-installers that download their parts from an FTP or MobileMe iDisk.
  • Innovative technologies such as our patented data recompression and duplicate detection.
  • StuffIt 2011's engine enhancements improve performance and create smaller archives. StuffIt can now recompress WAV files.

What's new in StuffIt Deluxe

Version 16.0.5:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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268 StuffIt Deluxe Reviews

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R1000m
28 September 2009

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Version 2010: Another paid upgrade? Seriously?
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Version 2010 14.0
Derekcurrie
05 April 2019
$19.95 is the current price for StuffIt Deluxe Mac 16, download version.
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Version 16.0.5
Aargl
22 December 2018
It's a bit sad to see a once indispensable app that has become totally useless... But that's how history goes. Now, who would spend fifty bucks on a redundant app that, moreover, hasn't been updated in 2 years?
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Version 16.0.5
Virtualruffy
01 March 2016
I was shocked to see this still exists. I haven't used stuffit since OSX 10.3 or 10.4 when I got sick of the constant problems and spin-the-wheel stupid interfaces changes.
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Version 16.0.5
Achim2
24 November 2015
I am a registered user - got it in a bundle. To get the latest bugfix update, they want all personal data including credit card info. No go.
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Version 16.0
1 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
29 February 2016
No credit card data was asked of me. But they want name, address, phone number, email address. It looks like they're making you buy the update. But you're not. If you're concerned that Smith Micro is going to sell your personal information, put fake stuff there. BUT! Be sure your registration Name and Email address for your serial number are correct! Otherwise you'll get dumped. AND beware the little teeny check box to join their emailing list near the end of the dreary process. UNcheck it if you don't want junkmail.
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Donmontalvo
03 January 2015
1/2 of 5 stars for requiring our credit card info for a trial. Folks, don't waste your time/money. Many free/better alternatives. :) Bye.
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Version 16.0
1 answer(s)
zorbanerd
zorbanerd
13 March 2016
Yep. That along with charding $9.00 to be able to access the download for 2 years.

These policies don't inspire me to want to do business with them.
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Schwity
23 November 2014
Today I want to give SD 16 a chance and start to get the trail version. I visited the homepage and clicked there the button for downloading the trail version. First surprise, other as described the download start immediately without registration of banking information. Great, thats quit good I think, but a little bit of confusion at this moment. So far so good – after the download I started the installer and then LittleSnitch got its great act. It is Ok, that the Fastspring, Smith Micro wants to get information about the installation, etc. – in this cases I allow the connection, but why it is required that also Google or other data crawling services want to know that I want to try a software on my computer? Why for the hell? I denied the acces for this service with the result, that the installing process stops and tells me, that something is wrong with my internet connection. Dear Micro Smith. It is really nice from you, that the consumer have a chance to try a software. Therefor it is understandable that it is required to give you (Smith Micro) directly my connection information, but it is absolutely bullshit, that companies like you (Smith Micro) means that it is necessary to sell the addresses to Google or other similar services. Please stopp this behavior! I was really motivated to test and buy Stuffit again, but never with such kind of association with spying Google or related services. You have to rethink about this decisions. And finally: LittleSnitch is my hero again for using the Internet today.
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Version 16.0
10baset
30 September 2014
When I read all the comments I assume that people use it on private and non business. StuffIt Deluxe or Standard is very useful and worth the money. 1.) In my company we daily ship a lot of files, small files (kB's) up to 10-20 GB (of file or a folder containing thousands of files). In the past we had numerous problems when we were using the OS X internal compression mechanism (zip). File got corrupt while compression took place. This NEVER happenend with StuffIt. 2.) StuffIt and DAM-Systems When we are dealing with Digital Asset Management Systems in order to upload images, on some systems a StuffIt background deamon in use. So you use sit/sitx. 3.) sitx-files are getting compressed smaller than zip 4.) The other compression formats Often the case, clients or I need a file to be compressed in another file format than zip or sitx. StuffIt Magic Menu. 5. Automatism Compress stuff and auto-send it to the client or our ftp server. 6. StuffIt Archive Manager Verify compressed files, show content of compressed files, create individual compressed files by drag n drop. 7. StuffIt QuickLook PlugIn Conculsion: Before you evaluate software, have a deeper look and consider others use cases. To me and my company StuffIt is very valuable software. For a business it is worth the price, for private use it's your decision. cheers T.
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Version 16.0
1 answer(s)
Stevie24
Stevie24
30 September 2014
Very useful arguments. Thanks for that post. Used StuffIt for a long time but now don't have the need anymore because of changes at work. Still appreciate further development od SD.
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Namadany
29 September 2014
Just use the Free The Unarchiver
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Version 16.0
4 answer(s)
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
29 September 2014
Since you gave it a 1-star review, and didn't use the comment feature, can you tell me why StuffIt Deluxe 16 performed so bad for you? What were your test results with this version? I used this way back when and haven't used in years, but I'm curious how this latest version compares to others, without regard to price.
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Miner
Miner
30 September 2014
Also, I found terribly difficult to _compress_ files using UnArchiver. Stuffit is a Compression Tool, remember?
Please, if you make a statement and add a rating, make it at least relevant for the product you are reviewing.
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Namadany
Namadany
30 September 2014
The one star was not for Stuffit Deluxe, but for having to buy it for unarchiving since there are great alternatives that are free, You cannot use The UnArchiver to stuff anything. On the iMac, you can right click on any folder/item to compress it and it costs nothing.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
02 September 2015
Namadany,

It's not your place to pontificate about what is or isn't necessary.
I could say that BMWs and Maseratis aren't necessary because there are "great alternatives" that cost much less and do most of the same things.
A review is supposed to express an opinion about the software and/or the developer.

You gave an app the lowest rating possible and you didn't even try it! That's just petty and spiteful!

And after bashing Stuffit and telling everyone to use TU, you admit that TU can not archive, therefore a second app is required anyway.


If you just HAD to post something, you should have posted it as a comment, not a review.
You should ask MU to remove your asinine "review."
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Bezbozny
16 April 2014
Is this still getting developed? It hasn't been updated for 2 years...
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Version 15.0.7
1 answer(s)
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
30 August 2014
Version 16 was released on August 27th 2014 - it is $29,99 as upgrade for present users and $49,99 for newbies. FWIW, Stuffit 2011 still works OK under Mavericks :-)
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Bigboysdad
28 September 2012
Why do people buy this? Its a genuine question, given the multitude of cheaper alternatives and the fact you can open an older stuffit archive using an older version of this software. Maybe I’m missing something?
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Version 15.0.7
4 answer(s)
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
28 September 2012
Why do people continue to use Microsoft Office or even Windows? They are used to it, although there might be much better solutions. Other people still use IRC or Usenet, and a few weird people still read newspapers! So here we have also a spot for StuffIt nostalgics!
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jmhbpc
jmhbpc
07 February 2013
Perhaps, because Mac OS X no longer easily (if at all) accommodates encrypting zip files, contrary to numerous postings on the web regarding using of Terminal commands. And some folks are not familiar with the other apps. I must add SD 15 seems not quite ready for prime time. There appears to be some level of zip encryption security issue. Oh, yes one can easily create encrypted dmg files, but few Windows users have dmg reading widgetry.
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jmhbpc
jmhbpc
11 February 2013
edite: no loger accommodates zipping _folders_
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zorbanerd
zorbanerd
25 August 2014
jmhbpc, what on earth are you talking about regarding OS X no longer easily (if at all) accommodating zip files or folders? I have never experienced any disruption in availability of zipping files or folders with any version of OS X.

I zip files and folders with the built-in OS X technology day in and day out.
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2.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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