StuffIt Deluxe
StuffIt Deluxe
16.0.5

2.7

StuffIt Deluxe free download for Mac

StuffIt Deluxe16.0.5

29 February 2016

File compression tool.

Overview

Note: This application is not being sold anymore. This listing is only for people with valid license information.

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:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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271 Reviews of StuffIt Deluxe

RRRob
04 December 2019
Version: 16.0.5

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Stuffit has officially reached end of life. https://support1.smithmicro.com/portal/kb/articles/stuffit
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RRRob
04 December 2019
Version: 16.0.5
Stuffit has officially reached end of life. https://support1.smithmicro.com/portal/kb/articles/stuffit
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RRRob
04 December 2019
Version: 16.0.5
Stuffit has officially reached end of life. [url]https://support1.smithmicro.com/portal/kb/articles/stuffit[/url]
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RRRob
04 December 2019
Version: 16.0.5
Stuffit has officially reached end of life. <https://support1.smithmicro.com/portal/kb/articles/stuffit>
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Derekcurrie
05 April 2019
Version: 16.0.5
$19.95 is the current price for StuffIt Deluxe Mac 16, download version.
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Aargl
22 December 2018
Version: 16.0.5
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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Virtualruffy
01 March 2016
Version: 16.0.5
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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0.5
Achim2
24 November 2015
Version: 16.0
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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0.5
Donmontalvo
03 January 2015
Version: 16.0
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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Schwity
23 November 2014
Version: 16.0
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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10baset
30 September 2014
Version: 16.0
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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Namadany
29 September 2014
Version: 16.0
Just use the Free The Unarchiver
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Bezbozny
16 April 2014
Version: 15.0.7
Is this still getting developed? It hasn't been updated for 2 years...
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Bigboysdad
28 September 2012
Version: 15.0.7
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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Frodo-life
27 September 2012
Version: 15.0.7
I used StuffIt for many years on a daily base, however for the past two years I use either the OSx build in version or The Unarchiver and have not seen the need to use StuffIt at all. It's is way overpriced nowadays and in my eyes there are many as good and much cheaper alternatives.
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NotUsed
27 September 2012
Version: 15.0.7
People are still using this junk? Stuffit Deluxe was fantastic up until 10.2.0. However, it's ABSOLUTELY no longer needed. Especially since the OS can handle zip files and there are dozens of other free software packages which will handle other formats such as .rar or .sitx. This software isn't worth anything anymore (which is why it was sold to Smith Micro) and Smith Micro is simply preying on users who know no better. YOU DO NOT NEED THIS SOFTWARE.
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Ean
27 September 2012
Version: 15.0.7
Here is a direct link to the free Stuffit Expander: http://www.stuffit.com/mac-expander-download.html This is really the only part of the package you could ever possibly need.
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Xplicit
27 September 2012
Version: 15.0.7
"Note: You must provide Smith Micro with your credit card details to download the trial. If you do not cancel your trial within 30 days, you will be charged." I wonder whose brilliant idea that was.
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Rubaiyat
30 June 2012
Version: 15.0.4
It may be fashionable for people, especially those who don't use it, to bag Stuffit but it is an extremely useful utility to have in your kit. I just had a .rar download that was downloading forever, to 160% of its actual size. I had taken 2 shots at getting it and it was not a small DL, so I eventually just stopped the DL then changed the extension to.rar from.download. Unarchiver and my other utilities would only get a small part of the enclosed files and then report an unexpected ending. Stuffit cleanly extracted the entire contents, with just one file having a messed up name, easily fixed. Stuffit's strength is its ability to tackle a wide range of compression methods and do it better than almost any other archiving utilities out there. Be sensible and just cough up for what is an extremely useful, and should be enouraged, archiving/unarchiving utility.
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SickTeddyBear
14 December 2011
Version: 15.0.4
Stuffit Deluxe is free until December 18th: http://store.smithmicro.com/cart.aspx?id=18487&sgid=750 Just remove the Extended Download service from the cart. No credit card required, but you do have to create an account.
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Naoh
19 September 2011
Version: 15.0.4
So, is this a paid upgrade for someone who already owns an earlier copy of StuffIt 2011? This version is not showing on the updates page.
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Designer
19 September 2011
Version: 15.0.4
"You must provide Smith Micro with your credit card details to download the trial. If you do not cancel your trial within 30 days, you will be charged." The final nail in the coffin. Goodbye StuffIt.
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1.5
jamesnrth
14 May 2011
Version: 15.0.2
Way too bloated for what it does. 70MB and then the nerve of asking for $50. No thanks!
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4.5
anonymous-mule-4061
25 January 2011
Version: 15.0.2
The whole idea of compressing files with something like Stuffit is that is that it makes them easier to move around, copy to other drives, etc. and they manage to stay in a usable form for easy unpacking when you need them. Plus, you may gain savings on space, since the files will be compressed--maybe. Many modern files seem to be well-compressed already, and you may not get any compression out of some, like mp4's, for example. However, Stuffit will save about 10% on Mp3's and up to a third of the space for pdf's. Even more stuffing an app. So it has it's uses. Users should be aware that "stuffing" isn't the only option--the program has other compressors. Stuffing itself seems to use a lot of CPU power, and it can take a while, whereas the other compressors may be more appropriate. Read the guide and look through the preferences to learn a lot about how it works. This program may have a limited life with bigger hard drives, but it still can be very helpful in archiving.
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Moocan
28 November 2010
Version: 15.0.2
Tried demo version because I encountered troubles with expanding password protected/encrypted rar archive format with expander but deluxe version does not this better which work with product as rucksack, iArchiver or RarMachine.
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pettifogger0712
20 November 2010
Version: 15.0.2
Does anyone have the download link for version 15.0.1? Thanks!
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Espiridion
13 November 2010
Version: 15.0.2
"This update adds ability to hide the StuffIt Destinations dock. Also includes some assorted minor bug fixes." I've defended Stuffit in the past. I found it surprising to see negative reviews that had NOTHING to do with the software itself and/or posted misinformation. Probably worse, all the "smilies" from people agreeing with such misinformation. For example, there's SHMK's comment: "I just noticed the price 79.99???? You have got to be kidding." As I mentioned before, the FULL price is $49 and includes many extras. As mentioned before, they also offer discounts frequently. I paid around $18 for my upgrade, which also included licenses for the Windows version. My version was 13, and version 15 has 2 problems: 1. In some cases expansion can be incredibly slow, as mentioned by MACGURUGUY. Most of the time this has NOT been an issue. 2. I upgraded -within the application- to 15.0.2 while using Stuffit Destinations. That did not upgrade Stuffit Archive Manager. To upgrade this, I had to download Stuffit Deluxe. ONlyOnly affected the upgrading procedure, but not typical software use. Originally I was going to rate this with 3 stars, given that I could not preview compressed files via Quicklook. After using Stuffit Archive Manager once I can preview compressed files as I did with version 13 (using MacFuse). Magic Menu crashed, so I had to enable it once again. This is found via Stuffit Archive Manager. I prefer a centralized application with preferences in one place. (I waited 20 minutes and used MagicMenu before posting the review. It had no other crashes.) So in spite of this, I still have to give it 4 stars. With their promotions, it is certainly attractive even for new users. The software handles pretty much every format I encounter, plus it integrates with other applications such as anti-virus and email programs. In terms of compression, it offers a plethora of options. They also offer free versions of some of their software which may be good enough for many users.
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Macguruguy
23 September 2010
Version: 15.0.1
Veeeeeeeeeeeeeery slow. Droplets feature will not function on old G4 with 10.5.8 Leopard. Magic menu is there, but like other person commented -- you have to click it off and on (why?). And I just want to say that it's not slow because I'm using a G4. I'm using Expander 2011 at work with an imac 3.06 Intel, and it's slow going there too. Guess they thought making it look better was worth more than making it work better. Freezes up too.
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RavenNevermore
22 September 2010
Version: 15.0.1
Very nice improvement to the Stuffit suite. It's less clutter with everything being in the one app, and it seems much faster, even on my older G4 MDD. At first I thought they removed the Magic Menu, but going to the preferences and toggling it off and on made it load again. I still prefer Stuffit even though OS X has a zipping function built in.
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Espiridion
20 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Just adding a comment since PENGUIRL's test below resulted in a large sitx file and my experience with sitx is very different. My sitx files have always been smaller than the alternatives, and my results are different from PENGUIRL's. NIN Free Ghost download: Original ZIP file: 82.6 MB (Same) Uncompressed: 87.3 MB (Same) Sitx: 73.8 MB (instead of 82.4 MB) Percentage of saved spaced per file ranged from 5.9% to 24.6%, excluding the .DS_Store file at 97.6% Preferences: Compression (Choose method by file type) Compression level (16) Memory usage (30) Encryption RC4 (512-bit) Error correction level (off) Encoding (off) Optimizers (off) Blockmode (On) I created these settings in 2009 and my version is 13. I would think that version 15 has the same or similar options. As posted in my previous comparison, other apps at their best level of compression have resulted in files larger than my sitx files. Browsing the sitx archive via Quick Look or Stuffit Archive Manager was fast and easy. BTW, I did not find a nice discount coupon so the upgrade is not worth it to me. Still, the software is MUCH better than some of the comments here would indicate. In summary, it has more features than the competition, handles more file types, and can yield better results.
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star-affinity
19 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
I still like the old icons with the boxes much better: http://www.fontcatalog.com/webapp/img/StuffitIcon.gif http://www.delamainit.com/articles_how-tos/images/stuffit-multi-segment/dropstuff-logo.jpg
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Trashie
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Very good but very pricy (upgrade path is not as bad though). I mean you need to be doing some really large amount of archiving to need this over free tools - even if they are not quite this good they are free. I would only buy into this if you handle a lot of archives (all the formats) - in that case this is probably the best way to go on the mac. I never get why the unix archive formats never took off on osx with normal users - I mean one line in the shell does a lot of you.
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Espiridion
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
It's a shame to have to deal with the negative reviews that say absolutely nothing about the software, even though criticisms to Smith Micro's approach may be valid. I'm not a fan of the company, although I did like them when they were Aladdin and/or Allume. I HATE some of their products such as Aquazone and the absurd Spring Cleaning. But Stuffit is actually quite good. None of the freeware or shareware products have compressed my files better than Stuffit as can be seen in my previous comment. In addition to that comparison, I've tested it with text files and a CD with roughly 650 MB of data. Stuffit has consistently come out on top. In their defense, they also offer FREE versions of Stuffit as mentioned by JIMW. They've done that for years. They also offer a regular version and a Deluxe version. Sure, the Deluxe version is absurdly priced, but it's often on sale. I think I paid $18 when I upgraded from a very old version ($30 -40% coupon). Currently the full Deluxe version is $49 (not $79), includes licenses for 3 machines, a free copy of Stuffit Deluxe for Windows, plus SendStuffNow Premium for 3 months. The upgrade is cheaper and comes with SendStuffNow Premium for a full year. If I find a 30% or 40% coupon I'll upgrade my copy, otherwise I will pass as I've done with most of their upgrades. Having said this, the software is very good. I just wish there was an actual review of the new version. I don't want to install the new one since it erases my previous installation.
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Jimw
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
A couple of items: First of all you do NOT need to have Stuffit Deluxe to unstuff Stuffit files. You only need the free Stuffit Expander. Unfortunately when CNET bought Version Tracker they also added predatory marketing to the mix. Therefore you can only download the expander from CNET due to an exclusivity deal with Smith Micro who now seems not to be supporting MacUpdate. To get the latest version of the Expander, follow the link to the developers site, then to the Expander that will take you to the CNET download. NOTE: You do not have to enter your email address to get this. Just uncheck the box that includes a trial version of Stuffit and click the Download button. With all the free compression utilities available, including the one included with OSX (ZIP) that are cross platform compatible, I see absolutely no need for Stuffit Deluxe, especially at the price they are asking. In general I see little to no need for anything Smith Micro produces.
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Antoinesynopsis
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Bugs bugs bugs... Run away.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
"Note: You must provide Smith Micro with your credit card details to download the trial. If you do not cancel your trial within 30 days, you will be charged." People should ABSOLUTELY resist this kind of trap. Smith -Micro can't produce a decent, relevant software product, so they try to trick you into paying for their junk, just to try it out. Don't give them your credit card info. Go away, Stuffit! Go away Smith-Micro!
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Frodo-life
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
no need for this software at all, try: BetterZip Rucksack Rar Expander
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Cuneyt
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Opening a password protected file, makes Stuffit crash at the end, no result
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avv3lenato
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
It's a shame! Please try some different freeware: (ex. keka) They do a much better job for free.
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Cuneyt
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
You cant even open multiple files at the same time
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Bedouin
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Why does this program still exist. Go away.
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Cuneyt
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
How do you get rid of Stuffit Destinations opening the destination folder each time you unzip or unrar? How do you get rid of Stuffit Destinations staying opened after unzipping or unrarring. I want it to close by itself after finishing and not open the destination folder JUST LIKE version 14.0 WHICH WAS THE STUFFIT EXPANDER....
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Whiterock
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Absolutely unbelievable. What could they possibly have done to this thing to justify dinging customers for another cent, let-alone eighty bucks. I said goodbye a number of versions back but can't help but comment on these people's utter audacity. If you don't have compression software and want something to really compress files, fine ... but maybe something much cheaper will do well enough. If you already have it, don't pay the annual tax. They can't justify the price.
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Espiridion
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
For some people this may be worth it. I've skipped many upgrades including the last one (14), have used freeware alternatives, and also own licenses for BetterZip and Springy. Still, I have version 13 and use it frequently. I think I paid around $20 for it. Why do I consider the upgrade to version 15 worth it for some? 1. It usually works. None of the alternatives (nor Stuffit) have worked for me perfectly, so it's always nice to have another option. 2. Previewing compressed files is fast and easy after the initial setup. 3. Not too expensive at $30 (upgrade). Regular price seems to be $50, BTW, and not $80 as mentioned here. If they have some of their usual coupons (e.g., 40% off) it may be worth it. 4. The main reason for me is unrelated to the software itself. If I upgrade, I get SendStuffNow Premium free for one year, with 40 GB per month. I loved Stuffit in the 90s, but got tired of the yearly (?) expensive upgrades. IIRC, I went from version 5 or 6 to version 13 skipping the rest of the upgrades. Regarding compression: Original Folder = 453.7 MB OS X ZIP = 342.1 MB in 2 min 33 sec Springy = 342.1 MB in 2 min 23 sec Level of Compression: Smallest Better Zip = 339.3 in 20 min 30 sec Compression: Best Stuffit Sitx = 282.3 MBin 27 min 15 sec This is consistent with previous tests I've made in the past. Sitx is the format that takes longer but is considerable smaller. I saw the previous review and tried 7zX: Since there was no progress indicator, I missed the finish around 20-25 minutes. 7zX = 297.2 MB Compression: Ultra. Better than the others, but not better than Sitx. File types included pdf, aif, mp3, jpg, xlsx, doc, mov, rtf, and a couple of others.
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Macintosh-Sauce
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
I can see this company is continuing their grand tradition of releasing one or two minor updates and then BAM! New version! :-/
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Penguirl
18 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to test SmithMicro's claim: "StuffIt's advanced technology specializes in the compression of MP3, PDF and JPEG files with no quality loss." Using NIN's free DL Ghost I, which contains .jpg files of unknown compression, .mp3 files at 320 KBs, and a 12.4 MB .pdf of unknown compression, I got the following results: Uncompressed: 87.3 MB Finder CM archive: 82.6 MB Stuffit Deluxe sitx: 82.4 MB Clean Archive tar.bz2, tar.gz, and zip (for comparison) all came in at 81.8 MB 7zX: 81.4 All were set to maximum compression, and to discard finder files & resource forks (except Finder CM because I didn't want to mess with Terminal, that's why I threw in Clean Archive's zip for comparison). To be fair Stuffit Deluxe has other features besides just archiving, but it is archiving that I am interested in. So this tells me two things: compressed files do not get much smaller when archived (DUH!); and sitx does not create smaller archives of lossy files than free, open source alternatives. And yes I know this is nowhere near scientific, but it's good enough for my real world needs.
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Shmk
17 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Why bother updating this? Stuffit is DOA, superfluous especially with such retarded schemes for using the trial. Am I really going to give you my credit card number just to try your software? WTF? Not a chance. Next.
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StrictlyBagel
17 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
Bought this at version 4 and 5… never ever again. Switched many years ago to BetterZip and haven't looked back. Noted the new sales policy? "You must provide Smith Micro with your credit card details to download the trial. If you do not cancel your trial within 30 days, you will be charged." That sounds like a magazine subscription ad.
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Penguirl
17 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
$80 for an outdated, bloated archive utility? ROFL
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Anon-Bud
17 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
This is still around? Ha!
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Flash1296
17 September 2010
Version: 15.0.0
This is absolutely sick ! The BEST feature of Stuffit Deluxe WAS “Magic Menu” They REMOVED it ! W. T. F. ?
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Maclover1-1
24 March 2010
Version: 14.0.1
Stuffit used to be a top model in the 90's.. time to retire girl..
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Dalahast
07 March 2010
Version: 14.0.1
I used to use this stuff back when it was version 10 or so, on Tiger, and I'll admit it was worth the money back then, and pretty good software. Smith Micro's policies (e.g. the credit card trial scheme) and the software itself have since become a joke. I keep their expander around for the odd archive none of my other software wants to open (and that almost never happens), and that's it. It's been nice working with ya, Stuffit. But really, go away now.
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Ctkmnd
25 December 2009
Version: 14.0.1
CC to try? 111Mb archiving utility? No thank you, just... Stuff It.
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Macintosh-Sauce
23 December 2009
Version: 14.0.1
Oh God... Here we go again with the freaking upgrades. I can set my calendar/clock to this company and their ridiculous upgrades. I stopped buying their software after version 12.0 when I realized that I was paying for bloody bug fixes once a year. I deleted this crud software from my Mac Pro and haven't had it on for the last two versions. Ooops... Three now!
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22duke
23 December 2009
Version: 14.0.1
absolutely no need for this Use Rar Expander, Better Zip or mac build in compression. With StuffIt Delux, you constantly pay for updates but you get nothing I have not seen any new feature or noticeable improvement for the past couple of years.
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Peternsteinmetz
22 December 2009
Version: 14.0.1
Stuffit is way outdated. And their current policies of asking for a credit card number for a demo are joke. The GUI and operation are terrible and non-mac like since about 4 versions ago. The last 3 versions entirely simply to try and sucker people into giving them money. Lots of free alternatives out there.
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Danway
05 December 2009
Version: 14.0
Register and credit card information for a demo? No way! Read the fine print, you will be charged the full price after 30 days of using it, Avoid this crap! Who actually uses Stuffit anyway?
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Rubaiyat
29 November 2009
Version: 14.0
No way they are getting my Credit Card for a demo!
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Jimmysmits
29 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
If they dropped the upgrade to $20, I'd buy it. Or a coupon. I had the same approach with the last version so I didn't purchase it. Come on, $20 upgrade and you got a sale.
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pandora-1
29 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
Holy cow, is this puppy still around? Alive and breathing? Good grief, what's wrong with the built-in zip function of the finder? Need security? Just run your file through something like Filelock ($25) first and save some money. I haven't used this dog since version 8 and only then it was the free "Unstuffit" version.
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Peternsteinmetz
28 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
Yes, most definitely past time to abandon stuffit. I think it was 2 versions back I gave up, when I discovered that my last remaining use, an encrypted archive, could be accomplished as easily or better by an encrypted disk image. Now they want a c.c. number to try the demo. What a scam. The user interface they have gone to is terrible as well, very un mac-like. Avoid it.
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Macsolu
28 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
... Wouldn't it be great if Smith Micro walked away from this product and transferred all rights back to Raymond Lau? And it became freeware again? For the few people who don't use ZIP or need access to ancient archives? What's Raymond up to these days, I wonder.
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Jory
28 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
HAHAHAHA....Requiring a credit card in order to try out the new version? I guess the time has come to fully abandon StuffIt.
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Anon-Bud
28 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
Haven't upgraded since v. 10.0 and it still works fine on Snow Leopard. 1) I don't know why anyone who already has a version would pay these money-grabbers any more cash. 2) Don't know why anyone who doesn't already have a version would WANT to pay these money-grabbers any cash, what with all the FREE alternatives out there.
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Shock-J
28 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
Wow...this blows my mind. "You must provide Smith Micro with your credit card details to download the trial. If you do not cancel your trial within 30 days, you will be charged." Users have been abandoning Stuffit in droves over the past few years. They continue to offer paid upgrades for trivial updates and now this? This is almost laughable. Talk about blowing you customer off and saying, "We don't really care about you, we just want your money!" These guys are on their way out of business...on the express route!
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Whiterock
28 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
What a joke. These clowns won't even wait until January for their laughable annual tax. There is no reason to upgrade. bye bye StuffIt.
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R1000m
28 September 2009
Version: 2010 14.0
Version 2010: Another paid upgrade? Seriously?
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Pmason
04 September 2009
Version: 13.0.3
Fare thee well, StuffIt...
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Espiridion
06 April 2009
Version: 13.0.3
I purchased my last version of Stuffit Deluxe many years ago. The upgrade fees were not worth it to me, and I ended up using the Finder (or PathFinder) as well as RAR Expander, The Unarchiver, and more recently Springy which became my main application for expanding and compressing files. Since I found a very attractive offer I decided to purchase Stuffit Deluxe 2009. Here are some observations: 1. At the regular price I would not have purchased the software. Even at $30 which is the upgrade fee it was not worth it to me. 2. For some purposes, the free alternatives are sufficient. For example, in terms of size and time I found no significant advantage using Stuffit when compressing or expanding ZIP files. 3. SITX files were smaller. That's a plus. 4. Browsing through archives and previewing files is a time saver. Springy has similar functionality, but I liked Stuffit better. 5. Expanding multiple archives at once is DANGEROUS. I expanded 4 archives, each one with 4 parts. Once the expansion was over, three of the archives were Zero K in size. Only the first one was expanded correctly. Expanded the archives individually worked fine. 6. The progress bar is deceiving. While expanding a multi-part archive the progress goes to full when the first part is expanded, even though expansion of the whole archive is not complete. 7. It did not work with some segmented files I received, with extensions .001, .002, etc., although these files are supported according to the manual. Overall I'm pleased with Stuffit Deluxe. It supports multiple formats and has some useful features. It does have some shortcomings, including the price. For an application that has been around for so many years, I was surprised by some of its behavior and errors. Hopefully these issues will be fixed and provided as a free update.
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anonymous-gopher-3791
06 April 2009
Version: 13.0.3
Stuffit Deluxe 13.0.4 (& Stuffit Standard 13.0.4 & Stuffit Expander 13.0.4) already available: http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/stuffit/index.html
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Macman8
08 January 2009
Version: 13.0.3
I share many of the same feelings stated before me. I have tried several times unsuccessfully to download this update. I switched browsers, using both Safari and Firefox, and none of these attempts worked. I also visited and tried to download from SmithMicro's own site. I'm doing this again as I type this comment. If I am again unable to get the SR4 download, I'll settle for the Expander update and leave it at that. I too am not thrilled about paying for a potential upgrade at Version 14, and may just stay with what I currently have on my Mac.
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Mibrilane
08 January 2009
Version: 13.0.3
Once again, there is no such thing as StuffIt Deluxe 13.x. This is StuffIt Deluxe 2009 and this update is SR4.
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Macintosh-Sauce
07 January 2009
Version: 13.0.3
Watch it... They, like Roxio with Toast 10, have reached their update limit. Soon it will be bumped to StuffIt Deluxe 14.0 and you will have to pay an upgrade fee. :-/
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Rob06au
07 January 2009
Version: 13.0.3
Be aware the current version downloadable is 13.0.2 still as at time of this post. This was release November last year. It looks much like smith micro have dropped the ball on this one for now at least.
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scottwild-co
31 December 2008
Version: 13.0.2
Forget stuffit deluxe. You can only now download the trial if you provide them with a valid credit/debit card!! They then pre-authorize it and to be honest, they hope you will forget to tell them before the 30 day trial is up, that you don't want it, then.....kerrrr ching! They must be desperate for sales to do this.
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Applecrypt-Mods
25 November 2008
Version: 13.0.2
I have to be honest here, I use the Finder's ZIP function for just about everything these days. The only real use i have for Stuffit now would be the ability to split archives into smaller chunks. That's a fantastic feature when uploading to our server (esp with my ISP dropping connections!!). However, I've found a freeware app called 'SimplyRAR' that does this (okay, for RAR format and not zip/sit - obviously). But this is cool. RAR is great and produces small archives too. And it's FREE. I'm always on the lookout for new tools that can compress & split my archives! For now, it's the Finder and SimplyRAR :-) Shame though, i used to like Stuffit back in the day...
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Mibrilane
09 November 2008
Version: 13.0.2
StuffIt Deluxe is one of those "is it worth it" apps that many malign (see the other reviews here) as "obsolete" and unnecessary, as Mac OS X can now compress ZIP files directly without additional software. Well, it does offer some features beyond that simple compression ability that I find useful. First, SITX files compress much smaller than ZIP does most of the time, and that's even without the extra file-type-specific compressors activated. I can also password protect archives, which the Mac OS X compression doesn't do. Also, compressing and expanding with Magic Menu is easy and multi-threaded - up to four processes at a time - with queueing. I regularly compress twenty or thirty folders into archives at a time, and StuffIt Deluxe will compress them each into an individual archive, then delete the folder when it's done, and tell me it's done with each archive using Growl. Compressing via the Mac OS X compress function is a one-at-a-time affair and will compress everything selected into one archive. Anyway, I find it useful and worth the upgrade price. I'm not sure I'd pay the retail price, though, but for those who have compression into archives as part of their backup workflow, it's worth having. By the way, there is no StuffIt Deluxe 13.x version - it is now called StuffIt Deluxe 2009, and the current update is R3.
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Macnerd1984
21 October 2008
Version: 13.0.1
I have to agree with many reviews here - Stuffit has had it's chips. For a long time, years in fact, it was pretty much the first thing I installed on any clean/new OS set up. Everything I needed to compress was in .SIT or .SEA format. It was the de facto standard for Mac Newsgroup postings too. These days I don't have it on any of my machines - Zip has taken over and the need to pay out for something which is essentially obsolete (and in many cases can't even get file sizes as small as .ZIP does) is not there. Last time I tried it the decompression was so slow I thought there was a problem. An install on another Mac confirmed that actually it was just the way it was. Aladdin, the original developers, probably saw this coming and offloaded Stuffit while they could. From what it seems, the new owners aren't exactly smart - Not only are they developing a product which is no longer strictly necessary for most users, but moreso they are also screwing people over on the upgrade. Unhappy users usually end up going elsewhere and there are plenty of open source and free compression/decompression apps out there today which negate the need for this relic.
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Donmontalvo
21 October 2008
Version: 13.0.1
Obsolete.
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Whiterock
18 September 2008
Version: 13.0
Just another tax. There hasn't been a significant improvement for several years/versions. Perhaps they've fixed a few bugs that should have been fixed for people who actually bought version 12. This is nothing but a money-grab of the uninformed. It's obsolete anyway.
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22duke
17 September 2008
Version: 13.0
what for?? Always the same old, no changes but wanting money for upgrade and the version jumps are in no way justified in comparison to the new features which are basically non existent. For 4 month now i have banned StuffIt delux 12 from my computer and only use the FREE The Unarchiver.app which does everything I need and is much better with rar files then StuffIt. StuffIt is obsolete software.
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anonymous-chicken-4879
17 September 2008
Version: 13.0
Couple of things new in v13 that aren't mentioned: - MacFUSE plug-in, allowing you to browse archives as if they were disk images (read and write). - 7z support finally! Limited to expansion only (can't browse). Also LZMA compressed tar. My opinion of StuffIt has not changed though and is just the same as all the other comments here. They have the mindset of a Windows developer. They would be wise to drop their Mac line and focus entirely on Windows where they will fit right in along with the zillions of other malware products.
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Macintosh-Sauce
17 September 2008
Version: 13.0
This is absolutely ridiculous! I am being asked for $29.99 to upgrade for a bloody bug fix from version (and get this) 12.0.2. Figure that one out... This software is being removed from my Mac Pro with AppZapper soon.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
17 September 2008
Version: 13.0
STOP ALREADY WITH PROMOTING THIS OUTDATED SOFTWARE PACKAGE THAT HAS NOT OFFERED ANYTHING REALLY NEW OR USEFUL IN THE LAST FEW MAJOR UPGRADES. SMITH MICRO IS ONLY MISINFORMING UNSUSPECTING USERS WHO HAVEN'T YET REALIZED THAT THIS UTILITY, WHICH WAS ONCE GREAT, HAS BEEN RENDERED ESSENTIALLY POINTLESS. SO PLEASE, JUST GIVE SD A DECENT BURIAL AND STOP MILKING US FOR OUR $$$. WANT TO COMPRESS A FILE? CHOOSE "COMPRESS" UNDER THE FILE MENU IN THE FINDER. 'NUFF SAID. UNCOMPRESS? DOUBLE-CLICK THE ZIPPED FILE.
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-M-S-
17 September 2008
Version: 13.0
Am I really not seeing an upgrade price for version 12 users? In this day and age of built-in compression and cheap hard drives, it's hard to justify paying $80 every 12-18 months for marginal new features. Check out BetterZip (shareware) or BetterZip QuickLook Plug-in (free, let's you quicklook inside .zip files)... both are listed under "Other People Suggest" above.
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ToggleMedia
17 September 2008
Version: 13.0
There is nothing compelling about this new version. May be unlucky 13 for Stuffit...I can't actually remember the last time I used .sit or .sitx to send an archive to a client or supplier. I mean, Stuffit claims to have greater compression, but who cares if I can make a file a few kilobytes smaller. I know I don't. Poor SmithMicro, they have no clue what they've bought into.
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Beige
17 September 2008
Version: 13.0
lol - BUY OUR QUICKLOOK STUFF THAT OTHER PEOPLE GIVE AWAY FOR FREE.
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joystick
25 December 2007
Version: 12.0.1
If you use Symantec Norton AntiVirus, do not install this software. It breaks AntiVirus. Patch from SmithMicro's don't work on Tiger.
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Macman8
21 November 2007
Version: 12.0.1
An update from my last comment... I never give up, and after four attempts downloading, the last one was successful, and it installed properly. Be aware of the fact that where the MacUpdate notes state that the file is about 28 MB, the file is actually 51 MB for the update.
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Macman8
21 November 2007
Version: 12.0.1
Well, for the first time in my life, I'm very frustrated with a download. I tried this last night, and it stalled at SmithMicro's site halfway through the download and stopped there. I tried again this morning, made it through, and the dmg file refused to mount. I will NOT spend money on a CD for a download I deserve as a longtime customer of Stuffit and SmithMicro products. Maybe I'm just lucky this has never happened to me before, but I now understand the frustration others have felt encountering this problem with other applications.
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Wanderer
21 November 2007
Version: 12.0.1
I only have Stuffit Deluxe because clients insist on using it. The built-in ZIP feature of OSX is fantastic.
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8oo8
23 October 2007
Version: 12.0
Hmm, I've received several emails from Smith Micro over the past couple of months offering to to sell me Stuffit Deluxe at the special price of $30. That's $50(!) off their retail price. That tells me that they're getting very few buyers for their bloated piece of fecal matter, heh, heh. Doesn't surprise me, though. I just won't buy it at any price.
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Dualist
23 October 2007
Version: 12.0
The FREE Stuffit Expander, downloaded from Macupdate and NOT obtained through the make-you-pay-unless-you-cancel "demo" registration at Smith Micro's Stuffit.com, works just fine for unstuffing more pointlessly upgraded Stuffit files you receive from duped customers.
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ostrichtom
11 October 2007
Version: 12.0
I would really like to read opinions of how the software works from people who have tried the new StuffIt Deluxe 12.0, rather than from those who are offering criticisms of the company or the pricing.
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Mumunol
10 October 2007
Version: 12.0
Nothing really new... I bought various versions in the future, until v.10. But discovering that no free updates would be provided against what can be considered as an important bug but some $$$ upgrades.. tired with paying again and again to see some bug fixed and minor enhancements, I looked for another complete compression utility. I found it ;-)
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Whiterock
10 October 2007
Version: 12.0
Lovely. Another annual $80 tax for StuffIt. No new features, maybe more efficient. Version 11.0 was so bad it trashed older compressed files and crashed while attempting to compress large files.
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Whyme?
14 July 2007
Version: 11.0.2
This is one of fave mac web sites, so i was real disappointed to find the $59 offer was not what the checkout charged. For what I use the stuffit portion of this software, ie: the amount of times (1) so far, it isn't even worth 20.00 to me. But being there was a special offer and I do love macUpdate I thought what - why not? So I did e-mail this site, but haven't heard anything. Still hoping maybe on my statement I will find a credit. I think and for me this what it come down to stuffit itsn't worth 80.00. I don't use all the other bits, and in the past found plenty of freeware for .rar etc.. If my credit comes I will post.
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Daycare
15 January 2007
Version: 11.0.2
crashes the finder as long as the contextual item is installed. After the first reboot, crashed DragThing (only the first time). The finder-crash occurs all the time, meaningless if installed on PowerPC or Intel
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Fringewood
04 January 2007
Version: 11.0.2
Bloatware at its very worst. The automatic assumption that this monster should takeover Mac's default system duties without a care to personal settings is pure arrogance. The insistence on adding "Folder" to an expansion without a user option to negate it has been a major issue with me since 2.0. It used to be fairly easy to hack in OS 9, but no longer. They want to dictate far too much how things are done with very few user options. It's getting more like Windows with every version. I could go on and on and on, but it's not worth wasting my breath. This is one of the worst product cases of not being able to leave a good thing alone and charging upgrade prices for the insult. Expander is all you need, the rest is a shining example of everything that is wrong with 3rd party software progress today.
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Pirx
01 December 2006
Version: 11.0.1
On the website they advertise a price of USD 59.99, but when you go through the purchase process they still try to charge you USD 79.99. Factual on December 1, 2006, several attempts.
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