StuffIt Expander
StuffIt Expander
16.0.5

4.6

StuffIt Expander

StuffIt Expander

16.0.529 February 2016

Expansion and decoding utility.

StuffIt Expander
Free
29 February 2016

4.6

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StuffIt Expander

StuffIt Expander

16.0.529 February 2016

Expansion and decoding utility.

Overview

StuffIt Expander easily expands and decoded all the files you download from the Web or receive in your email. StuffIt Expander can expand over 30 formats including StuffIt, RAR, 7zip, split and segmented archives.

Are you getting "Operation Not Permitted" errors when you try to open a Zip archive? Try StuffIt instead. StuffIt can open those password protected Zip archives.

Other Features
  • Automatically expand archives added to your designated "Watch Folder"
  • Automatically scan expanded content with your AV app.
  • Automate Expander with AppleScript

What's new in StuffIt Expander

Version 16.0.5:
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent some RAR archives from expanding

Requirements for StuffIt Expander

  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

110 Reviews

Rate this app:

13 November 2010

Most helpful

Since Apple supports only zip, i don't use stuffit anymore.
Like (16)
Version 15.0.2
08 January 2019
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Version 16.0.5
13 January 2017
Do we need to keep this on a Mac computer anymore?
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Version 16.0.5
2 answer(s)
Stainboy
27 April 2017
yes, actually. Mac OS X 10.12 Finder still can't seem to decompress zip files made with the ZIP64 format created back in 2001. you can if you know how to use unzip in the Terminal, but that's not common knowledge to the average Mac user. so Stuffit Expander is still useful in some cases.
Like (2)
Castle-Rose
30 December 2018
No. There's much better solutions for the few things the OS can't uncompress.
Like
29 June 2016
Like
Version 16.0.5
11 November 2015
Just a question. Please tell me how the Smith Micro website just allowed me to receive the latest version of Stuffit Expander 16.0.3, but MacUpdate is lists the latest version as 16.0.4? Does someone around here know something Smith Micro does not know? Just a thought.
Like
Version 16.0.4
27 August 2015
Since they're not posted under What's New …

Change Notes
16.0.4
Fixed an issue expanding 7zip archives.
16.0.3
Fixed issue with some zip archives that would fail to expand with StuffIt Expander but could be opened with StuffIt Archive Manager.

It still fails to expand static FFmpeg binaries 7-zip archives from http://evermeet.cx/pub/ffmpeg/. Now silently fails after claiming to successfully unarchive instead of leaving a corrupt binary. The Unarchiver still handles those just fine, even on El Capitan (10.11) beta.
Like (1)
Version 16.0.4
19 June 2015
The Unarchiver stopped working for me so I switched to Stuffit Expander and I've never looked back. Not once has it balked at decompressing a file, too bad it doesn't quit automatically like TA did but that's easily handled with a simple kb shortcut.
Like (1)
Version 16.0
23 February 2015
Like
Version 16.0
12 February 2015
I stopped using Stuffit expander ages ago. I've got some problems with .rar files from PC, the only free application which could expand such files was this one, just brilliant!. Now, I'm using it for expanding everything, it feels like Yosemite app and it is quite fast.
Like (2)
Version 16.0
10 November 2014
awesome!
Like (2)
Version 16.0
30 September 2014
Best decompression software on Mac
Like (3)
Version 16.0
Free

4.6

Category:

Utilities

Compression

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 923,110 times

Free

4.6

Category:

Utilities

Compression

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 923,110 times

Don't like new MacUpdate? Back to old design.

110 Reviews

Rate this app:

13 November 2010

Most helpful

Since Apple supports only zip, i don't use stuffit anymore.
Like (16)
Version 15.0.2
08 January 2019
Like
Version 16.0.5
13 January 2017
Do we need to keep this on a Mac computer anymore?
Like
Version 16.0.5
2 answer(s)
Stainboy
27 April 2017
yes, actually. Mac OS X 10.12 Finder still can't seem to decompress zip files made with the ZIP64 format created back in 2001. you can if you know how to use unzip in the Terminal, but that's not common knowledge to the average Mac user. so Stuffit Expander is still useful in some cases.
Like (2)
Castle-Rose
30 December 2018
No. There's much better solutions for the few things the OS can't uncompress.
Like
29 June 2016
Like
Version 16.0.5
11 November 2015
Just a question. Please tell me how the Smith Micro website just allowed me to receive the latest version of Stuffit Expander 16.0.3, but MacUpdate is lists the latest version as 16.0.4? Does someone around here know something Smith Micro does not know? Just a thought.
Like
Version 16.0.4
27 August 2015
Since they're not posted under What's New …

Change Notes
16.0.4
Fixed an issue expanding 7zip archives.
16.0.3
Fixed issue with some zip archives that would fail to expand with StuffIt Expander but could be opened with StuffIt Archive Manager.

It still fails to expand static FFmpeg binaries 7-zip archives from http://evermeet.cx/pub/ffmpeg/. Now silently fails after claiming to successfully unarchive instead of leaving a corrupt binary. The Unarchiver still handles those just fine, even on El Capitan (10.11) beta.
Like (1)
Version 16.0.4
19 June 2015
The Unarchiver stopped working for me so I switched to Stuffit Expander and I've never looked back. Not once has it balked at decompressing a file, too bad it doesn't quit automatically like TA did but that's easily handled with a simple kb shortcut.
Like (1)
Version 16.0
23 February 2015
Like
Version 16.0
12 February 2015
I stopped using Stuffit expander ages ago. I've got some problems with .rar files from PC, the only free application which could expand such files was this one, just brilliant!. Now, I'm using it for expanding everything, it feels like Yosemite app and it is quite fast.
Like (2)
Version 16.0
10 November 2014
awesome!
Like (2)
Version 16.0
30 September 2014
Best decompression software on Mac
Like (3)
Version 16.0