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StuffIt Archive Manager

By Smith Micro Software, Inc.

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StuffIt Archive Manager gives you all the features you need to backup, share, archive, encrypt and shrink your photos, music, and other documents without compromising quality.

You can create both Zip and StuffIt X Archives. StuffIt's advanced technology specializes in the compression of MP3, PDF and JPEG files with no quality loss. Shrink documents up to 98% of their original size. Use StuffIt to free-up space on your computer and to fit more compressed files onto CD/DVDs or other drives.
Super-strong Encryption and Password Protection
Secure your compressed data with password protection and encryption with strong 512-bit encryption for SITX archives and AES 256-bit encryption for Zip files.
Self-healing Archives Protect Against Data Loss
StuffIt's automatic archive repair abilities ensure your data's integrity over the long haul.
Browse Archive Contents like any folder - No Expansion Necessary
No more having to remember what you put inside, or expanding an archive just to check for something. Archive Manager gives you easy browse access to the contents of your archives. Browse the contents of StuffIt X, Zip, Tar, and RAR archives, including encoded archives, and compressed Tar archives (tarballs).
Add StuffIt to your Automator workflows.
View archives with Quicklook.
Archive are searchable with Spotlight.
StuffIt Scheduler makes backups a snap - set it and forget it
StuffIt Scheduler is designed to provide a simple, easy to use, personal backup solution. You can use StuffIt Scheduler to schedule automatic file backups, and you can save the backup archives you create to CDs, DVDs, external drives, FTP servers, and even your MobileMe iDisk. Use StuffIt to sift through your files and back up only those items that have recently changed. You can even schedule StuffIt backups to occur automatically at the same time every day.

What's New in Version 15.0.7

Add support for FUSE for OS X.
Remove support for MacFuse.
Remove MobileMe support.
Support for ZIPX archive expansion and browsing.
Improved support for RAR archive expansion.
Fixed an issue expanding certain zip archives.


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Customer Reviews


There really aren't any strong contenders (that I've found) for graphically managing archives. Yes, you can create archives. You can extract, although you're fairly limited in the range of archives you can extract with this tool.

I would rather see Smith Micro spend the time and effort in including 7Zip and other archive type support than including features like "Collections". Another big feature that is missing… Finder integration. Create a simple Service that I can use for quick extraction. And include the hooks to replace the BOMArchiveManager.

The interface is quirky. it does what it needs to do. It does what it says it's supposed to do. I don't care for a lot of the design, but it's the best I've found on a mac, which is sad.

Best Compression out there-best interface too!

I found Stuffit’s interface to be great. It was easy to import file, find files, and the program has a recent file finder. Not all do

But the most important thing about a compression program is compression: In these comparisons I am comparing Stuffit to every possible setting on the Highest Review Rated Compression Program’s reduction (set to the highest compression) and reporting the lowest Highest Review Rated Compression Program’s reduction. You could try this yourself.

A 5.52 GB movie file
Stuffit = 4.89
Highest Review Rated Compression Programr = 5.36

An 87 mb mp3 file
Stuffit = 72.7
Highest Review Rated Compression Program = 86.3

a 198 KB pdf file
Stuffit =113 kb
Highest Review Rated Compression Program = 175 kb

In almost every case I tried Stuffit far outdid Highest Review Rated Compression Program in fact the only type of file Highest Review Rated Compression Program could do a better job on was Highest Review Rated Compression Program’s TAR compression which reduced a microsoft 28.4 kb xlsx file to 20.75 kb. where stuffit only got it down to 21.7 kb. However, Highest Review Rated Compression Program’s tar made an aiff file BIGGER. Whereas Stuffit reduced the file by 49%. In fact, in every kind of file tested Highest Review Rated Compression Program only did better on that xlsx file and worse on every other type file.

I actually filed a complaint to apple about the quality of the Highest Review Rated Compression Program and asked for a refund.

Go with Stuffit you won’t be disappointed.

StuffIt Archive Manager
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 15.0.7
  • Size: 23.1 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later

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