StuffIt Expander

StuffIt Expander 2011 15.0.1.17

The standard Mac file expander now for Windows

If you often receive zipped, or otherwise compressed files, you'll know an extraction application is necessary. WinZip is probably the standard for PC users, but now StuffIt Expander, the long time Mac equivalent has come to Windows. View full description

PROS

  • Fast
  • Compatible with many compression formats
  • Simple

CONS

  • Very basic

Very good
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If you often receive zipped, or otherwise compressed files, you'll know an extraction application is necessary. WinZip is probably the standard for PC users, but now StuffIt Expander, the long time Mac equivalent has come to Windows.

This free version only handles expansion - you can't compress your files - but unlike WinZip, StuffIt Expander will unpack many different compression formats. This includes common ones like RAR and TAR files. That alone makes it quite an improvement over the competition.

Expansion is unproblematic, and the simple interface has buttons to expand single files or groups. Destination folders can be chosen as you would expect, and that really is about it. There are no compression tools in StuffIt Expander, although they are available if you upgrade to the deluxe version.

Due to its speed, simplicity and broad compatibility, if extracting and expanding files is something you do a lot StuffIt Expander is a great solution

StuffIt Expander supports the following formats

ARC, ARJ, BZIP, LHA, LZH, RAR, SIT, ZIP, Base64/MIME
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StuffIt Expander 2011 15.0.1.17