Stuffit Deluxe

Version: 13.0.2 || Release Date: 2008-11-05 || License: Commercial with demo (79.99 (30.) Developer: Allume | App Owner: smithmicro

Deluxe version of file compressor with optimizations based on file type. Long a staple of the Mac community, it still serves its purpose though handling a large number of off-platform formats, and thus useful for collaboration with non-Mac users.

NB: Universal as of 11.0

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7 Opinions

This software is just awful. It crashes if you want to open more than one archive at a time, uses proprietary formats (not good for long term backup). Very expensive for a poor product.

Terrible... just terrible. And it cost 80bucks? What a joke. The whole .sit extension is doing a disservice to the mac platform.

what a piece of crap format.

i don't understand why the people use this malware, its overpriced and messes up the system as gaffer74 already said.
If you want to compress something better use Diskimages or 7zX.

Installs Kernel Extensions...BEWARE...imho this is is poorly implemented and also can render the OS unstable. Other notable (crap/unstable) progs that do this (thus threatening the stability of the OS) include Norton Utility Suite.
Back to Deluxe, the SYSprefs pane checkbox that enables the creation of archives on the fly as you change the extension in the finder is the problem here (I left mine unchecked when I used to use this app). If you allow this prog access to the OSX kernel, you're risking the OS crashing (not just the prog....the whole OS).

Instead of Deluxe, use the freeware Unarchiver for most files, and the free standalone Stuffit Expander 10 for the few .sitx files you have.
To create archives use the osx built in CMI "create archive off...".

In short, this program is fast becoming obselete.
Stay clear of Deluxe if you want a stable OS

Too expensive, better value elsewhere.

This app would be worth it if they would include RAR compression tools, with encrypting and splitting archives.

As it stands, it can be replaced with any number of freeware tools.

Why does the developer force PC users to provide a credit card to download the Unstuffit tools for the PC?