StuffIt Expander

Developer: Smith Micro Software, Inc.

Current Version: 15.0.7

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 18.1 MB - Download


Note: An issue exists with using Applescript to expand an archive. We are working on a fix and apologize for the inconvenience.

Please send technical support issues to as we will not be able to respond to issue posted in a review.

StuffIt Expander is always free. Access StuffIt files, uncompress Zip archives, decompress tar, gzip and bzip archives, and more. Just drag, drop, and you're done! From BinHex to Zip, StuffIt to MIME, Expander accesses more formats, in less time, with zero hassles.

StuffIt Expander opens files created with WinZip®, 7zX, iShrink, SimplyRAR, Rarify, Rucksack (formerly iArchiver), BetterZip, RarMachine, GUI Tar, CleanArchiver, Springy, TarPit, RAR, Ez7z, Keka, and the compression utilities built into recent versions of Windows and Mac OS X.

If you need to create or password protect Zip or StuffIt archives, StuffIt Destinations is the perfect solution. Available here on the App Store, see our other products below.


Release Notes:

Fix issue with communicating with different mail clients.
Support for ZIPX archive expansion.
Improved support for RAR archive expansion.
Fixed an issue expanding certain zip archives.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 15.0.3
Review by WinterCharm

Necessary, Simple, Easy to use - Macs natively support .zip files, but for many other filetypes, you have to find ways to extract them on your own. This app makes it easy to do for a variety of files - and in the end, it allows you to access everything without unnecessary troubles and compatability issues. In short, it's an easy to use Mac essential - especially if you work with other people who use Windows or Linux, or if you moved from another operating system to mac.

Found helpful by 17 out of 19 people
Version 15.0.7
Review by Erianda

Deceptively Priced = isn - Though this app is listed as a "FREE" app, it is actually shareware. After a while it will ask you to register. To register, you have to go to their website and give them $29.99. Why can't SmithMicro put the $29.99 tag on the app itself and save us the extra work? I'd be a lot happier if they were simply honest and hit you for it up front instead of doing Shareware. Shareware is so 90's. Works fine otherwise.

Found helpful by 70 out of 73 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 15.0.7
Review by N0 S1gnal

Works Fine for Me - I honestly don't know what the whingeing is about, it works fine, no registration prompts, nothing (I might've uncheck a small box on the popup window, but I forget). Extremely simple design and easy to use, and it does what it says it will, expand files. I've been using it for a number of years and haven't felt that I'm missing out on anything. I would recomend this app to anyone who just wants to unzip those stray far files that float around, or any of the other weird formats that aren't supported by Archive Utility.

Found helpful by 9 out of 11 people
Version 15.0.7
Review by WiseByte

Downgrade - It has poor support for RAR files. In my experience any RAR file approaching 900mb will break. Support for Applescript is definitely a downgrade, commands that worked before no longer works. I hope they will fix this soon.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 15.0.7
Review by americanfreak

its a great app - I read all the buzz about Stuffit not detecting .rar files and stuff … I almost didnt download that app cuz of all those reviews … still I decided to give it a shot since a friend reccommended this app highly. I got to say … for me this app works perfectly. I am using Mountain Lion and I have no complaints at all about this app!! Good Job Stuffit developer team!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 15.0.7
Review by p.felipe

Great software! Simple... - Great software! I've been using it for a while, and it works perfectly. There's a user who complaint about the RAR support. I got this problem, but it was just not selected on the preferences of Stuffit - it's simple to fix.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 15.0.7
Review by JRDallas

Awful Always prompting for registration. Don't install this irritate - Don't install this irritating app.It prompts for registration all the time.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people