I have been looking for a good archive expander for a long time. I like the archives to be expanded to the desktop, and BOMArchiveHelper doesn’t do that. Stuffit Expander can do it, but I find it slow and I don’t need an icon bouncing in the Dock every time I expand something. I want a progress bar too so that rules out the various CLI tools.
Then, I found The Unarchiver and it’s exactly what I was looking for.
The Unarchiver is a perfect replacement for the OS X built-in BOMArchiveHelper, it does everything better and I can’t see any downside.
This was better than just moving the expanded files, as BOMArchiveHelper handles duplicates filenames better than I was willing to do. ;)↩
.sitx hasn’t been reverse engineered, AFAIK.↩
A lot of applications should provide this feature. ↩