Decompressor is a Mac application used to extract archived files. It is pretty much as straightforward as that.
It doesn’t always happen, but every once in a while, you’ll come across a file (whether it be a Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip, etc.) that your Mac and its native Archive Utility does not seem to want to open. When that happens, it’s nice to have something like Decompressor waiting in the wings. Otherwise, you’ll try right clicking and choosing “Open with…” every option listed, and nothing will work. So you scramble to the App Store to download something free and rated above four stars to handle your troublesome files (not like I’d know this from experience or anything). But should you ever find yourself stuck in this particular predicament, know that Decompressor is probably a safe bet to get those files extracted.
One of the nice features of this particular application includes its ability to batch decompress archives, for example, if you were to receive four or five .zip files in an email, with Decompressor, you can drag and drop the lot of them onto the Decompressor icon to extract all of them simultaneously. A few more are Decompressor’s support of password-protected archive files, notifications upon file extraction that let you open or ignore the file, and customizable appearance (by which I mean that you can choose either a light or dark option for the activity window in the application’s Preferences menu.
One annoying thing is that right off the bat when you download Decompressor and open it, it gives you a popup of a bunch of other applications that you should download by the same developer. This could be off-putting if, like in the above scenario, you just want to get to your darn files. If you can stand this initial affront, however, it never happens again. In fact, Decompressor can be as nondescript as it is possible for an application to be.
Overall, Decompressor does what it’s supposed to do. I have had exactly zero problems with anything I’ve thrown its way.
DOWNLOAD – Decompressor – FREE – Mac