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(tool, file format)
(filename extension: .sit) A file archiving and compression utility, developed by Aladdin Systems, Inc.. Stuffit was originally developed for the Macintosh and is still the Mac standard tool for compression and archiving (compressing multiple files into one). Stuffit is now also available for Microsoft Windows and Linux. Compared to the standard Windows tool, WinZip, it is faster and gives better compression.

Stuffit archives can be extracted with Stuffit Expander.

Stuffit Home.


A data and image compression program for Windows and Mac from Smith Micro Software Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA ( Originally developed by Raymond Lau at age 16, StuffIt was the de facto compression utility for the Mac, superseding PackIt. StuffIt creates .SIT and .SITX archives, the latter providing special compression algorithms based on the type of data being compressed. StuffIt compression programs are commercial packages for compressing and decompressing, while the StuffIt Expander decompressor is free. Smith Micro acquired StuffIt in 2005 as part of its purchase of Allume Systems (formerly Aladdin Systems).
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StuffIt Deluxe 2009 for Windows Key Features: *StuffIt Droplets - Automate repetitive tasks like backing up data, uploading files to FTP sites and attaching files to emails.
Improved Finder Integration: StuffIt Deluxe now allows users to multi-task in the Finder while compressing and decompressing files with MagicMenu and StuffIt CM.
StuffIt Deluxe adds CD and DVD burning to support those users looking for a quick and easy file backup solution, and a new indexing service to manage archived data whether stored on or off their PC.
StuffIt Wireless is an innovative suite of compression solutions designed to meet the challenges facing the wireless industry today.
StuffIt Destinations provides support for email, FTP and iDisk file transfers, and also allows files to be burned to CD/DVD or moved to a local or network folder.
In addition to providing full support for the Zip file format, StuffIt Wireless for Windows Mobile includes the StuffIt X file format which allows users to compress files more efficiently, and also allows the compression of file types, such as JPEG images, that Zip is unable to compress.
Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, StuffIt, StuffIt Expander, StuffIt Deluxe, StuffIt Standard Edition, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, StuffIt, StuffIt Image, StuffIt Deluxe and Active Image are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc.
StuffIt Archive Manager allows users to create their own fully-customizable Collections.
StuffIt works with virtually all files and compression formats, such as Zip, to satisfy all users' personal and professional needs, and to ensure that all their photos, music, videos, PowerPoint presentations and other large files are shared or stored securely.
Its leading-edge products simplify communications access over both Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), our media management solutions are quickly being adopted and distributed by carriers throughout the world and our compression technology, StuffIt Wireless, is on its way to establishing a new industry standard.
StuffIt continues to provide best-in-class compression technology, and includes Smith Micro's industry leading patented compression methods designed to provide pixel-perfect compression of image files, audio files, PDFs and Microsoft Office documents.