StuffIt Expander 2011
StuffIt Expander 2011 is a lightweight and simple-to-use program that allows you to quickly decompress SITX and ZIP archive files. It is easy to install and configure by individuals of any level of experience.
The interface of the application is based on a clean and stylish window where you can select files for decompressing by using either the file browser or 'drag and drop' method.
Unfortunately, you cannot extract content from multiple archive files at the same time. So, all you have to do is specify the destination directory and proceed with the extraction procedure.
From the 'Settings' screen, you can enable StuffIt Expander 2011 to deliver output files in the same location as the source ones, to create a surrounding folder when the archive contains multiple items, and to delete archives after the extraction procedure is done. Additionally, you can make file associations.
The straightforward software solution runs on a moderate amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time, includes a help file, and quickly finishes an extraction task. We have not come across any issues during our evaluation; StuffIt Expander 2011 did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs.
On the downside, it does not support other file types, such as RAR or 7Z. On top of that, you cannot set StuffIt Expander 2011 to automatically open the output folder or to minimize to the system tray area. Nevertheless, first-time users may quickly adapt to this app's features, thanks to its intuitive layout and overall simplicity.