I’ve been using DropZip (no link for you) for all my, um, zipping for as long as I can remember – no more!
Packaging up Tasks Pro™ at 1.4mb zipped was taking 2-3 minutes per archive – it was driving me nuts! On top of that, I was getting reports from WinZip users that they couldn’t expand single zipped files (like the language files).
A quick jaunt over to VersionTracker and Zippist now has a permenent place in my dock. This puppy zipped the Tasks Pro archive to the same size in about 25 seconds… hello!
Zippist is by Tagaya, Yoichi; the author of R-Name (another utility I dearly love). Wonderful work sir, thank you very much.
If your running panther you can simply right (control) click on the item or folder you want zipped and select “Create archive of ___”
Wow, what a poorly named menu option…
The built-in util was just as fast as Zippist, but only compressed the file to 1.6mb instead of 1.4. That seems odd considering they are probably both using the same unix utility under the hood – I guess w/ different compression settings.
I’ve actually had problems unzipping a Panther archive on Windows.
And even once or twice I couldn’t unzip an archive I made from the contextual menu in the Finder just a few minutes earlier!
Zippist it is then. 🙂
izarc. try it out…
No Mac version… we’re talking about Mac utilities here.
the download link doesn’t work, plz upload the file to a new location