Supported Files
System Requirements
Mac OS 10.3.9 or later
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GUI Tar :: Version History Version 1.2.4 (13 January 2013)
  • GUI Tar retired.
  • Source code for version 1.2.4 released.
Version 1.2.4 (25 January 2011)
  • Improved calculation of file sizes listed in the compression table.
  • Minor UI improvements.
  • Optimizations and clean up for a leaner application.
Version 1.2.3 (12 September 2009)
  • Fixes for Mac OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard" compatbility.
Version 1.2.2 (15 March 2009)
  • Removed alert dialogs from appearing after successfully completing a task.
  • Removed further unnecessary messages being sent to the system logs.
Version 1.2.1 (8 March 2009)
  • Added "Recent Searches" to the console log search field.
  • Removed unnecessary messages being sent to the system logs.
  • Duplicate entries cannot be added to the Compressor list.
Version 1.2.0 (28 February 2009)
  • Added the Console Log.
  • Added zip compression support.
  • Compressor lists correct sizes for folders.
  • Added Universal Binary versions of 7za and unrar.
  • Corrected minor bugs and added error correction.
  • Note: GUI Tar 1.2 requires Mac OS 10.3.9 or later.
Version 1.1.1 (26 September 2007)
  • Archives will now extract the files into their own containing folder.
  • Uncompressing Zip files excludes the unnecessary __MACOSX files.
  • Compressor file list displays the size of the files.
  • Minor interface changes
Version 1.1.0 (30 November 2006)
  • Added support for 7-zip (.7z), Bzipped tar archives (.tbz), and UNIX compressed files (.Z)
  • Now available as a Universal Binary for both Intel and PPC Macs.
  • Updated Help system.
  • Full support for zip and bzip2 on earlier versions of Mac OS X
  • New icons for 7z, bzip2, and tbz.
Version 1.0.2 (28 April 2005)
  • Last selected Compression Type is retained.
  • Corrected the misspelling of the menu item "Deselect All".
  • Updated Check For Updates, which alerts the user of the newest version of GUI Tar.
  • Updated Help System, which includes the man pages instead of referring to external man (web) pages. Also, updated font sizes so they appear more consistent across OS 10.1-10.3.
  • Does not show a dialog box when compressing a Drag & Drop file, it just beeps.
  • Displays the file being extracted in the progress window.
  • Opening a file dialog will open to the last viewed location.
Version 1.0.1 (5 December 2004)
  • Fully Mac OS 10.3 compatible
  • Ability to uncompress .rar and .svgz files
  • Clear All menu quickly removes all file listings from Compressor's file table
Version 1.0.0 (20 March 2004)
  • Final 1.0 version released
  • The backspace and delete keys can be used to remove items from the Compressor file list.
  • A sound is emitted, signaling that files were successfully dropped into the Compressor file list table.
Version 1.0.0 Beta (29 February 2004)
  • Beta 1 released