This makes Springy an excellent archiving utility, particularly where ease of use is desired. If you can find your way through bunch of files in Finder, you would do so in Springy in matter of seconds:
Springy Features at a glance:
* Open and browse the contents of an archive or disk image without being forced to extract any file from it.
* Quickly extract all files or only files of choice from an archive or disk image.
* Modify the contents of an existing archive or disk image on the fly: add, overwrite, delete and rename files in the archive or disk image.
* Full Drag & Drop support for archiving and extracting from and into Mac OS X Finder.
* Edit and modify any file in an archive or disk image by double click.
* Live preview of many types of files inside archive, without extracting.
* Archiving and extracting tasks may be accomplished quickly and efficiently using Finder contextual menu.
* Browsing files in archives and disk images and extracting particular file or folder using hierarchical Finder contextual menu.
* Support for all most widely used archiving and compression formats: ZIP, TAR, RAR, PAX, CPIO, CPGZ, GZIP, BZIP2, Unix Compress, SIT, JAR and DMG and ISO disk images. Support for more will come in future releases.
New in version 1.5.2:
* Support for creation and extraction of binary split ZIP archives (compatible with split ZIP archives made by 7-zip).
* Easy setting of Springy as a default application for some of or all supported archive types in user preferences (application only).
* Software License Agreement is not displayed when mounting source image if it is a part of standard automatic update process (this was just annoying people).
* Fixed bug which caused Springy to repeatedly ask for a password to extract encrypted files from RAR archive, even though the correct password was entered already.
* Fixed bug which caused wrong interpretation and parsing of name of the file in archive, it the name started with single letter followed by a dash '/' character.
* Contextual menu plug in does not hang and lock further operation any more whenever a user right-clicks large file which is not an archive (contextual menu plug-in only).
* Contextual menu plug in does not hang and lock further operation and eventually crash Finder any more whenever a user right-clicks on many (1000 and more) files (contextual menu plug-in only).
* Fixed bug which caused Springy contextual menu plug-in to crash Finder during automatic update (contextual menu plug-in only).
* Fixed bug which prevented purchasing using built-in functionality in the application running under Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.x). As a matter of fact, this was a bug in Kagi KRM module.
* Fixed bug which caused Springy to show "Compress" menu option in Tiger for folders, instead for files (contextual menu plug-in only).
Pricing and Availability:
The price for Springy starts at $19.95 (USD) for single license, $24.95 for family license and $34.95 for site license. The quantity discount is available for site licenses. These prices include both Springy application and Contextual Menu plug-in. Users can enjoy Springy in almost its full functionality for free; it will never expire, with no reminders to register. By licensing Springy, supports further development and improvements. Licensed users take priority in support and feature requests.
To use Springy application with archives bigger than 50MB in size, or archives that contain more than 500 files or folders, and to browse archive or disk image using Finder Contextual Menu plug-in , users need to purchase and license the application.