Pacifist is a popular macOS file extraction tool that allows users to view and extract multiple file formats, including PKG, DMG, XAR, and TAR. The app recently received a major update with Pacifist 4.0, which brings support for Apple Silicon, Swift 5 code, a redesigned interface and more.
According to the developers, Pacifist was completely rewritten from scratch in order to become faster and more powerful. The app is now based on the Swift 5 language, and also runs on the Apple Silicon platform, meaning the Pacifist now makes full use of the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
The interface has been redesigned with a more modern look, while the app has got even more advanced tools such as a command line interface, support for Asset Catalog and Mac OS 9 Installation Tome files, as well as a browser extension compatible with Chrome and Firefox.
You can see the complete change log below:
- Completely rewritten in Swift 5
- Optimized for Apple Silicon
- Redesigned, modernized user interface
- Full support for modern versions of macOS
- Added command line interface
- Add browser add-ons for Chrome and Firefox
- Extended support for analysis of existing installations, beyond ordinary kernel extensions
- Support for Asset Catalog files
- Support for Mac OS 9 Tome installation files
- Fixed some bugs that could have caused certain packages to not open properly
- Fixed a bug that caused crashes on some users’ machines
- Fixed a bug that caused browser add-ons and / or the command line tool to not install correctly in some situations
- Improved the appearance of the introductory screen on screens other than Retina
- The verification phase now correctly checks checksums for all file types, including symbolic links and Mach-O binaries
- Added Preferences option to change the default setting in the “Use administrator privileges” checkbox.
- Added Preferences option to disable automatic opening in the Finder after extraction
- Numerous performance optimizations
You can try Pacifist 4 for free, while a full license costs $ 20. The application requires a Mac computer with macOS Yosemite 10.10.3 or later and is fully compatible with macOS Monterey. You can download it from the developer’s website.
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