File extraction app Pacifist gets a full rewrite for macOS Monterey
What you need to know
- Popular macOS file extraction app Pacifist has been updated to version 4.
- The new update is a complete rewrite in Swift 5.
The update sees a big performance and user experience improvement over previous versions.
Pacifist, a popular app for working with macOS package files, has been updated to version 4. That update brings with it a complete rewrite, with the app compatible with Apple silicon and macOS Monterey.
With support for Apple's latest processors as well as a complete Swift 5 rewrite, Pacifist 4 is now faster than ever with developer CharlesSoft saying that the update has "a focus on multi-threadedness, resulting in a lot of performance and user-experience improvements."
There's a lengthy list of changes in the release notes for Pacifist 4, with just some of the changes including:
- Completely rewritten in Swift 5
- Optimized for Apple Silicon
- Redesigned, modernized UI
- Full support for modern versions of macOS
- Added command-line interface
- Added browser plug-ins for Chrome and Firefox
- Expanded support for analyzing existing installations, beyond simply kernel extensions
- Support for Asset Catalog files
- Support for Mac OS 9 Installation Tome files
- Fixed some bugs that could cause certain packages not to open properly
- Verify phase now correctly checks checksums for all file types, including symbolic links and Mach-O binary files
- Added Preferences option to change the default setting of the "Use Administrator Privileges" check box
- Added Preferences option to disable automatic opening in the Finder after extraction
- Numerous performance optimizations
Pacifist is a free download with a $20 purchase required after a trial. You can download the app, and learn more, on the developer website now.