File Juicer full review

File Juicer extracts files that are embedded in other documents. It will read just about any file format byte by byte, looking for audio, text, image, HTML, and archive formats. It exports the results to a folder of your choice. So far, so functional. It’s only when you begin to think about possible applications that File Juicer gets interesting.

Imagine you have a large PowerPoint presentation, authored on a PC and chock full of images you need to get your hands on. You can’t open it on your Mac with the Office tools you have – but File Juicer will fillet those images out for you. If you ask it nicely, it’ll strip out the text too.

Another scenario. You have a report that needs editing, but it’s been sent to you as a PDF. Normally, you’d need Acrobat Professional to make any changes – but File Juicer can rebuild the file as a Word document instead. It can also be used to extract data from damaged disks and corrupt documents.

The application’s very easy to use. Just drag and drop the file you want to ‘juice’. The document is quickly processed and a new folder is created on your desktop. Open it and you’ll find the component parts that File Juicer recognises handily separated into individual folders. You can change the location of default files through the application’s Preferences. That’s where you’ll find a full list of the file types the program supports too.

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