When you think of a juicer, you think of fruits and vegetables being squeeze so hard that all their juice runs out and gets collected. File Juicer works similarly on Mac files, but is more of a Swiss Army Knife for files.
File Juicer can pull images from PowerPoint, PDF files, and from flash cards which have been erased. It can extract images from Safari’s browser cache, and pull images from email archives. It even attaches files to images using steganography so you can hide messages within images.
It does all this data snooping by opening almost any type of file on your Mac. That’s why File Juice bills itself as a digital can opener, or data archaeologist.
How does it work? Drag and drop. If you drop one of these files (JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, Zip, HTML, WAV, MP3, AVI, MOV, MPG, WMV, MP4, AU, AIFF or text file– over 100 files) onto File Juicer it extracts detailed meta data after examining the file, then saves it to your Desktop.
If your Mac is lost or stolen, File Juicer can squeeze the photos from your iPod. And it can save you from purchasing a separate app just to find photos or files on an accidentally erased flash card.
File Juicer Preferences give you options on which files to extract, which format to save, and where.
This handy dandy app can even extra text within a binary data file. It’s versatile enough to recover albums from a damaged iPhoto library, and can strip icons from images.
File Juicer is actually fun to use, and can dig through Safari cache files for photos in an instant.