Download File Tools for Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • RAR

    (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    273 votes
    • PROS: Seamless compression resulting in low file sizes, Huge array of options and settings, Intuitive Quick-Start feature
    • CONS: No GUI - command line only, Requires purchasing a license
  • Stuffit Expander

    2011 15.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    The most popular file expander and decoder for Macs

    6
    257 votes
    • PROS: Drag and drop interface, Over 30 supported formats, 512 and AES 256-bit encryption
    • CONS: Installs a lot of extra components, Doesn't archive - only decompresses
  • AnyTrans for Mac

    7.0.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    iOS file transfers made easy

    7
    14 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Clean interface, Fast transfers, Cross platform
    • CONS: Requires disconnecting devices from iCloud
  • JDownloader

    0.89

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Open source download manager for Rapidshare and more

    7
    250 votes
    • PROS: Optimised for Rapidshare and Megaupload, Avoids waiting times for free Rapidshare downloads
    • CONS: Java makes it a bit slow, Other download managers provide faster downloads
  • Open Any File

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Open Any File - Discover how to open any file format

    3
    3 votes
    • PROS: Can open or recommend apps for most file formats, Checksum verification helps ensure integrity of downloaded files
    • CONS: Does nothing more than recommend which apps to use , Checksums and hexdump likely irrelevant for most users
  • Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing

    1.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Share files easily with Zapya

    5
    5 votes
    • PROS: Simple user interface, Unlimited file transfer, User groups, Integral media player
    • CONS: User groups limited
  • iFunBox

    for Mac 1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free file manager for iPhone, iPods and iPads

    5
    131 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy access to iPhone's contents, Support for drag-and-drop, Thumbnail preview of image files
    • CONS: Ad supported , Windows inspired interface
  • File Viewer

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Free and Streamlined File Viewing Software for Personal Computers

    7
    15 votes
    • PROS: File viewer is free to download, This software package will recognise nearly every file type
    • CONS: The contents of files cannot be modified, There can be rare occasions when a specific format is not recognised
  • iPhone Explorer

    3.2.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Browse and change your iOS device file tree

    6
    72 votes
    • PROS: Browse the file tree of iOS
    • CONS: Unstable, Difficult to manage files, Potentially dangerous
  • Beyond Compare

    4.2.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A Free File Management and Comparison Tool

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Easy to understand the comparisons, Compatible with most file types
    • CONS: Interface takes time to get used to, Free version has a limited trial period
  • File Transfer

    3.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    An Easy Way to Transfer Files Between Different Devices

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Quick transfers, Share videos, pictures, documents, apps, Instant notifications, On-device file management
    • CONS: Doesn’t really work out of the box as advertised, UI isn’t the best, The ability to transfer data should be free, Free version is inundated with ads
  • iZip

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Mac

    Unzip and compress ZIP, RAR and ZIPX files

    5
    32 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with ZIPX, Opens archives like a disk, Allows you to share files on files.com, Easy to use
    • CONS: No previews, Only supports a few formats, Not much customisation possible
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
10.892506.5Windows, Mac
22011 15.0.72576.3Mac, Windows
33.2.1.2725.8Windows, Mac
4(WinRAR for Mac) 5.102735.2Mac
5for Mac 1.51315.1Mac
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