Download File Tools for Mac - Best Software & Apps

  • RAR

    5.71

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    274 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
    15 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Clean interface, Fast transfers, Cross platform
    • CONS: Requires disconnecting devices from iCloud
  • 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
    132 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
  • JDownloader

    0.89

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Open source download manager for Rapidshare and more

    7
    251 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
  • 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 Viewer

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    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
  • iZip

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Mac

    Unzip and compress ZIP, RAR and ZIPX files

    5
    33 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
  • 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
10.892516.5Windows,Mac
22011 15.0.72576.3Mac,Windows
33.2.1.2725.8Windows,Mac
45.712745.2Mac
5for Mac 1.51325.1Mac
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