Download Rar File - Best Software & Apps

  • WinRAR

    5.50

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The king of compressed files

    8
    13941 votes
    • PROS: Excellent compression ratio, Supports the major formats, Integrated with antivirus, Excellent compression ratio, Supports the major formats
    • CONS: Interface could be improved, RAR5 files can only be read by WinRAR5
  • UnRarX

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Unzip RAR files on Mac with this WinRAR style extractor

    6
    567 votes
    • PROS: Unzips RAR files easily just like WinRAR, Unzips files quickly, Works on older Macs
    • CONS: Doesn't create RAR archives
  • RAR

    (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Simple file compressor

    5
    268 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
  • RAR to ZIP Converter

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Convert your RAR files to ZIP

    5
    99 votes
    • PROS: Transform RAR files to ZIP, Supports the use of passwords, You can define the level of compression
    • CONS: No advanced features, Doesn't support drag and drop
  • Bandizip

    5.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Compress and decompress Zip, Rar, 7z with fast archiving and Unicode support

    7
    235 votes
    • RAR File Open Knife

      7.00

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Super-fast application for RAR files

      8
      203 votes
      • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
      • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
    • RAR Opener

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Simplify compressed files

      9
      18 votes
      • PROS: Lightweight program that's free and that works, Works with a variety of compression formats including RAR, .Zip and .7Z and .Tar
      • CONS: Small program, doesn't include advanced features.
    • RarZilla Free Unrar

      7.00

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An alternative way to decompress RAR files

      8
      129 votes
      • PROS: Integrates into Windows shell, Unzips rapidly, Allows you to set passwords
      • CONS: Password prompt is annoying
    • RAR Password Cracker

      4.20

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Recover RAR archive passwords

      4
      516 votes
      • PROS: Step-by-step assistant, Two recovery methods, Benchmarking function
      • CONS: Doesn't include dictionaries, Instructions not very clear
    • SimplyRAR

      1.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      RAR archiver with an easy-to-use interface

      6
      42 votes
      • PROS: Allows right clicking of RAR archives, Easy-to-use interface
      • CONS: Developer no longer in business so no support
    • BruteForcer

      0.9.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Client-server application for cracking passwords

      5
      234 votes
      • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Easy to navigate, Cracks RAR passwords
      • CONS: Doesn't come with an installer, Interface is quite plain
    • RAR Expander

      Beta 4 0.8.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Extract RAR files for free

      6
      252 votes
      • PROS: Simple and stable, Supports single and multi part archives, Zips and unzips files
      • CONS: Limited to RAR files, Can't restore corrupted files
    • Free RAR Extract Frog

      7.00

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free RAR Extract Frog, quirky skinnable RAR extractor

      8
      100 votes
      • PROS: Quick, free, minimal fuss, Quirky marketing sure to appeal to hipsters, Takes up very little space
      • CONS: Not exactly a skinnable app as the maker describes
    • RAR for Android

      5.40.build41

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      The king of compressed files

      8
      18 votes
      • PROS: Official application, Excellent compression ratio, Supports the major formats, Integrated with antivirus, Supports the major formats
      • CONS: Interface could be improved
    • iSumsoft RAR Password Refixer

      2.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Unlock password protected RAR/WinRAR archive file.

      7
      18 votes
      • Dziobas Rar Player

        0.009.50

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Watch parts of a video as you unpack it

        7
        170 votes
        • PROS: Lots of video options, Supports a range of formats, Subtitle handling
        • CONS: Playback is sometimes a little jerky
      • iZip

        (Zip Unzip Unrar Tool) 8.32

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone
        Mac

        ZIP file management on iPhone/iPad

        6
        15 votes
        • WinRAR Unlock

          1.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Unlock password-protected RAR files

          5
          277 votes
          • RarMachine

            2.0

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Easy-to-use RAR archiver

            4
            13 votes
            • PROS: Handles RAR files in Mac OS with ease, Integrated into Finder, Easy to use interface
            • CONS: Doesn't compress batches of files
          • Media Locker:Hide Pictures & Videos

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free Application to Protect Media Files with an Encrypted Password

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            No votes yet
            • PROS: Additional file formats such as PPT, TXT and RAR are supported, There is no charge to download and install this application
            • CONS: Users have complained that the number of characters allowed within a password is too low, There can be times when the package crashes during an export
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          15.50139417.6Windows
          22.25676.2Mac
          3(WinRAR for Mac) 5.102685.2Mac
          41.0.02774.6Windows
          54.205164.5Windows