Download Rar File - Best Software & Apps

  • WinRAR

    5.50

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The king of compressed files

    8
    14136 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
    579 votes
    • PROS: Unzips RAR files easily just like WinRAR, Unzips files quickly, Works on older Macs
    • CONS: Doesn't create RAR archives
  • Bandizip

    6.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    8
    244 votes
    • 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
      102 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
    • 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 Opener

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Simplify compressed files

      9
      20 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.
    • RAR File Open Knife

      7.00

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Super-fast application for RAR files

      8
      205 votes
      • PROS: Unpacks files very quickly, Simple to use
      • CONS: Lacking options, Not attractive
    • SimplyRAR

      1.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      RAR archiver with an easy-to-use interface

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

      4.20

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Recover RAR archive passwords

      4
      518 votes
      • PROS: Step-by-step assistant, Two recovery methods, Benchmarking function
      • CONS: Doesn't include dictionaries, Instructions not very clear
    • iSumsoft RAR Password Refixer

      2.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Unlock password protected RAR/WinRAR archive file.

      8
      23 votes
      • 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
      • RAR for Android

        5.40.build41

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        The king of compressed files

        9
        22 votes
        • PROS: Official application, Excellent compression ratio, Supports the major formats, Integrated with antivirus, Supports the major formats
        • CONS: Interface could be improved
      • WinRAR Unlock

        1.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Unlock password-protected RAR files

        5
        278 votes
        • BruteForcer

          0.9.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Client-server application for cracking passwords

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

          0.009.50

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Watch parts of a video as you unpack it

          7
          171 votes
          • PROS: Lots of video options, Supports a range of formats, Subtitle handling
          • CONS: Playback is sometimes a little jerky
        • RAR Password Recovery 5.0

          5

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          WinRAR password recovery program with easy interface

          6
          21 votes
          • iZip

            (Zip Unzip Unrar Tool) 8.32

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            iPhone
            Mac

            ZIP file management on iPhone/iPad

            7
            16 votes
            • 7Zip Opener

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              All purpose app for compressed files

              7
              3 votes
              • PROS: Compatible with a number of compression formats like 7Zip, Rar, Tar and Zip , Lightweight, takes up very little space
              • CONS: Only decompresses, no compression options.
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            15.50141367.6Windows, Android
            22.25796.2Mac
            3(WinRAR for Mac) 5.102685.2Mac
            41.0.02784.7Windows
            54.205184.5Windows
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