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  1. UnRarX 2.2
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    UnRarX 2.2
    Description

    UnRarX is a free WinRAR-style tool for Mac which allows you to unzip RAR files. It's easy to use via drag and drop and is powerful enough to deal...

    6
    414 ratings
    4.2M downloads
    • Pros: Unzips RAR files easily just like WinRAR
    • Cons: Doesn't create RAR archives
  2. The Unarchiver 3.11.1
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    The Unarchiver 3.11.1
    Description

    The Unarchiver is designed as a more complete replacement for the Archive Utility app that's built-into OS X. The Unarchiver is better than the...

    6
    231 ratings
    1.8M downloads
    • Pros: Very fast
    • Cons: No 64-bit version
  3. WinZip Mac Edition 4
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    WinZip Mac Edition 4
    Description

    WinZip was on the first file compression and decompression applications for Windows and still remains popular. It's taken years to reach the Mac...

    5
    78 ratings
    1.2M downloads
    • Pros: Good integration with OS X
    • Cons: Supports a few formats
  4. 7zX 1.7.1
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    7zX 1.7.1
    Description

    Most people on the Mac use Stuffit Expander to compress and decompress files but there are some occasions where this either doesn't produce the...

    5
    149 ratings
    999K downloads
    • Pros: Free to use
    • Cons: Doesn't have a GUI - requires dragging and dropping of files
  5. RAR 5.10
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    RAR (WinRAR for Mac) 5.10
    Description

    RAR for Mac is a lightweight compression tool for Macs, that can unpack most common compressed file formats such as ZIP and JAR. RAR is a powerful...

    4
    159 ratings
    2.9M downloads
    • Pros: Seamless compression resulting in low file sizes
    • Cons: No GUI - command line only
  6. Stuffit Expander 15.0.7
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Stuffit Expander 2011 15.0.7
    Description

    Stuffit Expander is the most widely used expander and decoder utility on Mac. Although there are now several other options out there, Stuffit...

    5
    34 ratings
    2.0M downloads
    • Pros: Drag and drop interface
    • Cons: Installs a lot of extra components
  7. RAR Expander 0.8.5
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    RAR Expander 0.8.5 Beta 4
    Description

    If you need to open RAR files on Mac then your options are more limited than on Windows. However, RAR Expander opens WinRAR archives quickly and...

    5
    169 ratings
    2.4M downloads
    • Pros: Simple and stable
    • Cons: Limited to RAR files
  8. Zipeg 2.9.2.1253
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Zipeg 2.9.2.1253
    Description

    If you have to decompress files regularly, especially image files, you may find Zipeg interesting. It's definitely one of the nicest image...

    6
    46 ratings
    406K downloads
    • Pros: Allows you to thumbnail preview zipped images
    • Cons: Previews can be slow in appearing
  9. SimplyRAR 1.10
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    SimplyRAR 1.10
    Description

    SimplyRAR is an easy-to-use file archiver for your Mac. One of the problems with RAR archivers for the Mac like RAR - which is essentially the same...

    6
    36 ratings
    313K downloads
    • Pros: Allows right clicking of RAR archives
    • Cons: Developer no longer in business so no support
  10. ALZip 1.1
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    ALZip 1.1
    Description

    7
    6 ratings
    49.1K downloads
    • Pros: Fast
    • Cons: Few supported formats
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