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File Compression (52 programs)

  1. The Unarchiver

    4.3.5
    • 3.7
    • (719 votes)

    Open Archived Files in Seconds

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Straightforward installation, Supports a wide variety of archive file formats, Free to use, Opens your archive files fast
    CONS: Sometimes cannot open two files at once, Slightly lackluster interface
  2. UnRarX

    2.2
    • 3.2
    • (938 votes)

    Free file extraction tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lightweight, Malware detector, Automatic updater, User-friendly user interface, Drag-and-drop functionality
    CONS: Inconsistent updates, Doesn't construct RAR files due to the inability of the Mac OS
  3. WinZip

    8
    • 3.2
    • (515 votes)

    Simple file zipping solution

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use, Cross-platform, AES encryption, Attractive user interface, One-click and drag and drop, Integration with email and cloud services
    CONS: Not an extensive list of file formats
  4. SimplyRAR

    1.10
    • 3.2
    • (89 votes)

    RAR archiver with an easy-to-use interface

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows right clicking of RAR archives, Easy-to-use interface
    CONS: Developer no longer in business so no support
  5. Dr. Unarchiver

    1.0
    • 3.9
    • (58 votes)

    Free App for Software Users

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Only app of its kind, Supports a wide range of archive formats
    CONS: Only available to Mac users, The app format is rather bland
  6. Stuffit Expander

    16.2
    • 3.3
    • (335 votes)

    The most popular file expander and decoder for Macs

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    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
  7. Zipeg

    2.9.4.1316
    • 2.7
    • (119 votes)

    Browse and extract zip files

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Allows you to thumbnail preview zipped images, Easy to use, Supports a wide range of formats
    CONS: Previews can be slow in appearing
  8. BetterZip

    5.2
    • 3.2
    • (56 votes)

    Compress zip and tar archives

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  9. ALZip

    1.1
    • 2.3
    • (52 votes)

    Cute and easy to use compression utility

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Simple to use, Very fast, Allows you to choose applications to decompress to
    CONS: Can't create RAR files
  10. Pacifist

    4.0.2
    • 3.4
    • (30 votes)

    Super versatile compression and extraction tool

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Handles a wide range of file types, Excellent for rolling-back updates
    CONS: Rolling back updates with Pacify can pose security risks
  11. 7zX

    1.7.1
    • 2.8
    • (213 votes)

    7zip archives and more in a click

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Free to use, Works with several major compression formats, Doesn't require installation to unzip, Allows passwords
    CONS: Doesn't have a GUI - requires dragging and dropping of files, No batch processing
  12. Keka

    1.0.3
    • 3.2
    • (115 votes)

    Free mutliformat compressor for Mac OS X

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use, Extracts from a wide range of formats, Protect archives with passwords, Integration with context menu
    CONS: No previews of files possible, Context menu access only works in OS X
  13. iZip

    2.4
    • 2.1
    • (50 votes)

    Unzip and compress ZIP, RAR and ZIPX files

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    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
  14. RAR Expander

    0.8.5
    • 2.9
    • (279 votes)

    Extract RAR files for free

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Simple and stable, Supports single and multi part archives, Zips and unzips files
    CONS: Limited to RAR files, Can't restore corrupted files
  15. p7zip

    9.04
    • 3
    • (37 votes)

    Powerful command line compression tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports many formats, Allows you to preview contents
    CONS: No user interface
  16. Express Zip Mac Compression Software

    9.19
    • 4.3
    • (14 votes)

    Express Zip Mac File Compression Software

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  17. iPackr

    1.50
    • 4.1
    • (16 votes)

    iPackr - Compress your files for free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports various file formats, Drag and drop file compression, Supports older file names, Support for multi-volume drives
    CONS: Resource intensive when in operation, Limited OS support, Only supports 64-bit processors, Copies files to HDD before compressing them
  18. StuffIt

    15.0.2
    • 3.1
    • (41 votes)

    The most popular compression tool for Mac

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Good compression rates, Can encrypt files, Handles over 30 different formats
    CONS: Compression only
  19. StuffIt Deluxe

    15.0.2
    • 3.9
    • (21 votes)

    Powerful file compressor and expander

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports over 30 file formats, Previews archives, Plugins for iPhoto and Aperture archives, Integration with MobileMe
    CONS: Bloated compared to some compression tools
  20. Rar-7Z Extractor

    2.5.0
    • 3
    • (8 votes)

    A full version app for Mac, by EffectMatrix

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac

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