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File Compression (52 programs)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports many formats. Allows you to preview contents.
    CONS: No user interface.
  11. 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.
  12. License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Good compression rates. Can encrypt files. Handles over 30 different formats.
    CONS: Compression only.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Drag and drop support. Easy to use. Supports multiple file types.
    CONS: Can get messy extracting two files at once. Doesn't handle non western characters well.
  18. License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac

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