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Zipeg is an absolutely free universal .rar and .zip file opener. This tiny but mighty utility also opens .tar, .tgz, .bzip2 and many other compressed archives. Zipeg is very simple and intuitive to use and works on Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger on both Intel and PowerPC macs. Zipeg supports password protected and multipart zip and rar files.

If you ever needed single song, picture or document out of huge archive - Zipeg might be exactly what you need.

Zipeg allows:

  • to see what's inside archive before you extract;
  • to open files in Preview or other associated application directly from the more...

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Version 2.9.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Jimleff Member IconComment+56

Requires installation of Java SE 6 Runtime. "Requirements" should note this.

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Version 2.9.4
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Version 2.9.4
bbw7 Member IconReview+313

A very good application, particularly for the price. It is the only free, non-command line app that I have found that can browse/preview an archive file -- if others do so, they don't make it clear in their MU software descriptions. Works well and have had no problems with it. Appears to work on just about any archive-file format.

I gave it a relatively low ease of use rating because of the paucity of documentation; however, once one figures it out, it is very easy to use. I'd just say to anyone trying it out, that you must first open a file before previewing or extracting; no doubt this is obvious to more savvy users, but for others the interface may at first be less scrutable -- as it was for me.

I'm running it on a MPBP with OS 10.6.8

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Version 2.9.3
Jumbobob Member IconReview+68

works very good.

Thank you!

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Version 2.9.3
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+649
B. Jefferson Le Blanc

After more than a year it's good to see an update to this nifty little utility. I thought the poor little lamb had been orphaned. ;-)

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Version 2.9.3
Rondfranks Member IconReview+68

I really appreciate being able to see the files inside the archive and drag them out individually if I want. 7zip file support is also something I need. Great program.

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As far as I can tell There is no drag and drop support - witch is shame!!!
Please add drag end drop!

Rondfranks Member IconComment+68

When running the update from within the previous version it says the software was up to date.

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Irontooth Member IconComment+1

Version 2.9.0 crashes upon launch on my G3 system running 10.4.11 - The crash log gives an 'incompatible cpu-subtype' message. Is this a necessary result of the latest improvements, or is it due to an oversight while building the package?

I especially like Zipeg for opening downloaded (legal) music archives, as I can drag and drop directly from the Zipeg application window to the iTunes icon to add the music to my library.

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Utrunn Member IconComment+115

The functionality is there but I really did not like the icon it assigns archives. I realize I could just replace the file, but I want different archive types to have different icons. I even edited the plist file and changed the icon names but it still didn't work. Really disappointed...

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Version 2.8
Leo Kuznetsov (Developer)

Thanks for pointing this out. I will add it as a bug and will try to work on it for the future release.

Joshuaizzle Member IconReview+1

Zipeg is simple and works great. I use it on my MacBook. I personally use it to open up .Rar and .Zip files. I believe it is opensource and always follows through on updates. I'm a musician I like to exchange my cd's with other bands, and when they send over an album, I use Zipeg to extract it. It automatically opens up Zipeg when you open your downloaded file.

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Version 2.8
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Version 2.9.3
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Downloads 59,700
Version Downloads 18,919
License Free
Date 20 Jul 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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