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Archiver makes reducing file size, extracting archives, and splitting files fun and easy!

Archives as Easy as Pie. Archiver made working with archives easy. But we knew there was room for improvement, so we stepped up our efforts a gear to make working with archives even easier for you. Archiver 2 brings you a fresh interface, a blazing fast workflow and a quick preview.

Take a Quick Look. Say goodbye to extracting all files in an archive just to see what's inside! With Archiver 2 you can take a sneak peak and preview archives. And it gets better: Archiver lets you extract more...

What's New

Version 2.2.0:
  • New: A gradient background for newer OS X versions to fit in with the new looks
  • Fixed: Graphical issues in newer OS X versions
  • Fixed: RAR plugin installation fails in newer OS X versions
  • Fixed: Missing strings in Russian Localisation
  • Fixed: Crash when removing files before creating an archive
  • Fixed: File compatibility discrepancies

Requirements

OS X 10.8 or later

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Wts Member IconComment+166
Wts
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Ah Archiver why do you sometimes fail me ?

Of course as a stand by i resort to BetterZip or even Keka.

I would like to send the "failed" files to the developer for their analysis however those failed files are my corporate sensitive files.

Archiver seems to have real problems when there is a mixture of zip files within a zip folder.

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Version 2.2.0
polocanada Member IconComment+26
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The problem with Archiver is it constantly leaves out extracting certain archives. It just skips them. This was the issue in later version 1.x and still in version 2.x. For example I have a folder with 500 ZIP and RAR files, individual files or multiples of RAR and ZIP files (one archive split into multiples). It's both RAR and ZIP and it randomly skips some of them, but every time it skips others. When I do the unpacking then manually specifically on the archives it skips, unpacking works fine. There are no error messages in the app or in console either during the individual extracting or when I extract the whole folder with many archives.
I do like Archiver, somehow, I liked the green backpack more and I used it since the early days when it was called Rucksack and at that time it worked still flawlessly.
These are personal files so I can't simply send the archives to the developer to test them.
I will have to look for something else maybe and check back here for updates to see if this issue gets fixed or if it's just random thing.

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Version 2.1.5
itabmedia Member IconReview+1
itabmedia
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Archiver is useful and has a nice interface.
The developer is very helpful and responsive.
I would recommend this app.

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Version 2.1.2
Rubaiyat Member IconComment+567
Rubaiyat
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I use iArchiver which unfortunately doesn't appear in Macupdate's database. Which is why I have added it as a comment.

The reasons why I use it, are it opens ALL archive formats, is fast to use and makes both .zip7 and compressed .dmg files on the fly.

I use .zip7 for the best compression of long term archives I do not often revisit.

I use compressed .dmg for installers, tutorials and archived jobs I want to quickly access without changing them.

RAR etc I only need for opening web archives and it puzzles me why anybody bothers with it. It doesn't seem to have any good points at all.

What is confusing is the number of archive utilities with similar names and backpack icons. Lack of imagination or deliberate confusion?

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Version 2.1.0
Rubaiyat
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btw I do own a copy of Archiver but have shelved it, it simply is not as good as iArchiver, which I forget also converts archives into the superior formats I want.

Pl_svn
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... you do realize that iArchiver is the former name of Archiver, right? ;-) (at first released as iArchiver, changed to Rucksack then, finally, to just Archiver)

and that Dare to Be Creative Ltd is the former name of the company behind it? ;-)

Rubaiyat
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You are absolutely right, same developer address.

Then what have they done to it (besides sell me 2 versions of the same program)?

iArchiver v1.7 has a better UI to my mind, with Create/Extract/Convert at my fingertips and a Files field where I can see and check the contents before/after archiving. Archiver 2.03 just as a drop target that I can see.

Rubaiyat
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Another gripe, my Archiver was somehow purchased from the US App store and now won't upgrade in my local App Store.

It lists as a purchase but won't update.

azazel- Member IconComment+1
azazel-
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So, just to clarify:

Incredible Bee Ltd. sold Archiver on the Mac App Store, then pulled 'Archiver' from the store...can't download it from past purchases, it's *gone*. They then rename the program THE Archiver, and put it back up on the store, with no way for past customers to do anything but shell out the money for the new version.

Rather shady.

All somewhat of a moot point however, since the overall quality, features and stability can't hold a candle to the much better Entropy archiving program, which costs the same.

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Version 2.0.3
azazel-
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Clarification, doesn't seem to be renamed any longer on the App Store. Interesting.

Mr. Dreck Drivel Member IconComment+3
Mr. Dreck Drivel
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Okay. Let me see if I've sorted out the back-and-forth between early adopters like myself and the developer. As pleasant and patient as the dev has been fielding these complaints, it still doesn't change the fact that the intro price for new users is cheaper than the upgrade price for those of us who took a chance on this product early on. I don't care if the intro price will go back up later, I think it's an accepted premise in these cases that upgraders have a significant savings over new users -- no matter the intro price or how nice the new version may be. I really like the product; I'm just confused by the biz concepts of Incredible Bee.

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Version 2.0.1
Gl0tzk0wski Member IconReview+7
Gl0tzk0wski
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Great software but the badest investment what i've made. Archiver is not cheap, but with an absurd discount of 2€ for existing customers i moved it to the trash.

PS: The market for each product is not endless, its stupid to anger existing customers.

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Version 2.0.1
StevenLi5983 Member IconComment+0
StevenLi5983
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Create dmg archive for version 2?

I couldn't seem to find this option under version 2. Any suggestions?

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Version 2.0.1
Sgginc Member IconComment+226
Sgginc
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The price just dropped from $16.99 to $14.99 as I was writing this.

Still no upgrade price.

Do these developers know what their doing?

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Version 2.0.1
Sgginc
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I guess it's $16.99 for new users and
$14.99 to upgrade.

Way too much!!!!

Sgginc
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So the first time users pay $16.99
and to upgrade for your loyal customers
is $14.99, a $2 savings?

Mikebore Member IconComment+26
Mikebore
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Upgrade price (from FAQ section) and new purchase price are the same for a Family Pack from the UK, both are £15.49 (probably plus VAT).

Having paid £24.00 only eight months ago I am going back to OSX's built in Archive Utility.

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Version 2.0.1
Mikebore
+1

Thanks for fixing glitch. Is the upgrade discount really only £1? ....or is there still a glitch? Upgrade is now showing as £14.49, and new purchase £15.49. In all my years of software buying I have never come across such a paltry upgrade discount.

Mikebore
+2

No I am not confusing anything. The confusion is at Incredible Bee. Today I have had another email saying there has been yet another glitch and the real discount is meant to be £3 for Archive 1 to Archive 2 upgrade. I am waiting for a few more glitches to be sorted by which time the discount might be worthwhile. What is really bugging me is that I paid £24 for Archiver 1 only 8 months ago.

Sgginc
+0

I don't see any upgrade price.
I'm close to wiping this from my system.

Mikebore
+0

Sgginc, the upgrade for existing license holders is buried in the FAQs down at the bottom of the page.

Sgginc
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I clicked on:
"Is there an upgrade discount?"
Then the "Upgrade" link.

Current going price is $14.99.
If this is the correct upgrade price I'm trashing it.

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Date 30 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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