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BetterZip Quick Look Generator lets you view the contents of compressed archives through Leopard's Quick Look. Simply select an archive in the Finder, in Mail, or Spotlight and press the spacebar. You will immediately be presented with a neatly formatted table of the archive's contents that you can browse.

The currently supported archive formats are: ZIP, TAR, GZip, BZip2, ARJ, LZH, ISO, CHM, CAB, CPIO, RAR, 7-Zip, DEB, RPM, SIT, DiskDoubler, BinHex, and MacBinary.

You can change various view options, set whether hidden files in the archive should be displayed or not, and whether you wish to look into file more...

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Fixes a few problems with previous versions, e.g., the latest WebKit (i.e., Safari 5) led to the BetterZip QL generator printing the header over the archive contents. Nasty. Certain tar archives couldn't be viewed anymore and a few other smaller problems.
  • I have also found a way to store your settings without editing a configuration file by hand, like it was necessary in previous more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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izeta Member IconReview+2
izeta
+1

Simple & lightweight and works with 10.8 MOuntain Lion

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Version 1.2
Jimw Member IconComment+455
Jimw
+0

Does not seem to work in Mountain Lion

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Version 1.2
Jimw
+0

I take that back. Had a copy error when adding it to my library. Works fine. Sorry about that!

RodrigoT7166
+0

working perfect on mavericks 10.9

Blamanche Member IconReview+38
Blamanche
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Big help! Thanks, I have had no problems. Does exactly what is says but I agree w/ Richtheone. Merci Beaucoup Fishscale!

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Version 1.2
rtheone Member IconReview+5
rtheone
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The rows in the displayed list of files are too far apart (too much spacing). Only about 15 files can be seen in a standard view. I think the line density should be at least three times higher.

Also, I really miss the ability to close and open folders hierarchically.

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Version 1.2
Fishscale
+1

I don't know if this is what you want but I have found a modded version of this excellent quicklook plugin. By examining what this user did to modify the plugin you can probably make one that suits your needs. I prefer the old style but maybe some of you want everything to look lion...

https://github.com/farfanoide/BetterZ-QuickLook-plugin-theme-for-Lion

This plugin deserves much more than 1 1/2 stars. Do you know of any plugin that does anything close to this? I sure as heck don't. Be grateful for something, you could have nothing.

rtheone Member IconComment+5
rtheone
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Invisible files are showing up in the list even if they are ticked off in the "Configuration" section of BetterZip!!!
(The same thing goes for package contents.)

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Version 1.2
GeoProf Member IconReview+881
GeoProf
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Works with Lion AND 7-Zip, Woohoo! Thanks, developer!

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Version 1.2
Istra Member IconReview+41
Istra
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one word: fan-ta-stic!

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Version 1.2
Roro01 Member IconReview+0
Roro01
+1

The best of its kind

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Version 1.2
Fishscale Member IconComment+868
Fishscale
+5

Thank you, thank you, thank you! If your don't use this QL plugin your missing out, most QL plugins died on SL but this kept on kicking and now is even updated.

The dev could have made this plugin only compatible with betterzip but allows even those who don't own betterzip to use it, and function fully.

I would definitely thank the developer with a donation or buy betterzip or at least an email of appreciation. No I am not affiliated with the dev, I just think we should help the dev keep making our computers handle archives easier, taking less time, and a lot less headaches. Good mac software at a good price.

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Version 1.2
BrentB Member IconComment+21
BrentB
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Was great when it worked, but really needs to be updated. The list it displays is jumbled at the top, as shown in this pic: http://i47.tinypic.com/33degir.jpg

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Version 1.1
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RodrigoT7166
Version 1.2
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RONIN427
Version 1.2
user icon+14
Drking
Version 1.2
user icon+1789
Misha
Version 1.2
user icon+25
Jolly_joker
Version 1.2
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Downloads 18,516
Version Downloads 10,091
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Date 05 Oct 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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