BetterZip
BetterZip
5.0.2

5.0

BetterZip free download for Mac

BetterZip5.0.2

09 July 2020

Archiving tool.

Overview

BetterZip lets you quickly inspect archives without first extracting their contents.

  • Extract Only Files You Really Need: If you only need a few files or folders from a larger archive, you don't have to extract the whole thing. Simply drag the files you need from the BetterZip window to any Finder window or the desktop.
  • Open Archives Without Extracting: Not only can BetterZip open archives without first extracting them but you can also search for a file using the iTunes-like interface. BetterZip can open and extract archives with the most common formats: ZIP, SIT, TAR, XAR, XZ, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7-Zip, CPIO, ARJ, LZH/LHA, JAR, WAR, CAB, ISO, CHM, RPM, DEB, NSIS, BIN, HQX, DMG, EPUB, and Winmail.dat.
  • Create Archives: Simply drag files and folders from your hard drives, disks, or network places into your new zip file. You no longer have to copy all the files into a temporary folder first. The supported formats are ZIP, TAR, GZip and BZip2 compressed TAR, XAR, 7-ZIP, and RAR (using the external RAR commandline tool). Large archives can also be split.
  • Protect Your Data: BetterZip can protect your data with a password and create AES-256 encrypted archives. 7-zip and rar archives can also be protected.
  • Update Archives: Add new or updated files to existing archives. Remove any file or folder from an archive, or even move files around inside the archive as if it were a normal folder.
  • Make Archives Compatible: Strip Mac-specific files and resource forks from archives for best compatibility with systems like Windows or Linux.

What's new in BetterZip

Version 5.0.2:
    Bug Fixes:
  • Opening certain types of zip archives could crash BetterZip.
  • The volume size setting in presets for the rar format could lead to problems when the size was greater than the actual archive.
  • Prevent a crash when extracting files while they were already extracted for the preview.
  • The encoding detection for Windows zip files didn’t always work correctly.
  • BetterZip no longer trims whitespace characters in the filename patterns in presets.
  • Automator, AppleScript: When extracting with a preset, the settings for conflict resolution were ignored and when the preset was set to show the save panel, it stopped the worklflow.
  • After a compression Automator action, BetterZip quit too fast for Automator, possibly breaking workflows. I have added a short delay to allow Automator to continue.
  • Extracting individual files that had previously been previewed could take longer than expected or even hang completely.
  • Sometimes the __MACOSX folder was not hidden regardless of the option in the View menu.

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How would you rate BetterZip app?

108 Reviews of BetterZip

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5
Ralphbln
08 June 2019
Version: 4.2.3

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Have been using this app since version 2. Never let me down. A must have if you deal with Windows/Linux users on a regular basis (BetterZip filters out all the pesky .DS_store files and other Mac specific cr*p that nobody cares for). Creating compressed files in whatever format is a breeze. Also extracting only selected files from large archives. Developer is very responsive (contacted him twice).
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dabcca
14 June 2019
Version: 4.2.3
Betterzip freezes when opening a folder using 100% CPU resources. Had to force quit and resorted to Keka. Much simpler, more compression options, and doesn't freeze. A shame as I just spent $10 to upgrade to a newer version of Betterzip. WOM (waste of money).
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5
Ralphbln
08 June 2019
Version: 4.2.3
Have been using this app since version 2. Never let me down. A must have if you deal with Windows/Linux users on a regular basis (BetterZip filters out all the pesky .DS_store files and other Mac specific cr*p that nobody cares for). Creating compressed files in whatever format is a breeze. Also extracting only selected files from large archives. Developer is very responsive (contacted him twice).
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2.5
Hugheba
08 April 2019
Version: 4.2.3
Does the job when it works, freezes/hangs more often than it works. I try to avoid using it. Been waiting 5 minutes on "Extracting items temporiarily 0B of 224B"...it can't extract 244B???
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5
drwebmail
13 March 2019
Version: 4.2.2
By far the best out of what exists. Great supportive developer. Updated regularly. Quicklook Preview. Supports nearly all compressed formats. Setup Presets to handle deleting extra file remnants like Hazel. Generous demo policy. Support good developers. Worth the money.
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5
ahmedhatata-ah
05 February 2019
Version: 4.2.2
The best ever archiver utility app I have ever come across in the market , this software is simply works and pleasantly fast and powerful . It really take the archive to the next level . Great company and supportive updates . It's price deserves every piny.
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Aargl
15 November 2018
Version: 4.2.1
Hi! In version 2 it was possible to double-click an app inside an archive and the app was launched, a file and the file opened, a folder and the folder opened... Doesn't seem to be possible any more or am I missing something ? When I double-click on an item, its name is being displayed under the tool bar (like "name_of_the_archive > name_of_the_file") and nothing else happens... :-o If this is true, it loses what made Betterzip interesting to me...
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Jianni
18 October 2018
Version: 4.2
As promised by the dev, today I got warned by the app that version 4.2.1 was ready :) https://macitbetter.com/BetterZip.zip Thanks again for the quick fix for elCap users. Works great and even faster than before !
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Jianni
16 October 2018
Version: 4.2
Updated from 4.1.3 to 4.2 (elCapitan 10.11.6):

Double clicking as usual on archives, nothing happens.
Only way to make the BZ's window open and show the archive content is through "Open" from the menubar or from QuickLook + click in one of the shown archive elements.
Tried the usual actions: trash preferences and caches, but nothing change.

The same issue, in the same OS, is reported by other users as well in some mac forum...
Going back to v.4.1.3, everything works properly
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tx517
20 June 2018
Version: 4.1.3
I have tried BetterZip 4.1.3 (using mainly Stuffit then The Unarchiver for decompressing files).

One very bad surprise has unfortunately appeared: BetterZip has, without my knowledge let alone my consent, totally changed the Finder QuickLook. When QuickLooking an dmg file, a very big QuickLook window appears, which is confusing and unnecessary. It seems there is no option in BetterZip to deactivate this (if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.).

While some people may enjoy this, forcing it on the user is a behaviour that is for me not acceptable.

P.S. Better also states that many dmg files cannot be viewed being encrypted, while they can be mounted without any password...
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p6xu-8kwh
22 March 2018
Version: 4.1
Very nice and works much more smoothly than WinZip or Apple's built in app.
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