BetterZip
BetterZip
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BetterZip for Mac

19 March 2021

Archiving tool.

What is BetterZip for Mac

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 5.1:
New features:
  • BetterZip is now a universal app that supports the new Apple Silicon based Macs natively.
  • Added a new Quick Look extension: Finder can use this in the preview sidebar and when in column view where the previous QL generator was not used. Unlike the old-style generator, the new extension is not HTML, but based on standard UI elements which gives it a more natural look and feel. Like the old Quick Look generator, the new Quick Look extension is free to use for all users. You can configure a few default settings through BetterZip’s preferences window. This also works without purchasing a BetterZip license. Enable and disable the extension in System Preferences > Extensions.
  • Added a preset option to show a file panel to ask for the destination folder into which to move the archive/originals after a successful operation.
  • Added a preset option to force a filename encoding when extracting a Windows zip archive.
Enhancements:
  • The Helpers tab now shows the currently installed version of the rar helper tool.
  • Updated the built-in unrar component and most external helper tools to the latest versions.
  • Added scripting support for the "move archive/originals" preset options.
  • The password manager's auto-locking options are now shown even while the password manager is locked. Of course, you still need to unlock the vault before you can change them. Similarly, the preset configuration indicates whether a password is set in a preset while locked.
Bug fixes:
  • The ⌘R keyboard shortcut (extract selected) didn’t work.
  • Prevent users from creating folders with invalid names.
  • Filenames with semicolons could confuse the BetterZip Finder Extension.
  • Fixed a crasher that could occur when opening zip files under certain conditions.
  • For solid 7z files the compressed size and index field wouldn’t be displayed.
  • Unlocking the password manager from the password panel during compression forgot to enable the OK button.
  • When one file was selected and a different file was extracted with a drag-and-drop operation, the progress bar would display the selected file’s size instead of the dragged one’s.
  • When adding files in Direct Mode to a rar archive, an access denied error would be displayed.
  • Modifying files in a password protected rar file would display an error message.
  • Due to new restrictions in macOS, DMG disk image files are no longer supported in the Quick Look preview.
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ivryernest
ivryernest
Mar 19 2021
5.1
1.0
Mar 19 2021
1.0
Version: 5.1
I never use any app with "Better" in his name !
dabcca
dabcca
Jun 14 2019
4.2.3
2.0
Jun 14 2019
2.0
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).
Ralphbln
Ralphbln
Jun 8 2019
4.2.3
5.0
Jun 8 2019
5.0
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).
Hugheba
Hugheba
Apr 8 2019
4.2.3
2.5
Apr 8 2019
2.5
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???
drwebmail
drwebmail
Mar 13 2019
4.2.2
5.0
Mar 13 2019
5.0
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.
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Feb 5 2019
4.2.2
5.0
Feb 5 2019
5.0
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.
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 15 2018
4.2.1
2.0
Nov 15 2018
2.0
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...
Jianni
Jianni
Oct 18 2018
4.2
2.0
Oct 18 2018
2.0
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 !
Jianni
Jianni
Oct 16 2018
4.2
2.0
Oct 16 2018
2.0
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
tx517
tx517
Jun 20 2018
4.1.3
2.0
Jun 20 2018
2.0
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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