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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, more...

What's New

Version 3.0.3:
Bug Fixes
  • One problem I thought I fixed in version 3.0.2 was still not completely gone: When creating a zip archive with a custom extension, e.g., cbz, BetterZip would create a 7z archive instead and then fail to read it back as zip.
  • BetterZip 3.0.2 couldn't open rar archives with password-protected file listings (header encryption).
  • Setting the hidden more...


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 153,488
Version Downloads 3,472
License Shareware
Date 25 Aug 2015
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.95
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