Zipeg
Zipeg 2.9.4
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Zipeg is an absolutely free universal .rar and .zip file opener. This tiny but mighty utility also opens .tar, .tgz, .bzip2 and many other compressed archives. Zipeg is very simple and intuitive to use and works on Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger on both Intel and PowerPC macs. Zipeg supports password protected and multipart zip and rar files.

If you ever needed single song, picture or document out of huge archive - Zipeg might be exactly what you need.

Zipeg allows:
  • to see what's inside archive before you extract;
  • to open files in Preview or other
What's New
Version 2.9.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Zipeg User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(13)
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Overall:
(15)

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burypromote

+25
Jimleff commented on 27 Dec 2013
Requires installation of Java SE 6 Runtime. "Requirements" should note this.
[Version 2.9.4]


burypromote

-1

fsogamer reviewed on 08 Oct 2012
great
[Version 2.9.4]


burypromote

+229

bbw7 reviewed on 14 Mar 2012
A very good application, particularly for the price. It is the only free, non-command line app that I have found that can browse/preview an archive file -- if others do so, they don't make it clear in their MU software descriptions. Works well and have had no problems with it. Appears to work on just about any archive-file format.

I gave it a relatively low ease of use rating because of the paucity of documentation; however, once one figures it out, it is very easy to use. I'd just say to anyone trying it out, that you must first open a file before previewing or extracting; no doubt this is obvious to more savvy users, but for others the interface may at first be less scrutable -- as it was for me.

I'm running it on a MPBP with OS 10.6.8
[Version 2.9.3]


burypromote

-10

Jumbobob reviewed on 29 Dec 2011
works very good.

Thank you!
[Version 2.9.3]


burypromote

+375
B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 25 Dec 2011
After more than a year it's good to see an update to this nifty little utility. I thought the poor little lamb had been orphaned. ;-)
[Version 2.9.3]


burypromote

+54

Rondfranks reviewed on 27 Jan 2011
I really appreciate being able to see the files inside the archive and drag them out individually if I want. 7zip file support is also something I need. Great program.
[Version 2.9.2.1253]

1 Reply

burypromote

+11
Uncle_zed replied on 15 Jun 2011
As far as I can tell There is no drag and drop support - witch is shame!!!
Please add drag end drop!
burypromote

+54
Rondfranks commented on 21 Dec 2010
When running the update from within the previous version it says the software was up to date.
[Version 2.9.2.1253]


burypromote

+1
Irontooth commented on 11 Aug 2010
Version 2.9.0 crashes upon launch on my G3 system running 10.4.11 - The crash log gives an 'incompatible cpu-subtype' message. Is this a necessary result of the latest improvements, or is it due to an oversight while building the package?

I especially like Zipeg for opening downloaded (legal) music archives, as I can drag and drop directly from the Zipeg application window to the iTunes icon to add the music to my library.
[Version 2.9.0.1177]


burypromote
+3

+39
Utrunn commented on 14 Apr 2010
The functionality is there but I really did not like the icon it assigns archives. I realize I could just replace the file, but I want different archive types to have different icons. I even edited the plist file and changed the icon names but it still didn't work. Really disappointed...
[Version 2.8]

1 Reply

burypromote

+4
Leo Kuznetsov (developer) replied on 07 Aug 2010
Thanks for pointing this out. I will add it as a bug and will try to work on it for the future release.
burypromote
+1

+1

Joshuaizzle reviewed on 08 Nov 2009
Zipeg is simple and works great. I use it on my MacBook. I personally use it to open up .Rar and .Zip files. I believe it is opensource and always follows through on updates. I'm a musician I like to exchange my cd's with other bands, and when they send over an album, I use Zipeg to extract it. It automatically opens up Zipeg when you open your downloaded file.
[Version 2.8]


burypromote

+4
Szabesz had trouble on 23 Jan 2007
Hi. Could someone tell what I should do to get this thing working? I get the following error message: "... failed to load required plugin 7za-osx-ppc". I find no information about installing this plugin. No help for the program, no web site, nothing.

Ok, this is freeware, so I cannot complain. But why releasing it without any help on usage?
[Version 1.2.2]

1 Reply

burypromote

+4
Leo Kuznetsov (developer) replied on 04 Feb 2007
Apologies for those who experienced cannot download plugin error. Our update server was down. If you just restart the application it should update itself. Detailed explanation can be found in FAQ section of http://www.zipeg.com

+3

Kana01 rated on 25 Dec 2011

[Version 2.9.3]



+42

Runty rated on 24 Feb 2011

[Version 2.9.2.1253]


Downloads:58,322
Version Downloads:17,541
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:20 Jul 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Zipeg is an absolutely free universal .rar and .zip file opener. This tiny but mighty utility also opens .tar, .tgz, .bzip2 and many other compressed archives. Zipeg is very simple and intuitive to use and works on Snow Leopard, Leopard and Tiger on both Intel and PowerPC macs. Zipeg supports password protected and multipart zip and rar files.

If you ever needed single song, picture or document out of huge archive - Zipeg might be exactly what you need.

Zipeg allows:
  • to see what's inside archive before you extract;
  • to open files in Preview or other associated application directly from the archive;
  • to choose where to put extracted files;
  • to extract individual items simply by dragging them to desktop;
  • to preserve resource forks, Finder attributes and symlinks;
  • to open multi-part and password protected archives.


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