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Archiver
Archiver
4.1

Archiver overview

Archiver makes reducing file size, extracting archives and splitting files fun and easy!

Features
  • Archives as Easy as Pie - Archiver made working with archives easy. But we knew there was room for improvement, so we stepped up our efforts a gear to make working with archives even easier for you. Archiver 2 brings you a fresh interface, a blazing fast workflow and a quick preview.
  • Take a Quick Look - Say goodbye to extracting all files in an archive just to see what's inside! With Archiver 2 you can take a sneak peak and preview archives. And it gets better: Archiver lets you extract only the files you really need. It's all just a drag and a drop away.
  • Drag-and-Drop Delight - Never worry about archive formats again -- Archiver's drag-and-drop capability is back and smarter than ever! Just drag your files into the app and watch Archiver take care of the rest.
  • Shrink ‘Em Images and Music Files - Have you ever tried to send an image only to be told that the file is too large? Do your file uploads seem to take forever? Enter Archiver 2's own compression format, with which you can truly shrink image and audio files.
  • MultiTask - Archiver 2 is geared to take full advantage of your Mac, allowing you to do a whole lot more at the same time. And it's remarkably easy to do! By simply dragging in more archives, Archiver will extract them for you side-by-side all at once.
  • It's a Secret to Everybody - Keep your data private, keep it secure! With Archiver 2 you can protect your sensitive files by packing them in encrypted, password-protected archives by entering the password you wish to use.
  • Split and Combine - Got a file too large for a disk or email? Archiver has always been great at splitting and combining files. With Archiver 2, you can now also create split archives. All you need to do is specify the size of each chunk, and you're good to go!
Supported File Formats
  • Zip
  • RAR (rar, r00, r01, r02, …) [read only]
  • 7zip (7z, 7z.001, 7z.002, …)
  • Tar
  • Tar Gzip (tar.gz, tgz)
  • Tar Bzip2 (tar.bz2, tbz)
  • Tar Z (tar.Z)
  • CPIO (cpio)
  • ARJ [read only]
  • CAB [read only]
  • LhA (lha, lzh) [read only]
  • StuffIt (sit) [read only]
  • StuffIt Expander Archive (sea) [read only]
  • BinHex (hqx) [read only]
  • MacBinary (bin, macbin) [read only]
  • Linux RPM (rpm) [read only]
  • PAX [read only]
  • Amiga disk file (adf) [read only]
  • Compressed Amiga disk file (adz, ADZ) [read only]
  • Amiga DMS disk archive (dms, DMS) [read only]
  • Amiga LhF (f, F) [read only]
  • Amiga LZX (lzx) [read only]
  • Amiga DCS disk archive (dcs) [read only]
  • Amiga PackDev (pkd) [read only]
  • Amiga xMash disk archive (xms) [read only]
  • Amiga Zoom disk archive (zom) [read only]
  • HA archive [read only]

What’s new in version 3.0.9

Updated on Feb 25 2020

Version 3.0.9:
  • This update fixes issues with archive compatibility and stability. It's recommended that all users update
View older Archiver updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

18 MB

Developer’s website

https://archiverapp.com/

Downloads

64263

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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R-L-Woolley-Jr
R-L-Woolley-Jr
Nov 22 2019
3.0.8
0.0
Nov 22 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0.8
The company is still selling this product but is NO LONGER SUPPORTED OR PRODUCED by IncredibleBee. Their site should be taken down. Macupdate should NOT support a site that is selling a product they do not support. This product should NOT BE ABLE TO BE PURCHASED ON MACUPDATE.
Moxiesozo
Moxiesozo
Oct 21 2019
3.0.8
5.0
Oct 21 2019
5.0
Version: 3.0.8
Outstanding app. Best in class.
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Oct 19 2018
3.0.4
5.0
Oct 19 2018
5.0
Version: 3.0.4
The best archiver and extractor mac app ever , it contains the best and full options users will ever need . The most killing feature is also archiving the images and audio to send via email and preview the archived content .??? mac users should really give it a shoot and they will never go back again
Megavolt17
Megavolt17
Jun 28 2018
3.0.4
5.0
Jun 28 2018
5.0
Version: 3.0.4
Many unarchivers out there, but I have things in Stuffit format, and even some Amiga games for an emulator. This handles them all. But what about archiving? Not many programs do more than Zip (or nothing even). This handles many formats, password protected archives, even changing archive types in one step!
jack2001
jack2001
Apr 20 2018
3.0.3
5.0
Apr 20 2018
5.0
Version: 3.0.3
io la uso solo per decomprimere e questo lavoro lo fa egragiamente, velocemente e semplicemente
JBX
JBX
May 19 2017
3.0.1
3.0
May 19 2017
3.0
Version: 3.0.1
Like the app, however anything that has been 7zipped on Windows takes forever to uncompress on OSx
Mcr
Mcr
Feb 27 2017
3.0.1
0.0
Feb 27 2017
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
Still unable to unarchive a multi file split archive in the ZIP format (only RAR and 7z)
Turquoise
Turquoise
Jan 16 2016
2.3.0
5.0
Jan 16 2016
5.0
Version: 2.3.0
I like Archiver. It is simple, intuitive, and so far has worked with anything needed to be extracted or compressed.
Mcr
Mcr
Dec 1 2015
2.3.0
0.0
Dec 1 2015
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
decided to try this again after several years. Program would not extract a multi file split archive in the ZIP format that was created with Entropy, which for the record, Apple's built in Archiver utility, BetterZip and TheUnArchiver, plus the free 7Zip Windows utility, have NO trouble extracting the exact same file I tested with. This archive was an ISO image over 6GB, split into 200MB chunks for easier uploading.

In looking at the company website, it says " Can Archiver open split archives? Yes, Archiver can combine and then unarchive split archives in RAR and 7zip format." Note, only RAR and 7zip, not Zip listed.

Before someone chimes in and says " So What, 7z is better than Zip anyway"....I'm not here to debate the pros and cons of compression formats, this is not the place, but from a functionality view, the inability to handle split archives in ZIP format (arguably the most common format today) would seem to be a serious short coming for a program that has the sole purpose of handling archives.

For now, I'm sticking with Entropy on the Mac, and Pavlov's 7Zip utility on Windows. Don't get me wrong, I would like this program to work. Entropy hasn't been updated in two years, I'm worried it has been abandoned. I'm not particularly sold on the BetterZip UI and by it's own admission (look at the change log) BetterZip is still finding/fixing bugs that, in my opinion, should not be bugs in a program that has been around that long.

Honestly, when I want to be absolutely sure there is no problem (i.e. preparing an archive for work or to be shared), I fire up Windows in a virtual machine and use 7Zip by Pavlov.
marrie
marrie
Jan 24 2015
2.2.2
1.5
Jan 24 2015
1.5
Version: 2.2.2
I like the interface, how ever as a visually impaired user the check boxes for choosing formats don't read with voice over. As this has not seen an update in a while I guess I'll have to keep looking for a way to do zip, rar, and 7z all in one program.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Sep 14 2014
2.2.2
0.0
Sep 14 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
Description says it can extract files from archives, but it can't extract from packages. I tried to check the contents of a package and the package is shown but the window says 1 file and there's no way to view or extract the contents (as with Pacifist).
xgman
xgman
Aug 28 2014
2.2.2
2.0
Aug 28 2014
2.0
Version: 2.2.2
How about a different mirror?: " Alert This site has been blocked by the network administrator."
xgman
xgman
Aug 26 2014
2.2.1
2.0
Aug 26 2014
2.0
Version: 2.2.1
Download site is blocked by many public filters at offices.
Wts
Wts
Jul 30 2014
2.2.0
0.0
Jul 30 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2.0
Ah Archiver why do you sometimes fail me ? Of course as a stand by i resort to BetterZip or even Keka. I would like to send the "failed" files to the developer for their analysis however those failed files are my corporate sensitive files. Archiver seems to have real problems when there is a mixture of zip files within a zip folder.
polocanada
polocanada
Jul 13 2014
2.1.5
0.0
Jul 13 2014
0.0
Version: 2.1.5
The problem with Archiver is it constantly leaves out extracting certain archives. It just skips them. This was the issue in later version 1.x and still in version 2.x. For example I have a folder with 500 ZIP and RAR files, individual files or multiples of RAR and ZIP files (one archive split into multiples). It's both RAR and ZIP and it randomly skips some of them, but every time it skips others. When I do the unpacking then manually specifically on the archives it skips, unpacking works fine. There are no error messages in the app or in console either during the individual extracting or when I extract the whole folder with many archives. I do like Archiver, somehow, I liked the green backpack more and I used it since the early days when it was called Rucksack and at that time it worked still flawlessly. These are personal files so I can't simply send the archives to the developer to test them. I will have to look for something else maybe and check back here for updates to see if this issue gets fixed or if it's just random thing.
itabmedia
itabmedia
Mar 22 2014
2.1.2
5.0
Mar 22 2014
5.0
Version: 2.1.2
Archiver is useful and has a nice interface. The developer is very helpful and responsive. I would recommend this app.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Jul 24 2013
2.1.0
4.5
Jul 24 2013
4.5
Version: 2.1.0
I use iArchiver which unfortunately doesn't appear in Macupdate's database. Which is why I have added it as a comment. The reasons why I use it, are it opens ALL archive formats, is fast to use and makes both .zip7 and compressed .dmg files on the fly. I use .zip7 for the best compression of long term archives I do not often revisit. I use compressed .dmg for installers, tutorials and archived jobs I want to quickly access without changing them. RAR etc I only need for opening web archives and it puzzles me why anybody bothers with it. It doesn't seem to have any good points at all. What is confusing is the number of archive utilities with similar names and backpack icons. Lack of imagination or deliberate confusion?
azazel-
azazel-
Jun 2 2013
2.0.3
0.0
Jun 2 2013
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
So, just to clarify: Incredible Bee Ltd. sold Archiver on the Mac App Store, then pulled 'Archiver' from the store...can't download it from past purchases, it's *gone*. They then rename the program THE Archiver, and put it back up on the store, with no way for past customers to do anything but shell out the money for the new version. Rather shady. All somewhat of a moot point however, since the overall quality, features and stability can't hold a candle to the much better Entropy archiving program, which costs the same.
Mr-Dreck-Drivel
Mr-Dreck-Drivel
May 24 2013
2.0.1
0.0
May 24 2013
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Okay. Let me see if I've sorted out the back-and-forth between early adopters like myself and the developer. As pleasant and patient as the dev has been fielding these complaints, it still doesn't change the fact that the intro price for new users is cheaper than the upgrade price for those of us who took a chance on this product early on. I don't care if the intro price will go back up later, I think it's an accepted premise in these cases that upgraders have a significant savings over new users -- no matter the intro price or how nice the new version may be. I really like the product; I'm just confused by the biz concepts of Incredible Bee.
Gl0tzk0wski
Gl0tzk0wski
May 22 2013
2.0.1
1.0
May 22 2013
1.0
Version: 2.0.1
Great software but the badest investment what i've made. Archiver is not cheap, but with an absurd discount of 2€ for existing customers i moved it to the trash. PS: The market for each product is not endless, its stupid to anger existing customers.
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