Archiver free download for Mac


18 October 2019

Open, create, and convert archives.


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

  • 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 Archiver

Version 3.0.8:
  • This update adds stability fixes and improvements

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19 October 2018

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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
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Version 3.0.4
21 October 2019
Outstanding app. Best in class.
Version 3.0.8
19 October 2018
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
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Version 3.0.4
28 June 2018
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!
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Version 3.0.4
20 April 2018
io la uso solo per decomprimere e questo lavoro lo fa egragiamente, velocemente e semplicemente
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Version 3.0.3
19 May 2017
Like the app, however anything that has been 7zipped on Windows takes forever to uncompress on OSx
Version 3.0.1
27 February 2017
Still unable to unarchive a multi file split archive in the ZIP format (only RAR and 7z)
Version 3.0.1
2 answer(s)
28 December 2017
I can also confirm (as of 2017-12-28) that a multi file split in ZIP format results in a corrupt (unable to open) file. RAR worked for me, I did not test 7z.

Also, I discover after making a Mac App Store purchase, that it is missing the RAR features/support. You purchase directly from the Developer to get RAR support.

In addition, I am unable to open the help file section that explains how to split and combine files. to help others...

- I was only able to get the segment size option with a compressed file format.
- For example MyLargeFile.ext must be compressed first (ZIP or RAR etc.)...
- THEN drop the compressed file back into Archiver to have it show you the segmented/split options.
31 December 2017
UPDATE: I wanted to add that the developer replied to my email within 2days about this issue. He confirmed that only RAR and 7zip support split archives. I noted in my response he should update the description to clarify this. Maybe in the next release it might be a good idea to disable the segment option when other file formats are use.

Also, I did not realize that the Mac App Store version did not have RAR support (Only the direct download has RAR support via a 3rd-party plug-in). This was my fault for not taking the time to read everything. That said, the developer was kind enough to supply me with a serial number for the direct download so that I could take advantage of RAR support.

Thank you Ramon. I appreciate the extra time and effort.
16 January 2016
I like Archiver. It is simple, intuitive, and so far has worked with anything needed to be extracted or compressed.
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Version 2.3.0
01 December 2015
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.
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Version 2.3.0
24 January 2015
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.
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Version 2.2.2
Big Johnson
14 September 2014
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).
Version 2.2.2
1 answer(s)
22 November 2014
Check out Pacifist for examining or extracting from packages.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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