Archiver
Archiver 2.1.4
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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
What's New
Version 2.1.4:
  • New: Russian Support
  • New: Italian Support
  • Fixed: Issue with Retina graphics in newer OS X versions
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Archiver User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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itabmedia reviewed on 21 Mar 2014
Archiver is useful and has a nice interface.
The developer is very helpful and responsive.
I would recommend this app.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Rubaiyat commented on 24 Jul 2013
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?
[Version 2.1.0]

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Rubaiyat replied on 24 Jul 2013
btw I do own a copy of Archiver but have shelved it, it simply is not as good as iArchiver, which I forget also converts archives into the superior formats I want.
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Pl_svn replied on 24 Jul 2013
... you do realize that iArchiver is the former name of Archiver, right? ;-) (at first released as iArchiver, changed to Rucksack then, finally, to just Archiver)

and that Dare to Be Creative Ltd is the former name of the company behind it? ;-)
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Rubaiyat replied on 24 Jul 2013
You are absolutely right, same developer address.

Then what have they done to it (besides sell me 2 versions of the same program)?

iArchiver v1.7 has a better UI to my mind, with Create/Extract/Convert at my fingertips and a Files field where I can see and check the contents before/after archiving. Archiver 2.03 just as a drop target that I can see.
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Rubaiyat replied on 24 Jul 2013
Another gripe, my Archiver was somehow purchased from the US App store and now won't upgrade in my local App Store.

It lists as a purchase but won't update.
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azazel- commented on 01 Jun 2013
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.
[Version 2.0.3]

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azazel- replied on 01 Jun 2013
Clarification, doesn't seem to be renamed any longer on the App Store. Interesting.
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Mr. Dreck Drivel commented on 24 May 2013
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.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Gl0tzk0wski reviewed on 22 May 2013
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.
[Version 2.0.1]


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StevenLi5983 commented on 14 May 2013
Create dmg archive for version 2?

I couldn't seem to find this option under version 2. Any suggestions?
[Version 2.0.1]


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Sgginc commented on 01 May 2013
The price just dropped from $16.99 to $14.99 as I was writing this.

Still no upgrade price.

Do these developers know what their doing?
[Version 2.0.1]

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Sgginc replied on 01 May 2013
I guess it's $16.99 for new users and
$14.99 to upgrade.

Way too much!!!!
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Sgginc replied on 01 May 2013
So the first time users pay $16.99
and to upgrade for your loyal customers
is $14.99, a $2 savings?
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Mikebore commented on 27 Apr 2013
Upgrade price (from FAQ section) and new purchase price are the same for a Family Pack from the UK, both are £15.49 (probably plus VAT).

Having paid £24.00 only eight months ago I am going back to OSX's built in Archive Utility.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Mikebore replied on 28 Apr 2013
Thanks for fixing glitch. Is the upgrade discount really only £1? ....or is there still a glitch? Upgrade is now showing as £14.49, and new purchase £15.49. In all my years of software buying I have never come across such a paltry upgrade discount.
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Mikebore replied on 29 Apr 2013
No I am not confusing anything. The confusion is at Incredible Bee. Today I have had another email saying there has been yet another glitch and the real discount is meant to be £3 for Archive 1 to Archive 2 upgrade. I am waiting for a few more glitches to be sorted by which time the discount might be worthwhile. What is really bugging me is that I paid £24 for Archiver 1 only 8 months ago.
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Sgginc replied on 01 May 2013
I don't see any upgrade price.
I'm close to wiping this from my system.
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Mikebore replied on 01 May 2013
Sgginc, the upgrade for existing license holders is buried in the FAQs down at the bottom of the page.
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Sgginc replied on 01 May 2013
I clicked on:
"Is there an upgrade discount?"
Then the "Upgrade" link.

Current going price is $14.99.
If this is the correct upgrade price I'm trashing it.
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rramito reviewed on 26 Apr 2013
Developer should update the screenshot her for the 2.0 version - the interface is very very nice! Works great too. Didn't give 5 stars because I suppose nothing is perfect.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Jimmy-D commented on 25 Apr 2013
It looks like a nice program. Unfortunately the author isn't interested in supporting a common legacy format SITX. I suggest the developer look at The Unarchiver for a list of additional formats to support.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Lopoz had trouble on 07 Jun 2010
Quick bug I came across:
1. Open a large archive that takes a while to extract.
2. Open another.

Expected result:
Newly added extraction is added to extraction queue

Result:
User is presented with Split/Convert/Extract dialog, while running extraction continues to run

Maybe this is by design, but when the running extraction finishes, the dialog for the 2nd extraction disappears and the "drag to destination" dialog for the running (now finished) extraction is presented. This, IMO, creates confusion.

I hope it's clear what happens, let me know if you want me to clarify.
Is there somewhere I can mail for bug reports, instead of posting on MU?
[Version 1.1.0]

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Philipp M. (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2010
Hi Lopoz,

Thanks for the bug report -- as you suggest the correct behavior would be for the archive to be added to queue.

I'll try to have this fixed shortly.

You can always send us bug reports via our http://creativebe.com/contact.php page (we have dedicated support staff).

Alternatively you can email me directly via philipp @ our company domain.
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Lopoz replied on 08 Jun 2010
Thanks Philipp! It's really great to see such good support on Rucksack. I'm convinced it will be the best archiver/extracter around (if that's not already the case).

Did you receive my feature request for adding files/folder to an archive from the Finder right-click menu?
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Philipp M. (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2010
Thanks for the kind words!

I'm afraid I didn't get your email -- did you send it to me directly, or via our support page? If directly please note the spelling of my first name, as it is one of the not-so-common variants of the name.

Regarding the right-click menu: I would love to implement this (I'd be using it all the time myself!) but I believe Apple dropped support for these contextual menu items in Snow Leopard.

As an aside: we had such right-click menu items for two of our other applications (iCombiner and Renamer4Mac) back in the days when we were still targeting Tiger. They proved very popular.

For the successor application of Renamer4Mac, Renamer, we put the functionality into a system menu item but I'm not entirely convinced that this is the best approach.

Another option would be the Services menu, and this is something I'll look into.

If anybody has any suggestions, ideas or thoughts on this please let me know!
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Lopoz replied on 09 Jun 2010
The Services menu is what I was referring to, yes. I know HoudahSpot and ClamXav use it for searching/scanning in a specific file/folder.

This page has some good info on the Services Menu in SL, maybe it could prove helpful to you in some way..

http://www.macworld.com/article/142601/2009/09/makeaservice.html
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Zephyris commented on 16 Jun 2010
The queuing system only works when you open different archives simultaneously. You can't add to queue once an extraction has begun. They need to fix this.
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Archiethearchiver had trouble on 07 Mar 2010
It also fails to launch for me. Mac OS 10.5.8. Yuck!!
[Version 1.0b11]

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Philipp M. (developer) replied on 09 Mar 2010
Sorry about that -- the latest version (1.0b12) should now work again under Mac OS X 10.5
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Archiethearchiver commented on 09 Mar 2010
Thanks! Beta 12 seems to have fixed the issue I had.
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Mredrup had trouble on 07 Mar 2010
Wanted to give this a try but B11 crashes upon launch using 10.5. Not a good start.
[Version 1.0b11]


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Paul Murray had trouble on 16 Sep 2009
All I want is a way to mount a zip file, so that I can point eclipse at the doco inside a zip file without unzipping it.

Dowmloaded "DMGConverter". It only converts DMG to DMG.

Downloded iArchiver. Woo hoo! Does what I want.

Install, run.

Click the "convert" tab. Check.
Drag my archive (B19306_01.zip) onto the left-hand pane. Check.
Select "dmg" on the right hand side. Check.

(Hmmm. DMGConverter had a lot more options here, but that's ok - I can use DMGcoverter once it's in that form.)

Click the "GO!" button .... where's the "go" button? Double click? No ... menu item? no. Preferences? Well - these's this page of checkboxes. Maybe if I check "zip" and DMG" ... Hmm. The icon in the right-hand pane changes. But I don't see progress bars or anything ...

Nope. Give up. Maybe there'll be a reply to this. Maybe they'll do a Snow Leopard bug fix - if that's what it is.

Fellas - you forgot the "go" button.
[Version 1.7.3]


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stravedere had trouble on 10 Jan 2009
iarchiver 1.6.1 bypass preferences and ignore mac-specific files always.

imac intel
10.5.6
[Version 1.6.1]


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stravedere had trouble on 23 Dec 2008
with 10.5.6 when archive an application(with iarchiver) and then unzip it, the application is large the double quantity...happens with all the formats.
[Version 1.4.1]



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Ededed rated on 21 Apr 2014

[Version 2.1.4]



suslovcomua rated on 17 Oct 2013

[Version 2.1.2]



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H3L0 rated on 14 Oct 2012

[Version 1.2.2]



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Petty Evil rated on 26 Apr 2012

[Version 1.2.0]



Sprave-Roland rated on 09 Apr 2012

[Version 1.2.0]



rudenkowadim rated on 29 Aug 2011

[Version 1.2.0]



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Paul_paris rated on 01 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



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Mikiyoung rated on 19 May 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



efield rated on 14 May 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



ratputin rated on 02 May 2011

[Version 1.1.4]


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Date:09 Apr 2014
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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!


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