BetterZip Quick Look Generator
BetterZip Quick Look Generator
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BetterZip Quick Look Generator free download for Mac

BetterZip Quick Look Generator1.6

13 February 2015

Lets you view the contents of compressed archives.

Overview

BetterZip Quick Look Generator lets you view the contents of compressed archives through OS X's Quick Look functions. Simply select an archive in the Finder, in Mail, or Spotlight and press the spacebar. You will immediately be presented with a neatly formatted table of the archive's contents that you can browse.

The currently supported archive formats are: ZIP, RAR, 7-Zip, TAR, GZip, BZip2, ARJ, LZH, ISO, CHM, CAB, CPIO, DEB, RPM, SIT, DiskDoubler, BinHex, and MacBinary.

You can change various view options, set whether hidden files in the archive should be displayed or not, and whether you wish to look into file packages.

What's new in BetterZip Quick Look Generator

Version 1.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Works around a bug that Apple introduced in OS X 10.10.2
  • Small layout tweaks and new unrar library.

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How would you rate BetterZip Quick Look Generator app?

19 Reviews of BetterZip Quick Look Generator

Fishscale
05 October 2010
Version: 1.2

Most helpful

Thank you, thank you, thank you! If your don't use this QL plugin your missing out, most QL plugins died on SL but this kept on kicking and now is even updated. The dev could have made this plugin only compatible with betterzip but allows even those who don't own betterzip to use it, and function fully. I would definitely thank the developer with a donation or buy betterzip or at least an email of appreciation. No I am not affiliated with the dev, I just think we should help the dev keep making our computers handle archives easier, taking less time, and a lot less headaches. Good mac software at a good price.
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Virtualruffy
31 May 2018
Version: 1.6
For whatever reason macupdate doesn't show the direct download link. I prefer to not download through the apple store so here it is https://macitbetter.com/BetterZip.zip
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5
Steve K
22 September 2016
Version: 1.6
Working great on El Capitan. Hope it works with Sierra when I upgrade soon. Thanks.
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5
baxsur
13 February 2015
Version: 1.6
Great...Thanks!
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Mdewakanton
17 December 2014
Version: 1.5
Can't get it to work on 10.6.8 (I logged out and in, restarted the Mac, reset Quick Look framework etc). I wonder if the issue lies with this bundle being created with Mavericks SDK. I did never use it before, so I can't say anything about previous versions.
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sdcr
16 December 2014
Version: 1.5
New v1.5 stopped working on Mountain Lion (actually it worked once after just replaced the old v1.2 file, and stopped working at all after a quick look reset). 3 stars for now, meant to be 5.
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4
pablomelo
16 December 2014
Version: 1.5
I really love it, but version 1.5 is not saving preferences under Mavericks 10.9.5. Four stars for now, five when fixed.
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5
cubanpete
05 December 2014
Version: 1.2
Wow. A life save and a must-have. Thank you so much. Works on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 - tested with zip, rar, 7zip archives NOTE: Contrary to the instruction file I had no QuickLook folder in the Library. So I had to create a folder named QuickLook in /Library. Easy. Then I put the generator package there. Pressing tab on a selected archive worked right away. Try this method.
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Theguy
21 October 2014
Version: 1.2
Is it just me, or has this groovy plugin stopped working in OS X 10.9.x ???
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5
izeta
10 April 2013
Version: 1.2
Simple & lightweight and works with 10.8 MOuntain Lion
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Jimw
12 August 2012
Version: 1.2
Does not seem to work in Mountain Lion
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Blamanche
17 June 2012
Version: 1.2
Big help! Thanks, I have had no problems. Does exactly what is says but I agree w/ Richtheone. Merci Beaucoup Fishscale!
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1.5
rtheone
16 October 2011
Version: 1.2
The rows in the displayed list of files are too far apart (too much spacing). Only about 15 files can be seen in a standard view. I think the line density should be at least three times higher. Also, I really miss the ability to close and open folders hierarchically.
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rtheone
16 October 2011
Version: 1.2
Invisible files are showing up in the list even if they are ticked off in the "Configuration" section of BetterZip!!! (The same thing goes for package contents.)
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5
GeogProf
25 September 2011
Version: 1.2
Works with Lion AND 7-Zip, Woohoo! Thanks, developer!
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5
Istra
18 August 2011
Version: 1.2
one word: fan-ta-stic!
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5
Roro01
24 February 2011
Version: 1.2
The best of its kind
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Fishscale
05 October 2010
Version: 1.2
Thank you, thank you, thank you! If your don't use this QL plugin your missing out, most QL plugins died on SL but this kept on kicking and now is even updated. The dev could have made this plugin only compatible with betterzip but allows even those who don't own betterzip to use it, and function fully. I would definitely thank the developer with a donation or buy betterzip or at least an email of appreciation. No I am not affiliated with the dev, I just think we should help the dev keep making our computers handle archives easier, taking less time, and a lot less headaches. Good mac software at a good price.
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BrentB
18 September 2010
Version: 1.1
Was great when it worked, but really needs to be updated. The list it displays is jumbled at the top, as shown in this pic: http://i47.tinypic.com/33degir.jpg
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Bruce-y
17 September 2008
Version: 1.1
Just gave this a whirl - Wow! Cool add-on for QuickLook! Great work Robert Rezabek. Fabulously handy to see quickly what files are inside the zip (etc) without having to actually decompress the whole archive. Apple should license this from developer! (with appropriate compensation) . (Now if only Apple would provide similar quicklook into pkg files...) One suggestion for BZQLG (minor): allow column width adjustment, if possible. I had already been a registered user of BetterZip, but had been on Tiger/PPC so never had a chance till recently to even check this out. IMO it's a must-have for any who work with lots of downloads or archiving data in zip format. Well, at least for major-geek-types (like moi) ;-)
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