BetterZip Quick Look Generator
BetterZip Quick Look Generator
1.6

4.6

BetterZip Quick Look Generator free download for Mac

BetterZip Quick Look Generator

1.6
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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19 BetterZip Quick Look Generator Reviews

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Fishscale
05 October 2010

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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Version 1.2
Virtualruffy
31 May 2018
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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Version 1.6
Steve K
22 September 2016
Working great on El Capitan. Hope it works with Sierra when I upgrade soon. Thanks.
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Version 1.6
baxsur
13 February 2015
Great...Thanks!
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Version 1.6
Mdewakanton
17 December 2014
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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Version 1.5
2 answer(s)
Mdewakanton
Mdewakanton
17 December 2014
Too late for editing my post. I solved the issue moving to Trash the file /Users/me/Library/Caches/QCCompositionRepository-com.apple.QuickLookDaemon.cache. Now it works fine.
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CC933
CC933
25 December 2014
I also tried "everything" including resetting QL framework, clearing caches, deleting prefs, to make v. 1.5 work in Lion and couldn't.
I reinstalled v. 1.2
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sdcr
16 December 2014
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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Version 1.5
pablomelo
16 December 2014
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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Version 1.5
cubanpete
05 December 2014
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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Version 1.2
Theguy
21 October 2014
Is it just me, or has this groovy plugin stopped working in OS X 10.9.x ???
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Version 1.2
izeta
10 April 2013
Simple & lightweight and works with 10.8 MOuntain Lion
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Version 1.2
Jimw
12 August 2012
Does not seem to work in Mountain Lion
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Version 1.2
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Jimw
Jimw
12 August 2012
I take that back. Had a copy error when adding it to my library. Works fine. Sorry about that!
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RodrigoT7166
RodrigoT7166
04 December 2013
working perfect on mavericks 10.9
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