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Keka overview

Keka is a file archiver for OS X. It is available for free, but donations are requested to further the project. Similar to making a donation, you can also purchase Keka on the Mac App Store.

Supported compression formats: 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2

Supported extraction formats: RAR, 7z, Lzma, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, ISO, EXE, CAB, PAX, ACE

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 1.3.8

Updated on Apr 09 2024

  • Added MDZ (Commodore Amiga MOD Archive) to the supported extraction list (Thanks to @gingerbeardman)
  • Changed Sparkle's bundle identifier (Thanks to @zorgiepoo) #1414
  • Added keka:// URL scheme to open Keka from wherever #1426
  • Updated ZSTD from 1.5.5 to 1.5.6 (Thanks to Meta and contributors)
  • Traditional Chinese translation updated (Thanks to @PeterDaveHello, @pan93412) #1390 #1424
  • Vietnamese translation updated (Thanks to @mwolfinspace, @binhotvn) #1395 #1418
  • Italian translation updated (Thanks to @VinBoiSoft) #1398
  • Russian translation updated (Thanks to @nitrodox) #1404
  • Fixed typo in the Dutch translation (Thanks to @inklaar) #1406
View older Keka updates

Information

License

Free

Size

29.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.keka.io/en/

Downloads

167809

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.10 or later
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Aargl
Aargl
Oct 7 2023
1.3.4
5.0
Oct 7 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.4
I'm still a happy Keka user. My workflow is: compress to xz with Keka and generally decompress with built-in MacOS Archive Utility (as it supports xz).
karmainstant1
karmainstant1
Mar 7 2023
1.2.61
0.0
Mar 7 2023
0.0
Version: 1.2.61
Unfortunately Keka doesn't work on my iMac. It's telling me, 'Extraction failed. Error code 2. Fatal error'.
HLBaoXfdmjwPsLMuUeab
HLBaoXfdmjwPsLMuUeab
Jul 23 2022
1.2.55
5.0
Jul 23 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.55
after looking at all the compression utilities for mac this is the best
Bolt1963
Bolt1963
Jan 26 2022
1.2.52
0.0
Jan 26 2022
0.0
Version: 1.2.52
Good app, works as it should but .... the new square icon is simply terrible. In "normal" sizes e.g. in the dock it is just a brown square with somthing shiny in the left corner. Ok, if you increase the size you recognize the littel animal again. Was somebody paid for creating that thing. The old small animal was much better and easy to recognize.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jan 25 2022
1.2.51
0.0
Jan 25 2022
0.0
Version: 1.2.51
The current version at the Mac App Store is 1.2.52
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Jul 20 2021
1.2.15
0.0
Jul 20 2021
0.0
Version: 1.2.15
Whenever I see the Keka icon, I can't help but think of a dangerous insect. That's why I will never use this app.
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
1.2.4
3.0
Dec 7 2020
3.0
Version: 1.2.4
Generally pretty good but sometimes problems opening 7-ZIP files.
alejopendejo
alejopendejo
Jun 13 2020
1.1.30
5.0
Jun 13 2020
5.0
Version: 1.1.30
Customer centric software, they reply and hear for improvement suggestions. This approach will make this tool the best one ever!
Ok14me21
Ok14me21
Jun 11 2020
1.1.30
5.0
Jun 11 2020
5.0
Version: 1.1.30
The Best!
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Apr 14 2020
1.1.26
5.0
Apr 14 2020
5.0
Version: 1.1.26
How can you not love a utility whose mascot/icon is a little glowing lawn grub? Keka works as advertised and has help and support pages on GitHub. A far better alternative to "The Unarchiver," especially since the latter has been turned into corporate crapware by shady publisher MacPaw, purveyor of the disreputable CleanMyMac X. Keka retails for a mere $2.99 on the Mac App Store, but if you, like me, prefer to avoid the MAS whenever possible, you can direct download from the web site and easily make a donation. I sent 'em $5 via PayPal. Always happy to support quality vendors. -SB
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 5 2019
1.1.22
5.0
Dec 5 2019
5.0
Version: 1.1.22
Although I've been having Keka on my Mac for a few years now, I've only recently started to use it extensively when I've discovered the xz (or txz) format. I've not found another free app that deals with that format. If you don't know xz, try it and you might be amazed: I've been using 7z for nearly ten years and I thought it was the best option out there but xz can achieve half the size, and sometimes a tenth of the size of 7z (on pdfs in particular)! The only thing is that it's not predictable on disk images: sometimes you'll gain only 100 Mb out of a 2 Gb dmg, sometimes 1 Gb depending on its content! Well, I'm supposed to make a review about Keka, but I only use it for xz, I can't say much more, it works perfectly! I'm in the process of converting all my old zip and 7s archives to xz, thanks to Keka. :-)
bsmit
bsmit
Oct 30 2019
1.1.21
2.0
Oct 30 2019
2.0
Version: 1.1.21
This crashed on opening a 7z. Please fix!
Max-G
Max-G
Jul 19 2019
1.1.17
5.0
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Version: 1.1.17
Has become my standard compression/expansion app. Excellent software that I also use to secure files that I backup in the cloud.

Question to the developer: Would it be possible to mark files that are not yet completely compressed with '.part'? Whe I compress a lot of files (splitted) at once, it is hard to see which ones can already be uploaded and which ones I still need so time.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 28 2019
1.1.13
5.0
Mar 28 2019
5.0
Version: 1.1.13
Keka is my personal favorite compression/expansion app. It works with even more archive formats than are listed here, such as .ZAD archives. It's being constantly updated. It's easy to use and reliable. I use it more often than The Unarchiver. StuffIt is a distant memory.
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Nov 30 2018
1.1.7
5.0
Nov 30 2018
5.0
Version: 1.1.7
Awesome app. A must have tool. To support the dev, I bought it at the AppStore, although you can get it for free too.
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jun 14 2018
1.1.0
5.0
Jun 14 2018
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
Version 1.1.1 is now available on the developer’s website. It fixes the problem with v. 1.1.0 in which files could not be dragged to the Keka dock icon (and perhaps other issues).
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 28 2018
1.0.16
5.0
Apr 28 2018
5.0
Version: 1.0.16
I've switched over to this app. I recommend downloading the beta version. The icons on the non-beta version are very bad especially on a retina display.
Maxter
Maxter
Apr 27 2018
1.0.16
0.0
Apr 27 2018
0.0
Version: 1.0.16
1.1.0 RC is available on their website.
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Mar 24 2018
1.0.14
5.0
Mar 24 2018
5.0
Version: 1.0.14
I switched to this from the Unarchiver. I actually prefer it. Download the beta version though because they've modernized the icons on the beta version. I couldn't take these icons. Just go to their website and download the beta version. It's been totally stable.
scorpionpredator14
scorpionpredator14
Feb 13 2018
1.0.13
4.5
Feb 13 2018
4.5
Version: 1.0.13
Good and simple alternate of archive utility
DFlow
DFlow
May 20 2024
1.3.8
5.0
May 20 2024
5.0
Version: 1.3.8
kom
kom
Jul 26 2023
1.3.2
5.0
Jul 26 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
makareim
makareim
Nov 13 2022
1.2.57
5.0
Nov 13 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.57
xouzouras
xouzouras
Jul 23 2022
1.2.55
5.0
Jul 23 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.55
HLBaoXfdmjwPsLMuUeab
HLBaoXfdmjwPsLMuUeab
Jul 23 2022
1.2.55
5.0
Jul 23 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.55
Johnny-K
Johnny-K
May 17 2022
1.2.54
5.0
May 17 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.54
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Feb 25 2022
1.2.52
5.0
Feb 25 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.52
misjase
misjase
Oct 2 2021
1.2.18
5.0
Oct 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.2.18
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
3.0
Dec 7 2020
3.0
Version: null
alejopendejo
alejopendejo
Jun 13 2020
5.0
Jun 13 2020
5.0
Version: null
Ok14me21
Ok14me21
Jun 11 2020
5.0
Jun 11 2020
5.0
Version: null
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Apr 14 2020
5.0
Apr 14 2020
5.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 5 2019
5.0
Dec 5 2019
5.0
Version: null
bsmit
bsmit
Oct 30 2019
2.0
Oct 30 2019
2.0
Version: null
Max-G
Max-G
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Version: null
Odaroc
Odaroc
Jun 7 2019
5.0
Jun 7 2019
5.0
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 28 2019
5.0
Mar 28 2019
5.0
Version: null
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Nov 30 2018
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-lamprey-4408
Sep 22 2018
1.5
Version: null
droscar
droscar
Jun 16 2018
5.0
Jun 16 2018
5.0
Version: null
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jun 14 2018
5.0
Jun 14 2018
5.0
Version: null
Tanone
Tanone
Jun 9 2018
5.0
Jun 9 2018
5.0
Version: null
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Apr 28 2018
5.0
Apr 28 2018
5.0
Version: null
incrzr
incrzr
Mar 20 2018
5.0
Mar 20 2018
5.0
Version: null
scorpionpredator14
scorpionpredator14
Feb 13 2018
4.5
Feb 13 2018
4.5
Version: null
rob-robinzon
rob-robinzon
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Version: null
warez90
warez90
Oct 5 2017
5.0
Oct 5 2017
5.0
Version: null
Macmedix
Macmedix
Aug 31 2017
4.5
Aug 31 2017
4.5
Version: null
Andrew0
Andrew0
Aug 25 2017
5.0
Aug 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
Pat-Geerts
Pat-Geerts
Jul 27 2017
5.0
Jul 27 2017
5.0
Version: null
junichii
junichii
Jul 23 2017
4.0
Jul 23 2017
4.0
Version: null
Bytes
Bytes
Jul 10 2017
4.0
Jul 10 2017
4.0
Version: null
cubanpete
cubanpete
Feb 13 2017
5.0
Feb 13 2017
5.0
Version: null
Steinarh
Steinarh
Jan 16 2017
5.0
Jan 16 2017
5.0
Version: null
Orlando-a
Orlando-a
Jan 16 2017
4.5
Jan 16 2017
4.5
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Nov 14 2016
5.0
Nov 14 2016
5.0
Version: null
avv3lenato
avv3lenato
Nov 4 2016
5.0
Nov 4 2016
5.0
Version: null
Haliomaster
Haliomaster
May 25 2016
4.5
May 25 2016
4.5
Version: null
ghostbiker69
ghostbiker69
May 4 2016
4.0
May 4 2016
4.0
Version: null
2coolbaby
2coolbaby
Mar 31 2016
1.0
Mar 31 2016
1.0
Version: null
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