7-Zip Alternatives for Mac

    7-Zip is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is WinRAR, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to 7-Zip and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to 7-Zip are Bandizip (Freemium), WinZip (Paid), Keka (Free, Open Source) and The Unarchiver (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

      • FreemiumProprietary
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      WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
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      WinRAR vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think WinRAR is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      22Ezra22 Has the best features and is easy to use.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      neal_colgrass 7-zip had some issues displaying all the files.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      WinRAR does not have an OS X compatible GUI. Only the WinRAR command line tool is OS X compatible.
      Top negative comment  over 5 years ago

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      Gabrielvoc I like Winrar because of the possibility of creating profiles
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      alfinge0893 It's fastest, more secure, all that i want.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    1. Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features.
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      Bandizip vs 7-Zip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Bandizip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      roosso Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Great UI, efficient yet powerful
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Equivalent functionality but with a nicer interface!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      The world's best file compressor in the world. Start saving your time with the world's #1 compression software. Zip, protect, manage and share all your files quickly and easily.
      Most users think WinZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    2. Keka is a free file archiver for macOS.
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      Keka vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think Keka is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      While Keka works with more file formats that OS X's native compressed file handler, that's about all that it does. Keka does not let you view a file without first decompressing it into another directory.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      Keka is a port of 7-Zip on Mac OS. It accepts 7z files.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    3. The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2.
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      The Unarchiver vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think The Unarchiver is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      The Unarchiver requires the user to unzip the files into a folder. 7-zip allows the user to open a preview of the zip, pull out files and edit things, and simply close the program to rezip it.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    4. p7zip is a port of the command line version of the 7-Zip file archiver to POSIX-conforming operating systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.
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      p7zip vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think p7zip is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      7-Zip is a graphical program and p7zip is command line only
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      5
      It uses the same engine and compression of 7zip, so if you care more about that than the GUI, this is the best.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Online
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      B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress .b1, zip, rar or .7z archive from your computer directly online.
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      Most users think B1 Free Archiver is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    5. Extract Only Files You Really Need. Create Archives. Update Archives. Protect Your Data. Open Archives Without Extracting (ZIP, SIT, TAR, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7-Zip, CPIO, ARJ, LZH/LHA, JAR, WAR, CAB, ISO, CHM).
      • FreeOpen Source
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      Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2008

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    6. The Archive Browser is a program that lets you browse the contents of archives, as well as extract them. It will let you open files from inside archives, and lets you preview them using Quick Look.
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