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7-Zip Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to 7-Zip for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is PeaZip, which is both free and Open Source. 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 WinRAR, Bandizip, WinZip and Keka.

7-Zip alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of 7-Zip.
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7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

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  1. PeaZip icon

    PeaZip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionPeaZip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Two factor authenticationPeaZip supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ PortablePeaZip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    PeaZip vs 7-Zip opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PeaZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    josephcw

    PeaZip is simpler, newr, and has a more attractive GUI than 7-Zip.

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    FrancisHess

    I has nice UI but a little bit slow to start

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    Akhilesh_T

    It has a 2 Factor Authentication for encrypting files/folders. You can use a Key File along with your Password.

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    ryangreen

    Basically 7-Zip but with a better user interface, and better integration with Windows. Unless you want more control than the standard Fastest-Ultra presets, PeaZip is probably better for you.

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    braky

    It does the same as 7-Zip and WinRAR but it looks more beautiful.

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    The GUI make it easy to use!

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    WinRAR

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • ReactOS

    With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!

    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionWinRAR has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Some users think WinRAR is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
    neal_colgrass

    7-zip had some issues displaying all the files.

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    Gabrielvoc

    I like Winrar because of the possibility of creating profiles

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    WinRAR does not have an OS X compatible GUI. Only the WinRAR command line tool is OS X compatible.

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    22Ezra22

    Has the best features and is easy to use.

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    alfinge0893

    It's fastest, more secure, all that i want.

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionBandizip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Bandizip vs 7-Zip opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Bandizip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.

    Great UI, efficient yet powerful

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    roosso

    Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff.

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    relink2013

    Unless I'm missing something there is no "Freemium" version for macOS.

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    Equivalent functionality but with a nicer interface!

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    WinZip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ReactOS

    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.

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    Most users think WinZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
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    Keka

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Keka is the macOS file archiver.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceKeka either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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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.

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    Keka is a port of 7-Zip on Mac OS. It accepts 7z files.

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    The Unarchiver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

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  7. p7zip icon

    p7zip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacep7zip either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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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

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    It uses the same engine and compression of 7zip, so if you care more about that than the GUI, this is the best.

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  8. B1 Free Archiver icon

    B1 Free Archiver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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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    B1 Free Archiver vs 7-Zip opinions
    Most users think B1 Free Archiver is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
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    BetterZip

    • Mac

    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).

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  10. Archiver icon

    Archiver

    • Mac

    ?? Extract Archives: So you downloaded this file you can't open? Don't be fooled by the name — Archiver is a highly versatile unarchiver that can unpack pretty much any archive you throw at it.

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    Archiver 4 brings you a smooth interface, a blazing fast workflow and a convenient quick preview.,
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