BetterZip Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to BetterZip for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is WinRAR, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to BetterZip and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to BetterZip are Bandizip (Freemium), Keka (Free, Open Source), The Unarchiver (Free) and p7zip (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. Springy is a simple to use, yet powerful archiving and compression utility for Mac OS X. Springy integrates seamlessly with the Finder and includes some very useful features.

      Discontinued

      Springy is deprecated.

    2. During the command-line era of computing, archiving files involved cryptic commands such as tar -xvf somefile.tar. However, since those days, the masses have come to use computers, and they expect an easy to use system with graphical elements and interaction.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained since 2013. Last version, 1.2.4, is still downloadable together with its source from GitHub

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    3. As WinZip, Mr.Zipper is the excellent, professional compression and extraction tool which supports quick look and personalized settings. It features more supported formats than other zip tools.
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    4. Smart Zipper Pro for Mac is a professional archiving app, which can easily create, extract and preview major archive files like ZIP, RAR, 7z and more ( Over 20 popular formats ).
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    5. iPackr is a powerful compressed archives manager.

      Discontinued

      Official website inaccessible but download still available at download sites.

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    6. ZipX is a professional, full-featured compression and extraction tool. It help you to Browse, Extract, Create, Modify file archives, view files in archives, support drag and drop files or folders from/to Finder.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Best free compression, encryption and archiving tool for mac and Windows. Unrar and Unzip files in seconds | Unarchiver One can open and extract archive files including RAR, Zip, 7z, gzip, bzip2, ISO and more fast and easily.
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    7. Effective app designed to decompress archives, like RAR, Zip, 7z, Tar, Tgz, Cbz, Lzh, Lzma, Bzip, iso, HFS, VHD, etc. Supports over 50 kinds of archive files, as well as extract encrypted archives entirely.
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    8. Archive Utility is the file compression utility provided with the MacOS. Supporting ZIP, GZIP, and BZIP2 for expansion and CPGZ, CPIO, and ZIP formats for compression. It can be accessed via a special dropdown menu and selecting "Compress (filename).
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    9. Support in right-click menu: 7z, ZIP, RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ, LZIP, ACE, ISO, CAB, PAX, JAR, AR, CPIO .
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