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The Unarchiver is described as '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' and is a very popular File Archiver in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to The Unarchiver for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Unarchiver are PeaZip, Bandizip, Keka and p7zip.

The Unarchiver alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of The Unarchiver.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

    ⚫︎ Lightweight7-Zip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Portable7-Zip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer Extension7-Zip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Works Offline7-Zip can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    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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  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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    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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    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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    FreeArc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. It uses LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and GRzip algorithms with automatic switching by file type, and also uses set of filters—for instance it can remove repetitions from text.

    ⚫︎ PortableFreeArc can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

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    File Roller

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME

    File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment. It can extract, view, create and modify archives. File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities such as tar and zip.

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  8. Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way.

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    Ark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    Ark is a program for viewing, extracting, creating and modifying archives. Ark can handle various archive formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar, 7zip, xz, rpm, cab and deb (support for certain archive formats depend on the appropriate command-line programs being installed).

    ⚫︎ LightweightArk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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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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