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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. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer - see the program homepage for the full list.
The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.
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The Unarchiver feels more like an extension of Archive Utility than a standalone extractor app. It's minimal, and stays in the background. Just extract your files, and you're done. You won't even notice it's there. I like that. :D
So much better than UnRarX that I was using. The unarchiver allows you to extract to a folder by default, and then to automatically open that folder. That is a huge time and effort saver for me!