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Universal Extractor Alternatives for Mac

Universal Extractor is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Universal Extractor and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Universal Extractor are PeaZip, WinRAR, Bandizip and The Unarchiver.

Universal Extractor alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Universal Extractor.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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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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    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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  4. 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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    This alternative is disputed. Bandizip is still a legitimate alternative to Universal Extractor, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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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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    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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    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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    innoextract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Inno Setup is a tool to create installers for Microsoft Windows applications. innoextract allows to extract such installers under non-windows systems without running the actual installer using Wine.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceinnoextract either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Extracting with colored output and a progress bar
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    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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    Info-ZIP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989.

    ⚫︎ PortableInfo-ZIP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightInfo-ZIP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    No updates since 2008

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