WinRAR Reviews

Don't use the Mac version

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The Mac version of WinRAR is just the Windows version wrapped inside Wine. A.k.a., it sucks. Drag-and-drop is nonexistent, the user interface clashes with the rest of OS X, your mouse scrolls way too fast when using it, hidden files are unhidden, and nothing really works that well in general.

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As a windows user, I love this piece of software. I don't use any other unzipping software other than just this. Support for different file types and very speedy in its unzipping, of course depending on the file size.

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Forever Trial yet annoying popups

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What's the point of buying it if i can still be able to use it on trial license forever ?

of course those popup to buy license is annoying

better i use 7-zip which is open source and has same functionality

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Price

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I like the checksum and recovery. Don't like the price.

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WinRAR is cancer.
They keep changing file format, causing a lot of trouble for people who have archiving software with outdated unrar library.
They distribute unrar library in a way not friendly for developers, so updates can easily be overlooked.

If you care about people - then DON'T distribute anything in RAR archives.
Same goes for CBR - use cbz instead. (cb7 would be better, but support across readers isn't wide enough yet)

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Not for Mac OS X

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All you get for Mac OS X is a command-line utility. No GUI interface. Mac OS X already includes command line utilities for zipping and unzipping archives.

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Same on GNU/Linux.

Switched

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It's not fully free, But it feels much more stable and complete then 7zip or PeaZip

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Poor features

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Honestly Bandizip and ZipWare (both free) are much superior in terms of UI, better drag'n'drop, supported formats, etc. and are lightweight.
I still wonder why people knows only WinRAR and 7Zip....

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I don’t agree that WinRAR has a bad GUI and does not support a lot of formats. But the versions for Mac and GNU/Linux don’t even have a GUI, they are only command line tools, although the price is the same, I guess. Nevertheless, the programs that you suggest are only available for Windows.

Bandizip is NOT free. It costs $17.99 on the Apple AppStore.