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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    121,312
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 26, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    9.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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BetterZip for Mac allows you to view, modify, add, and remove files directly from archives without the need to unzip them. This app also features its own implementation of a keychain but unfortunately does not integrate with OS X's keychain and thus cannot be synced over iCloud. Another potential drawback is the lack of Finder integration.

After a straightforward installation, BetterZip for Mac displays a clean and easy-to-understand interface that lets you quickly reveal the contents of archives without having to unzip them first. The transfer speed for files won't disappoint you: it took us a little less than 30 seconds to extract 300MB from a larger archive. One peculiarity of the app is that if you try to view a damaged archive, BetterZip treats it as a password-protected archive instead. The keychain, itself, works well enough, though; we were able to interact with password-protected archives without entering the specific password. However, we were required to set a master password and enter it to confirm our identity. A great feature is the "Clean" option, which scans archives for predetermined and user-defined files and extensions and automatically deletes them.

If you're working with large archives on a regular basis or have to enter complex passwords in order to access archived information, BetterZip for Mac can make your life easier. While this premium app is nothing exceptional, it accomplishes what it sets out to do in a satisfactory manner.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of BetterZip for Mac 2.3.2.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.2

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a security vulnerability in the included Quick Look generator.
  • Choosing a save or extract preset from the menu didn't work under certain conditions.
  • Extracting files while the preview for the right sidebar was still being generated could result in an empty file.
  • Fixed two rare crashers.
General
Publisher MacItBetter
Publisher web site http://macitbetter.com/
Release Date July 26, 2016
Date Added July 26, 2016
Version 3.1.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.4MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 121,312
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $19.95

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