BetterZip for Mac

BetterZip for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    116,242
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try; $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"A Very Good Mac OS X Product."

November 01, 2010  |  By kilowattradio

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.8.3

Pros

Supports Mac Mode and Zip Mode Compression. Works great with very large files that are compressed. Supports 256 Bit AES encryption so supports winzip encrypting.

Cons

Doesn't support creating 128 bit encryption files.

Summary

Betterzip Supports the average users needs to compress files in numerous formats. It is rock steady and has never balked at compressing very large files.
A great value for the price.

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5 stars

"This is the one to get!"

April 12, 2010  |  By jimerman

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.8.3

Pros

It works, has a GUI, shows you the contents of the archive first, lets you extract part of the archive - this is what it's all about. Simple, that's all I ask for.

Cons

No cons so far.

Summary

Get this one.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly - great for uncompressed archives"

March 30, 2009  |  By jules771

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Couldn't be happier.

As a photographer it's essential that I supply my clients with uncompressed image archives. BetterZip does the job seamlessly.

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3 stars

"IT'S PRETTY COOL; I LIKE IT."

February 11, 2009  |  By gregrant

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.5

Pros

JUST VERY EASY TO USE AND IT DOES WHAT ITS SUPPOSE TO DO.

Cons

DOESN'T WORK EVERYTIME.

Summary

GOOD APP; GLAD I HAVE IT.

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4 stars

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September 25, 2008  |  By arsto_2000

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.5

Pros

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Cons

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3 stars

"Quick Feedback"

August 15, 2008  |  By davidoffs

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.7.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Just a quick note - I downloaded BetterZip because I have a few archives collected I hated to delete, but were apparently damaged in some way. It turns out that in each case, where Stuffit 12 could not open the archive BetterZip could. Apparently in each archive there was a single damaged file . . .

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5 stars

"Great Program"

June 20, 2008  |  By Aeschylus1

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.7.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
BetterZip is the ONLY program I could find that is fully compatible both ways with WinZip on a PC. So I can encrypt files on my Mac and bring them to my work PC, and decrypt them at work. Then I can encrypt files and work, zip them, and send them home to my Mac. I don't know of another program that does this.

The performance is nearly flawless, fast, and there are frequent updates, so support is great. I bought this program a long time ago, and I've always been very satisfied that my money was well spent.

Please keep on selling and supporting this little gem.

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5 stars

"Wow!"

January 12, 2008  |  By ecdltf

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.5.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is one of the best application I've used in the last 6 months! After 1 hour of evaluating I buyed it.It gives you - among others - zip, 7z, bz2, rar for compressing (most of them with several levels), and all this in one, stable(!) application with an absolutely Mac-like GUI! It lets you browse and extract virtually all kind of compressed stuff.
Not to mention the BetterZip QuickLook component for Leopard ...

Thanks!

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4 stars

"My new go to compression application"

November 07, 2007  |  By Rod1976

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.5.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a great replacement for those that used to use StuffIt, however it really needs a double click option to extract compressed files in the finder and a contextual menu option to compress files without having to open the application itself.

Other than those small â??wantsâ?? this is an inexpensive all in one compression utility that handles nearly everything.

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5 stars

"WinZip for Macs"

October 22, 2006  |  By champion_bag

 |  Version: BetterZip 1.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've used Mac compression apps for a long, long time. My first ever shareware registration was paying for Compact Pro through snail mail, and I've sinced used DiskDoubler/SuperDoubler, several versions of Stuffit and Zipit. For some time, I've wanted WinZip for Mac, and BetterZip comes pretty close to the ease of use and versatility of WinZip. It also reminds me of the bloat-free simplicity of Compact Pro. Definitely worth the money.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8
  • Archives can now be moved to the trash automatically after a direct extraction (set this in the preferences, tab Advanced).
  • Added a switch in the preferences to suppress the display of an extraction's destination in the Finder.
  • Open, extract, and create XAR archives.
  • Open and extract PKWARE AES encrypted zip archives.
  • Added support for Python eggs. At least zip based eggs.
  • Added the Chinese localization by He Yunxuan.
  • Speed-up for zip and 7-zip.
  • Rar compressed comicbook files (cbr) can now be handled by other programs without losing rar handling in BetterZip.
  • Worked around a problem with the built-in archive handler in Windows XP and Vista.
  • Tar based archives that only have a . folder are displayed now as a normal folder. Previously the . folder was always treated as a hidden folder.
  • Small enhancements in the registration window.
  • In some cases the automatically created destination folder name included .part01 when extracting a multi-volume rar archive.
  • Rar files that didn't have the correct magic bytes at the beginning of the file could not be opened.
  • Larger archives (4-8GB) couldn't be created with zip format.
  • Old format uncompressed tar archives were not recognized and couldn't be opened.
  • Previewing files and switching archives via filesystem browser could lead to a crash.
  • After modifying a tbz or tgz archive a save operation would result in an uncompressed tar archive.
  • BetterZip now correctly detects when a wrong rar password was used for extraction.
  • Fixed two minor memory leaks.
  • Extracting two folders where one's name is the prefix of the second's (e.g., data and data2) would only extract the first.
General
Publisher MacItBetter
Publisher web site http://macitbetter.com/
Release Date March 03, 2009
Date Added March 03, 2009
Version 1.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.07MB
File Name BetterZip-2.3.4.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 116,242
Downloads Last Week 75
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $19.95

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