The Unarchiver for Mac

The Unarchiver for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 50 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    319,069
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    522
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The Unarchiver for Mac gives you the tools you need to open just about any type of compressed file and extract the items contained inside. You can choose which formats you'd like to use this program for, so it will only spring into action when you want it to.

Pros

Streamlined interface: Users of all skill levels should have no trouble finding their way around this application's interface. There are three tabs across the top of the window that provide access to the app's various features, and selecting the types of file formats you'd like to open with the app is as easy as checking items from a list.

Customization options: While this app doesn't have a ton of features, it has just the right mix of options for determining where files should be extracted to and how you'd like the extracted files' data to display. For instance, you can set the program to use the original date and time from the compressed file on the extracted files, or you can instruct it to insert a new date and time reflecting when the files were extracted.

Cons

Limited help: There are some forums you can browse to find information about how to troubleshoot problems or how to access all of the app's features, but there is no real dedicated Help feature. You can also read a little bit about the program on the company's home page, but that's about the extent of it. However, the accessibility of the interface and the lightweight nature of the program mean that you probably won't have too much need for it.

Bottom Line

This is a good program to have on hand, because you never know when you're going to need to open files that other people send you in a variety of compressed formats. It's free, works well, and has just the right mix of features to make it a good option for most users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Tremendous App"

July 13, 2013  |  By WGibson6481

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 3.8

Pros

This free app (without ads either!!) is better than any other decompression application. It put Stuffit (which was the Mac standard for more than a decade), WinZip, or any others.

Cons

I have to admit, I cannot think of any.

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4 stars

"All in all i like it."

April 14, 2013  |  By Surajo42

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 3.7

Pros

Generally it works fine

Cons

If you have more than 2 zip-files: with some it works fine, you can open all together. But there are zip-files, you have to open after the 2nd file each separately.

In Preferences you cannot fix it, that it expands from the beginning in the same file. The first zip-file you have always to authorise.

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5 stars

"Works without a hitch"

December 11, 2012  |  By icarus68

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 3.5.1

Pros

Straightforward installation and easy to use.

Cons

haven't noticed yet

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5 stars

"Perfect for what I needed"

June 02, 2012  |  By manutd018

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 3.2

Pros

Wide variety of supported file types.

Cons

Interface is slightly lackluster.

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5 stars

"The best program of the kind I have ever used."

April 14, 2012  |  By Fire_Angel

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 3.1.1

Pros

Opens almost any compressed archive format you are ever likely to see.
Fast; opens many Stuffit archives much faster than Stuffit Expander on my PowerMac.
It just works, you hardly notice it after a while.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

If you download many archive files form the web and have a Mac, I think you should have The Unarchiver installed.

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5 stars

"PowerMac Support returns!"

April 08, 2012  |  By UltraJoe

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 3.1.1

Pros

- Support for every archive format imaginable, including ZipX
- PowerMac support

Cons

- None I've found so far

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1 stars

"Bye-bye to PowerMacs"

March 24, 2012  |  By UltraJoe

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 3.0

Pros

• Unarchives tons of different formats
• Easy to use

Cons

• No longer supported on PowerMacs

Summary

The product description needs to be updated. The Unarchiver 3.0 is Intel-only. Very disappointed that .zipx support still leaves us PowerMac users behind.

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4 stars

"please, some assistance"

March 22, 2012  |  By masegorobin

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 2.7.1

Pros

I'm new to unarchiver, and I was happy to discover that it opened a huge zip file that I downloaded - with no fuss . . .

Cons

But, when I attempt to open a torrent file, Unarchiver asks for my password - problem is, I have not entered a password for Unarchiver . . . please inform me where I can find how to create/change my unarchiver password.

thanks!

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5 stars

"One of the Best Unarchiving Tools"

December 01, 2011  |  By offthewaggoner

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 2.7.1

Pros

Easy to navigate; supports dozens of different formats; efficient, fast, reliable app; one of the best unarchiving tools on Mac OS X.

Cons

Can't find any fault in it.

Summary

The Unarchiver is one of those handful of programs I consider most essential for my system. It's truly a wonderful app that supports a variety of formats, from RAR to 7-zip to even old Amiga formats. It is able to handle practically all that you throw at it without any issues. It's practical, stable, and extremely easy to use. Great piece of software.

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4 stars

"Handy to have an alternative."

May 31, 2011  |  By DLVN2

 |  Version: The Unarchiver 2.7.1

Pros

Handy to have an alternative when something doesn't open automaticly

Cons

no negative comment.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.1
  • Fixed extraction of double-format archives like .tar.gz, which was accidentally broken in 3.9.
General
Publisher Dag Agren
Publisher web site http://wakaba.c3.cx/
Release Date October 02, 2013
Date Added October 02, 2013
Version 3.9.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.17MB
File Name TheUnarchiver3.9.1.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 319,069
Downloads Last Week 522
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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