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Zipeg for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 16 votes

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    Dec. 23, 2011
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Editors' Review


Are you in need of a robust yet quick archive opener that can handle a multitude of file types? Zipeg for Mac is all this and a little more. It can handle .zip, .rar, .7z, .z, .tar, .gz, .tgz, .bz2, and other exotic archive types, and it particularly excels at large archives.

With Zipeg for Mac you can see the files contained in the archive and manually select the ones you wish to expand, leaving unselected files unexpanded. By processing only what matters to you, less space is wasted on your hard drive and you wait less time as the archive opens. This is of course particularly handy for large archives or ones that contain an unexpectedly large number of small files. Another function where Zipeg will beat the competition in is its ability to sometimes extract files from archives that are partially damaged. Most software will only successfully decompress archives if the whole process didn't cause any error, even if some files were OK. Of course, it also handles split archives. The only downside to this software is that sometimes you just want to double-click an archive and expand it. In those cases, it will not be the most appropriate choice, given the fact that two actions will be required instead of one. First you'll need to click your archive, which directly opens Zipeg's interface, and only then you can launch the decompression action.

Zipeg for Mac seems to be a very handy tool that is both free and packed with better features compared with its competition. Anyone regularly using archives, both small, large, or partially damaged should keep a copy of this software on their hard drive for occasions where classic expanders are struggling to get things done.

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5 stars

"Does What it Says"

March 28, 2012  |  By MackyMoto

 |  Version: Zipeg


Works as advertised
Good value


None that I know


I'm a Mac user that needed to open a password protected file from a Windows machine. This did it. Good enough for me.

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5 stars

"Excellent expander utility."

January 03, 2012  |  By hammo95242

 |  Version: Zipeg


Opens popular and rare files.


I haven't found any cons.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
  • NoClassDefFoundError for ShellFolder Invoker
  • java 1.5 compatible DnD filters.
  • workaround for Oracle bug 4673161 JFileChooser throws IOException
  • command Window Minimize and Zoom for Mac
  • fixed null pointer exception in InputBlocker.getGlassPane()
  • crash logs improvements
  • protected against accidental overwrite of system folders
  • added warning for folder overwrite. fixed extracting empty folders
  • fixed resource forks processing
  • implemented protection agains clicking multiple times to open the same archive.
  • fixed flickering of toolbar window dragging is in action
  • workaround for file open blues
  • fix for exceptions due to late invocations, focus changes and progress reporting
  • increased memory limit to 1GB
  • fixed extract to cache when destination and temp files are the same
  • fixed some issues with message boxes
Publisher Zipeg Labs
Publisher web site http://www.zipeg.com
Release Date December 19, 2011
Date Added December 23, 2011
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.79MB
File Name zipeg_mac.dmg
Total Downloads 116,000
Downloads Last Week 582
License Model Free
Limitations no limitations - fully functional free software
Price Free

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