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Archiver for Mac

By Incredible Bee Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 1, 2014

Archiver for Mac lets you access the contents of 28 archive types, including the most popular ones, and can compress files quickly. This premium app comes with a 15-day free trial and features drag-and-drop interactions, both in the app, itself, and through its icon. Despite its ease of use, you still have access to advanced features like splitting archives in several parts and content encryption.

Pros

Clean-cut interface: Archiver for Mac features a minimalist main window with a drop zone. Once a file is dropped there, the app presents you with a preview of the files that were loaded and gives you several choices depending on whether you've placed an archive or another type of file in it.

Potent: When creating archives, the app lets you choose the name, format, compression level, and encryption used. When placing an archive in the software, you'll be able to convert it to another format, split it into smaller parts, and extract it.

Speedy: When testing, we extracted a 60MB ZIP file in two seconds and created an archive of a 71MB file in seven seconds.

Cons

Two-step file-splitting: You cannot split a document into parts directly: you have to archive it first.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for an easy way to manage your archives, you should definitely give Archiver for Mac a go. The app's functionality, default output folders, archive handling and association, completion actions, and app bundle support make it worthwhile. Also, you'll be impressed with its performance.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Archiver for Mac 2.1.4.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0.6

General

Release May 6, 2019
Date Added May 6, 2019
Version 3.0.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan

Popularity

Total Downloads 10,349
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

Who says working with archives needs to be complicated? Archiver makes opening, creating and converting archives easy as pie. Smart drag and drop: With Archiver you don't need to worry about archive formats. Simply drag and drop your files onto Archiver and let it handle the hard work for you. Keep it secret, keep it safe: With Archiver you can protect your sensitive files by packing them in encrypted, password-protected archives. Split and combine: You have a file too large to fit onto one disk or to send in one email? With Archiver you can conveniently split and combine files to suit your needs. Supported file formats: Archiver can open all popular archive formats, including RAR, 7zip, StuffIt (sit, sea file extensions), Gzip, Bzip2, Tar, Apple Disk Images (DMGs), and of course Zip.