Unzip partially or entirely, preview, and compress files

BetterUnarchiver is designed to be a better unarchiver. In fact, it’s not only an unarchiver, but also a compressor or an archiver.

It allows you to entirely or partially unzip and open Zip, 7z, RAR, ISO, TAR, CAB, WIM, XZ, CHM, COM, HFS, NSIS, and UDF files. You can also preview archive contents without decompressing. Besides, you can even archive or create password-protected zip files.


  • Entirely or Partially Open BetterUnarchiver is a highly versatile unarchiver that can unpack pretty much any archive you throw at it, be it Zip, 7z, RAR, ISO, TAR, CAB, WIM, XZ, CHM, COM, HFS, NSIS, UDF, etc., files.
  • Preview Archive Contents Without Decompressing: BetterUnarchiver lets you preview the files inside archives, such as text, images or music, and unzip only those files you really need. If you have another app installed that can open a file, archives can also use that app to open contained files.
  • Decompressing According to Your Need: BetterUnarchiver gives you more options when extracting files from an archive, you can load archive files in batch and extract in one go. You can also select partial of the files in one archive to only extract the selected files which is very handy if you download a lot of archived files from the internet.
  • Create Password-Protected Zip Files (7z, Zip, TAR): Running low on disk space? Reclaim it with archiver by compressing files and folders. And for that extra bit of care, BetterUnarchiver helps you safeguard your sensitive files by packing them in an encrypted, password-protected archive.

System Requirements

  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later

How many computers can you activate software with?

  • Each app can only install on one Mac computer.