BetterZip 5.0

Create, edit, and extract archives files on your Mac.

BetterZip is an application that comes as an alternative to using Mac's Archive Utility for managing your compressed data. This program provides you with a quick and simple solution for creating, editing, and extracting various types of archive files.

The utility works with formats like ZIP, XAR, 7-ZIP, TAR, RAR, and many others. You can use this program to compress multiple files into a single archive. It might prove to be of good use if you need to attach large files to an email or reclaim disk space on your Mac.

Another useful advantage is that the program lets you edit archive files without decompressing them. For example, you can import an archive, delete one of the stored files, all without extracting the compressed file in the process.

What's more, you can set BetterZip as a default Mac utility for handling archive files and use the built-in search tool to immediately find files in the imported archives.

You can find cheaper solutions for managing your archive files, whether it's Mac's default tool or other third-party programs. Yet, they aren't as feature-rich as BetterZip but provide you with great results. So, if you're looking for an efficient and intuitive archive manager, BetterZip might be the solution for you.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Works with multiple archive file formats
  • Allows you to edit archive files
  • Fast processing speed
  • Comes with a search tool


  • You can find cheaper solutions
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