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Simple handling of compressed archives is a breeze on a Mac, simply secondary-click and hit "Compress". Likewise opening a zip file is as easy as a double-click. But what happens when you want to get a bit more advanced with your compression archives? That's where something like iZip Archiver s...

November 21st 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Mac OS X has had a zip utility built into it for some time. For extracting stuff other than Zip files, the Unarchiver's your friend. But what about actually compressing and managing archives? That's where BetterZip 2 steps in. BetterZip 2 allows you to open archives without first extracting t...

July 22nd 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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In response to an article about Archive Utility's preferences, a reader asked if there was a way to show the contents of an archived file. I used to have a QuickLook plugin for this, but it stopped working at some point and I had never gotten around to finding a new one. The BetterZip Quick Look ge...

October 22nd 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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BetterZip is a utility I might not use every day, but I'm very thankful for it when I need it. It's an archive/compression utility which handles a broad array of archive formats, including ZIP, TAR, GZip, BZip2, and some that you rarely see on a Mac, such as 7-Zip and RAR formats. While the unarchiv...

May 21st 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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With zip support built into OS X a third-party compression utility has to bring something special to the table, and BetterZip does. Basically it allows you to open and inspect archives without expanding the whole thing first. This can be useful if you only want a few of the files that are compressed...

December 24th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments