Archiver 2.3

Archives as easy as "pie"

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Extract archives

So you downloaded this file you can't open? Don't be fooled by the name – Archiver is a highly versatile unarchiver that can unpack pretty much any archive you throw at it.

With Archiver you can extract RAR, StuffIt, Zip, 7zip and many more popular (and not so popular!) archive file formats.

See all supported formats

Reduce file size

Running low on disk space? Reclaim it with Archiver by compressing files and folders. Choose from a palette of high-yielding compression formats.

And for that extra bit of squeeze, Archiver 2 ships with its own compression format to shrink photos, images and audio files.

Preview archives

You requested, we gladly delivered! Archiver lets you look inside an archive and see its contents.

And what's more, you can preview files with QuickLook, and unzip only those files you really need.

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Tune my Archiver

Archiver ships with powerful options so you can adapt it to your needs.

Set compression levels, choose a default output folder, automatically remove archives after unzipping them, and many more features make this the most complete archiving tool for your Mac.

Encrypt archives

Keep your data private, keep it secure! With Archiver, you can safeguard your sensitive files by packing them in an encrypted, password-protected archive.

Split and combine

You have a file too large for a disk? You need to send an email but the attachment is too big?

No problem! With Archiver you can split and combine files in just a few clicks. What's more, Archiver also lets you create split archives.

Archiver requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, or 10.11 El Capitan. Also available on the Mac App Store.

Archives as easy as pie!

Archiver made working with archives easy. But we knew there was room for improvement, so we stepped up our efforts a gear to make working with archives even easier for you.

Archiver 2 brings you a fresh interface, a blazing fast workflow and a quick preview.


Drag & drop delight

Never worry about archive formats again – Archiver's drag and drop capability is back and smarter than ever!

Just drag your files into the app and watch Archiver take care of the rest.


Take a quick look

Say goodbye to extracting all files in an archive just to see what's inside!

With Archiver 2 you can take a sneak peak and preview archives. And it gets better: Archiver lets you extract only the files you really need.

It's all just a drag and a drop away.


Shrink 'em images and music files

Have you ever tried to send an image only to be told that the file is too large? Do your file uploads seem to take forever?

Enter Archiver 2's own compression format, with which you can truly shrink image and audio files.

Supported archive file formats

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Frequently asked questions

Why should I upgrade to Archiver 2?

Besides several under-the-hood improvements, here are some features we've added to Archiver that we feel you'll find are worth the upgrade:

  • Preview archives and then drag out or QuickLook individual files without extracting the entire archive

  • A revamped workflow making it even easier to work with archives

  • Choose archive compression levels

  • A new archive format for image and audio file pre-compression so you can share files quicker

  • Extract more than one archive at once

Is there an upgrade discount?

Indeed there is!

You can upgrade to Archiver 2 for a discount if you own a license to either Archiver 1 or iArchiver.

I only bought Archiver 1 recently, do I still need to upgrade?

If you purchased Archiver after February 1st, 2013 you’re entitled to a free upgrade. Please contact us with your serial number and we’ll send you your new serial number.

Does Archiver 2 support RAR?

That's right!

Archiver can open, create and convert archives in the RAR format.

Creating RAR archives requires a third-party plugin, but this is easily installed. Click here to watch how to install the plugin.

In the direct download version, Archiver will offer to automatically install the plugin when you try to create a RAR archive. In the Mac App Store version please activate RAR archiving in the Preferences first.

Is there a difference between the Mac App Store and direct download versions?

Both versions have the same features.

There are two subtle differences in order to comply with App Store rules:

  • Default output destination. In the direct download version the default output folder is set to "Same folder as input files" whereas in the App Store version this is set to "Ask me".

  • RAR plugin installation. In the direct download version, Archiver 2 handles this automatically when you try to create a RAR archive. In the App Store version you need to activate RAR archiving in the Preferences and then manually download the plugin.

What formats does Archiver support?

Archiver can uncompress, unpack, unzip, unrar and open most archive file formats you'll encounter.

See the list of supported file formats or download Archiver and hit it with an archive.

What kind of compression does the Archiver format offer?

.archiver archives use image and audio pre-compression, followed by Xar compression.

Can Archiver open encrypted archives?

Yes, Archiver can uncompress password-protected encrypted archives, such as those in the RAR, 7zip and/or Zip format.

Archives with both standard encryption (where the file contents are encrypted) and the strong header encryption (where the file names are concealed) can be extracted with Archiver.

To open encrypted archives, simply drag them onto Archiver, enter your password and click Extract. That's it!

Take a look at the intro video or download Archiver and try it now.

What kind of encryption does Archiver use?

Archiver uses pkzip encryption for Zip archives and AES-256 for 7zip archives.

Can Archiver open split archives?

Yes, Archiver can combine and then unarchive split archives in RAR and 7zip format.

To open a split archive file, simply drag one or more of the split files onto Archiver and click Extract. Easy as pie!

Download Archiver now and try it out.

Can Archiver split or combine files?

Yes, Archiver is both a file splitter and file combiner!

To split a file, simply drag it onto Archiver and click Split. You can then choose the split size and whether to compress the split files.

You can also create split 7zip archives here.

Similarly, to combine a set of split files, drag one or more of the files onto Archiver and click Combine.

Can I set the compression level when creating archives?

Sure thing!

When creating Zip, RAR, 7zip, Tar Gzip or Tar Bzip2 archives, you can set the compression level of the archive. The higher the compression strength, the smaller the archive (but the longer it takes to create the archive).

What does the Clean menu item do?

The Clean menu item removes any stale temporary working directories created by Archiver.

Normally Archiver cleans up any working directories automatically when an operation (such as extracting an archive) completes. Running this command is only necessary if Archiver quits unexpectedly and so wasn't able to clean up the temporary directories automatically.

Lost your license key?

No problem!

Please enter the email address you used for your purchase and we'll send you the serial number right away.

Download older versions

Looking for Archiver 1?

Please download Archiver 1 here if you're running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later.

For those of you on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard please download this version of Archiver 1.

OS X 10.7 users can download an older Archiver 2 version here.

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