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Archiver 4

as easy as saying "pie"

Features in a nutshell

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.

To reduce file size, Archiver lets you choose from a palette of high-yielding compression formats. And for that extra bit of squeeze, Archiver 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.

> See screenshot

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 macOS 13 Ventura. Also available on the Mac App Store.

Archives made simple

Archiver 3 made working with archives easy. We knew there was room for improvement, so we rolled up our sleeves to make working with archives even easier for you.

Archiver 4 brings you a smooth interface, a blazing fast workflow and a convenient quick preview.

Archiver opening a compressed 'ZIP' file containing different photos.
Archiver showing a compression in process, you can choose your archive format, it's name, and even make it zip compatible.

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

Keep it secret, keep it safe

With Archiver you can keep your sensitive data private and secure.

Protect your files by packing them in encrypted, password-protected archives.

An Archiver compression in progress where you can see a password field to safely protect your compressed file.
A compressed file that was opened by Archiver without previous extraction, allowing you to preview its contents.

Take a Quick Look

With Archiver you can take a sneak peek and preview archives. Say goodbye to extracting all files just to see what's inside and archive!

And it gets better: save even more time by extracting only the files you really need.

Drag & drop delight

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

Just drag your files into the app and sit back while Archiver takes care of the rest.

A series of three colored icons representing different formats which Archiver can work with: 'ZIP', 'TAR', 'RAR'...
Archiver opening different compressed files simultaneously, showing its multi-tasking capability.


Archiver is geared to take full advantage of your Mac. You can extract multiple archives by simply dragging them onto the app. Archiver unpacks the archives in parallel to leverage the highest possible performance.

Split and Combine

You have a file too large to fit on a disk or send by email?

With Archiver you can split files into smaller files of any desired size.

Optionally compress the split files to squeeze out some extra space, or checksum them for added security.

Archiver can split the file in several parts if it exceeds a certain size specified by the user.

Supported archive File Formats

  • Zip & WinZip .zip
  • RAR & WinRAR .rar, r00
  • 7zip .7z .7z.001 .7z.002...
  • Stufflt .sit .sitx
  • Stufflt Expander .sea
  • Tar .tar
  • Tar Gzip .tar.gz .tgz
  • Tar Bzip2 .tar.bz2 .tbz
  • Tar Z .tar.z
  • CPIO .cpio
  • Package .pkg
  • Archiver .archiver
  • XAR .xar
  • ARJ .arj
  • Linux RPM .rpm
  • CAB .cab
  • LhA .lha .lzh
  • BinHex .hqx
  • MacBinary .bin .macbin
  • PAX .pax
  • HA archive .ha
  • Debian Package .deb
  • Amiga Disk File .adf, .adz
  • Amiga DMS .dms
  • Amiga LhF .f .F
  • Amiga LZX .lzx
  • Amiga DCS .dcs
  • Amiga PackDev .pkd
  • Amiga xMash .xms
  • Amiga Zoom .zom
  • ZIPx .zipx
  • Web Archive .war
= Archiver can open and create this archive format
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