BetterZip 3
> the next generation of archiving

Create and Update

  • BetterZip can create archives with these formats: ZIP, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ (new), 7-ZIP, and — using the external commandline utility — RAR.
  • The new Direct Mode lets you add files to archives without additional steps like saving. This is especially useful for large archives. You can also directly delete files from archives, rename files inside an archive, and move them around – all without recompressing.
  • Compatibility: Have BetterZip remove Mac specific files from archives for archives that look and behave well on Windows.
  • Edit archived files in an external application and BetterZip can update your archive.

Open and Extract

  • BetterZip can currently open and extract over 30 archive formats including: ZIP, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ (new), 7-ZIP, RAR, Apple Disk Images (DMG), TNEF (winmail.dat), ARJ, LHA, LZH, ISO, CHM, CAB, CPIO/CPGZ, DEB, RPM, StuffIt's SIT, BinHex, MacBinary, ePub, JAR/WAR/EAR/SAR/PAR/WSR Java archives, CBZ/CBR e-books, GZip, BZip2, WIM.
  • BetterZip can also join split files with enumerated file extensions 001, 002, ...
  • New: Open and extract winmail.dat files.
  • New: Open, extract, and quick look Apple disk images (dmg files).
  • New: Open, extract, and modify ePub files. BetterZip is not a replacement for a real ePub editor, but since ePub files are really just special zip files, why not use BetterZip to peek into or even modify them.

Preview

Preview or Quick Look files inside your archives without extracting first.

Protect

Protect your data with strong AES-256 encryption. Never email sensitive files unencrypted or upload them to cloud services without protection.

Password Manager and Password Generator

  • BetterZip can collect a list of archive passwords in your keychain and use them automatically whenever you open an encrypted archive.
  • New: BetterZip 3 features a password generator similar to Safari's. Let BetterZip suggest strong passwords whenever needed.

Presets

BetterZip allows you to create presets for creating and extracting archives. Presets collect all settings that can be applied to an archive, from the destination folder and archive format, to passwords and even a script to execute after the operation completed.

Filtering

BetterZip can filter out unwanted files during archive extraction. No more Thumbs.db and other unwanted stuff from other systems! It can also prevent files from being put into your archive in the first place. You don't want your hidden version control folders or backup files in the archive.

Extensive AppleScript Support

New: BetterZip 3 can be scripted using AppleScript. Integrate it in your workflows.

Archive Comments

New: Display, add, and update archive comments for zip and rar formats. BetterZip can also display the file comments that may be present in zip files.

Services

BetterZip offers two configurable services, one for creating and one for extracting archives. Choose a preset for each which can be started through the Services menu and even be given a shortcut key.

Test archives

  • Quickly test an archive without extracting it to find out whether it is damaged.
  • New: Test archives using the operations queue.

Integrated QL Generator

New: The widely used BetterZip Quick Look Generator is now integrated into BetterZip. Using the QL generator is still free for all, but there is one neat new feature that requires a BetterZip license (after the trial expired): The new QL generator lets you click a file in the archive. At this point it will hand command over to BetterZip which extracts and displays the clicked file. It's really nice, if I say so myself.

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