Version 4.0 (for macOS 10.10 and later)

Integration with Other Apps

The Favorites Sidebar Received Some Love

In the new version you can rename, copy, move, and delete archives, open an archive in a new window or a new tab, display and treat multi-volume archives as one item. You can also choose to show all files in the sidebar instead of only archives. Also, Finder labels!

New Drop Bar

Drop files on the new Drop Bar with drop areas for your favorite presets to instantly compress or extract them.

Navigation Bar

Drill into folders by double-clicking them like in Finder. A folder path is displayed above the archive contents which gives you easy navigation to all parent folders and allows you to drop items directly into them.

Keep Archives Free of Mac Stuff

When modifying an archive that currently has no Mac specific stuff (metadata, Finder settings, etc.) in it you can now keep all Mac stuff out, add Mac stuff to the archive, or be asked every time what you want to do. Set your preferred option on the General tab of the BetterZip preferences.

Repair RAR Archives

If you install the external rar command line tool, BetterZip 4 can try to repair damaged archives when opening or extracting them. Recovery volumes are now treated like other parts of a multi-volume rar archives.

Many More Enhancements Requested by BetterZip Users


Version 3.2.1 (for macOS 10.9 and later)

Bug Fixes


Version 3.2 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Version 3.1.2 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

Bug Fixes


Version 3.1.1 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

Bug Fixes


Version 3.1 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Version 3.0.4 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

Bug Fixes

Since the Deflate64 compression method which was used for zip archives compressed with the “best, but slower” setting is not supported by Apple’s Archive Utility, I have gone back to using the normal Deflate method. You can still get this, by adding -mm=Deflate64 as an “additional parameter”.


Version 3.0.3 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

Bug Fixes


Version 3.0.2 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Version 3.0.1 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Version 3.0 (for OS X 10.9 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Version 2.3.4 (2014-12-01, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

Bug fixes

Version 2.3.3 (2014-03-05, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

Bug fixes

Version 2.3.2 (2013-11-18, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

Enhancements

Bug fixes

Version 2.3.1 (2013-02-12, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug fixes

Version 2.3 (2012-05-30, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug fixes

Version 2.2.1 (2012-03-22, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

Enhancements

Bug fixes

Version 2.2 (2012-02-28, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug fixes

Version 2.1.2 (2011-11-18, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug Fixes

Version 2.1.1 (2011-10-01, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

Bug Fixes

Version 2.1 (2011-09-20, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Version 2.0.2 (2011-07-04, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Version 2.0.1 (2011-06-23, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

Bug Fixes


Version 2.0 (2011-06-22, for Mac OS X 10.6 and later)

New Features

Enhancements

Bug Fixes


Version 1.8.3 (2009-09-09) - Download (for Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5)

Bugs fixed


Version 1.8.2 (2009-09-01)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.8.1 (2009-04-29)

New Features

Bugs fixed


Version 1.8 (2009-03-03)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.7.3 (2008-10-21)

New features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.7.2 (2008-08-05)

Bugs fixed


Version 1.7.1 (2008-06-20)

Bugs fixed


Version 1.7 (2008-06-19)

New features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.6.2 (2008-04-22)

New features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.6.1 (2008-04-09)

New features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.6 (2008-04-01)

New features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.5.6 (2007-11-21)

Bugs fixed


Version 1.5.5 (2007-11-07)

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.5.4 (2007-10-23)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.5.3 (2007-10-11)

Bugs fixed


Version 1.5.2 (2007-10-11)

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.5.1 (2007-08-21)

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.5 (2007-06-26)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.4.2 (2007-02-21)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.4.1 (2007-02-06)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.4 (2007-01-30)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.3.1 (2006-10-23)

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.3 (2006-10-10)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.2.2 (2006-08-29)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.2.1 (2006-08-01)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.2 (2006-07-11)

New Features

Changes


Version 1.1.1 (2006-06-27)

Bugs fixed


Version 1.1 (2006-06-14)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.0.1 (2006-05-15)

New Features

Changes

Bugs fixed


Version 1.0 (2006-05-04)

The adventure begins.