BetterZip 4.2.3

BetterZip 4.2.3

BetterZip lets you quickly inspect archives without first extracting their contents.
  • Extract Only Files You Really Need: If you only need a few files or folders from a larger archive, you don’t have to extract the whole thing. Simply drag the files you need from the BetterZip window to any Finder window or the desktop.
  • Open Archives Without Extracting: Not only can BetterZip open archives without first extracting them but you can also search for a file using the iTunes-like interface. BetterZip can open and extract archives with the most common formats: ZIP, SIT, TAR, XAR, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7-Zip, CPIO, ARJ, LZH/LHA, JAR, WAR, CAB, ISO, CHM, RPM, DEB, NSIS, BIN, HQX.
  • Create Archives: Simply drag files and folders from your hard drives, disks, or network places into your new zip file. You no longer have to copy all the files into a temporary folder first. The supported formats are ZIP, TAR, GZip and BZip2 compressed TAR, XAR, 7-ZIP, and RAR (using the external RAR commandline tool). Large archives can also be split.
  • Protect Your dаta: BetterZip can protect your data with a password and create WinZip compatible AES-256 encrypted archives. 7-zip and rar archives can also be protected.
  • Update Archives: Add new or updated files to existing archives. Remove any file or folder from an archive, or even move files around inside the archive as if it were a normal folder.
  • Make Archives Compatible: Strip Mac specific files and resource forks from archives for best compatibility with systems like Windows or Linux.

What's New:

Version 4.2 (for macOS 10.10 and later)
New Features
  • Added support for macOS 10.14 Mojave’s Dark Mode.
  • BetterZip now has a menu bar icon onto which you can drag items and that has a shortcut menu with the most important functions. Activate the menu bar icon in the BetterZip preferences on the tab “General”.
  • You can now specify in extraction presets what BetterZip should do, if there are conflicts with already existing files or folders.
  • BetterZip now supports zipx files that use xz compression as well as WinZip split files (z01, z02, …)
  • Added an option to not “show folders” when in flat list view. Toggle this option via the View menu.
  • Added a Polish translation. Thank you, Bartosz!
  • Filenames containing numbers are now sorted numerically like in Finder.
  • The “Replace File” dialog shows more clearly which file or folder is older and which is newer.
  • Changed the logic of the option “Quit after last window closed”: only archive windows will trigger the quitting, not the preferences, transcript, or queue windows.
  • Show combined progress of all windows (not only queue) in Dock tile (and menubar item).
  • Added a button for testing the archive in the warning message window when an error occurs during opening.
  • Added an AppleScript command to get the selected item paths in an archive window.
  • The Drop Bar is now forced to the front when dragging files over it.
  • Add a setting to not show the queue window when queue operations are started. Turn it on in BetterZip > Preferences > Advanced.
  • The encoding of text files is now automatically detected when previewing text files in the preview sidebar.
  • You can now select multiple files in the File > Open panel.
Bug Fixes
  • Dropping files (especially a mix of supported archives and non-archive file types) onto the BetterZip Dock icon did not work reliably.
  • When switching view mode without a sorting column selected in the table, BetterZip could crash.
  • BetterZip will no longer allow to extract zip files outside of the destination folder. (Thanks, Meituan Financial Security Team!)
  • Fixed the opening and extraction of plain xz archives.
  • For some users the BetterZip Finder button did not work.
  • Extracting multi-part, password protected rar archives with CRC errors could lead to an endless password entry loop.
  • When editing a file type in Preferences > Files and clicking Ok without making any changes in the window, the type disappeared from the list.
  • PDF files showed only the first page in the preview sidebar.
  • Compressing a folder with a space character at the end of the name didn’t work.


  • Title: BetterZip
  • Developer: MacItBetter, Robert Rezabek
  • Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Language: Multilangual
  • Includes: K'ed by TNT
  • Size: 13.45 MB
  • visit official website



Comments 1

Tom 19 March 2019 12:32
This version of BetterZip does not work under Mojave 10.14.3
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