BetterZip 3.2.1

BetterZip 3.2.1

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 data: 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.


Version 3.2:
New Features
  • Added a hidden setting to make a folder expand when double clicked in the archive window instead of extracting and viewing it
  • Added a hidden setting to show the real password length in the preset configuration (instead of always five bullets)
  • Added support for Android APK files

  • BetterZip now respects the System Preferences’ setting Sound > "Play user interface sound effects"
  • Enhanced the QL preview for the weirdly-zoomed Spotlight window
  • Added .mscz as supported file extension to the QL generator
  • Changed the default for concurrent operations to 4 instead of auto, because the system would max out all processors
  • Clarified the help page for the preset configuration

Bug Fixes
  • Switching to flat-list view mode didn’t work correctly on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Fixed the weird focus behavior when editing text fields in the preset configuration on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Changing hidden settings in the German help system didn’t work correctly on macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • When creating multi-part RAR archives through the BetterZip service, other multi-part RAR archives in the same folder were moved to the trash
  • After deleting all presets, the preset configuration didn’t work correctly under certain conditions
  • AppleScript: destination:original wasn’t handled correctly
  • The options in the save panel weren’t always set correctly with the preset values, if the preset used "Show save panel"
  • Duplicating a preset sometimes didn’t copy the password to the new preset
  • The sheet with the progress bar could get stuck when the archive window was minimized during a lengthy operation


  • Title: BetterZip 3.2.1
  • Developer: MacItBetter, Robert Rezabek
  • Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
  • Language: Multilangual
  • Includes: Pre-K'ed
  • Size: 12.14 MB
  • Official website

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