Lets you quickly inspect archives without first extracting their contents

BetterZip for Mac

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Download BetterZip 3.0

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  • Latest Version:

    BetterZip 5.3.4

  • Requirements:

    Mac OS X 10.9 or later

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  • Author / Product:

    MacItBetter / BetterZip for Mac

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Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system. Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of BetterZip 3.0.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of BetterZip for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

All old versions distributed on our website are completely virus-free and available for download at no cost.

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What's new in this version:

New Features
- The new Direct Mode speeds up working with large archives by making archive preparation and recompression obsolete.
- Extensive Apple Script support.
- Support for XZ archives.
- Integrated the BetterZip Quick Look Generator.
- Extract the whole archive or single files from the Quick Look generator.
- Display, add, and update archive comments for ZIP and RAR formats.
- BetterZip 3 adds a password generator which suggests strong passwords whenever you need them.
- Open, extract, and quick look winmail.dat files.
- Open, extract, and modify ePub files.
- Open, extract, and quick look(!) Apple disk images (DMG files).
- Add custom filename extensions that BetterZip handles.
- Test archives using the operations queue.
- Add column file status and icon badges to show whether items have been modified (replaced, edited, moved, etc.) Enhancements
- Support for the OS X notification center.
- Added a "create folder" option for archives with only one root item.
- The updated visual style better fits in with Yosemite's look and there's Retina imagery throughout.
- Added a hidden setting to show hidden files and folders in the save/open panels (Ninja abound).
- A new page in the help system collects all available hidden settings for convenient access.
- Allow filenames to contain ? and *.
- Audible feedback when extracting files by dragging and dropping.
- Mac items, e.g., AppleDouble ._ files are now displayed in gray and cannot be selected or manipulated on their own, because that doesn't make sense anyway.
- RAR and 7z formats now have an additional compression factor that creates solid archives. With this setting, multiple files are compressed together, often leading to even higher compression ratio. The disadvantage is that extracting individual files is significantly slower as are archive updates in direct mode.
- Moved passwords from save presets to password manager.

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