Lets you quickly inspect archives without first extracting their contents

BetterZip for Mac

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Download BetterZip 3.1

BetterZip 3.1

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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 3.1.

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
- Added a list of file extensions that shouldn't be opened as archives: .xlsx, .docx, .pages, and .numbers by default. Add your own on the "Hidden Settings" page in the BetterZip help.
- Added column "Total Size" that includes the resource fork's (._ file's) size.
- BetterZip now lets you drag images from your web browser and drop them directly into an archive window.
- Added a hidden setting for choosing what to do when clicking a file in the QL panel: open the archive in BetterZip and select the clicked file, extract the file and open it, or extract the file and reveal it in Finder.
- Added a hidden setting that allows you to activate an additional switch in extraction presets to overwrite files without warning. Don't use this switch!
- Added an option to the extraction presets that allows you to close the archive window after successful extraction.

- The password suggestion popover annoyed me a bit, so I converted it to a drop-down button inside the password panel. I also added a hidden setting to control how many words make up a suggested password.
- Added a hidden setting to add a folder's contents in the root of the archive instead of the folder itself when compressing one folder through the operations queue.
- Updated Sparkle framework to the latest version.
- Simplified the Quick Look plugin's "simple mode" even more to allow for even larger archives (OS X imposes a memory limit on QL plugins).
- Broken and multi-volume RAR archives with missing parts are handled more gracefully and can be extracted as far as no data from the missing or broken parts is needed. BetterZip will now show you which part is missing.

Bug Fixes
- Header encryption was dropped when re-saving RAR or 7z archives that originally had it turned on.
- Tar archives with their resource forks in extra . folders couldn't be extracted with all extraction methods.

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