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PeaZip for Mac

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PeaZip for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    PeaZip 9.7.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.15 Catalina or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Giorgio Tani / External Link

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PeaZip for Mac is a free Zip/Unzip app, and Rar file extractor and converter, supporting over 150 archive formats. PeaZip is a freeware WinZip and WinRar alternative providing a complete and elegant general-purpose file archiver and File Manager Utility for macOS.

The program features a powerful unified cross-platform GUI providing the same look and feel under all supported operating systems, and unlike most of the other classic archive managers, it is natively portable. PeaZip project is based on the solid and proven technology of 7-Zip project for handling many mainstream archive formats, and other great Open Source file compression tools (FreeARC, PAQ, UPX) for supporting additional file formats and features, and comes localized in 29 languages.

How to install PeaZip archive manager on macOS

To install PeaZip archive manager utility on macOS machines, open the DMG package recommended for your architecture (M1 can run both), and simply (1) drag & drop into your Mac's Application directory, (2) open the Terminal and run the command:

xattr -dr /Applications/

If the system shows the error message " is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash" or " cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified" the first time you run PeaZip, it simply means Safari has applied the "quarantine" attribute to the downloaded app package.

Alongside data compression and decompression, the file manager component supports search, bookmarks, use of online cloud disk services, batch rename, view and edit images (resize, optimize, convert), verify hash and checksum, find duplicate files, update existing archives, and try to open/analyze custom file types as archives. The application is especially focused on security: strong encryption of archives, optional two-factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure data deletion, integration with antivirus and anti-malware for scanning compressed files, etc... Tasks created in the GUI can be saved and scheduled as batch scripts, i.e. to help automate backup / restore operations, or for fine-tuning tasks using the flexibility of console.

Free archiver, 150+ file types supported zip files
Open, test, and extract over 150 extensions: ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, R01, UDF, ZIPX files, and more... Create and convert 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA, SFX, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, and ZIP files. Manage spanned and encrypted archives.

Open Source WinZip WinRar alternative RAR files
Zip utility with easy to use GUI featuring Drag&Drop support and Mac context menu integration. High speed, compression ratio, stability, and security, relying on proven Open Source technologies from 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX, and other state of art projects.

Encrypt, backup, protect files
Strong encryption, two-factor authentication, encrypted password manager, and secure deletion to protect the privacy of your data. Find duplicates, save backup scripts, split and merge files, and many other handy features to manage files with ease.

Also Available: Download PeaZip for Windows

What's new in this version:

- bug fixes and updated language files

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