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7Zip, RAR and TarGz Archiver for Mac with Big Sur support

Commander One is a free dual-pane file manager for macOS working flawlessly with ZIP, RAR, 7Zip, TBZ, TGZ archives. With Commander One you can compress (except for RAR compression), extract, open archive as a folder, or copy files from archive without even extracting. Benefit from the amazing features offered by our Mac archiver solution: two panels with unlimited tabs and three view modes, plus the ability to work with local or remote drives, queueing operations, and more — all for most efficient and productive work!
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Yoo-hoo! Commander One is now natively compatible with Apple M1-powered Macs!
Commander One
7Zip for Mac
Compress and extract 7zip archives, plus work with 7zip archives as regular folders: view, add, delete files without extracting via our Mac file extractor.
RAR for Mac
This extractor for Mac allows you to seamlessly decompress files from RAR archives, search through their contents, and copy files from RAR archive without even extracting.
TarGz for Mac
With the help of this file archiver for Mac you can get full access to TAR files (TBZ, TGZ, Tar.Z, tar.lzma and tar.xz) with the possibility to compress, extract, open as a folder and search through archive contents.

Free file manager for macOS

Besides being a great Mac file archiver, Commander One is also one of the best ways to work with files. Experience the convenient feeling of dual-pane file manager for Mac with keyboard and mouse synergy and you'll never want to do it any other way. You can use it as a Finder alternative or replace Total Commander when switching from Windows to Mac.
Show hidden files
Show/Hide hidden files with a handy switch
Fonts & Colors
Set any color combination that is the most pleasant for you to work with
Brief mode
Overview and work with multiple files at the same moment
History and Favorites
Keep track of your file operations and easily access your most used documents
handy essentials
Customizable Hotkeys
Assign a hotkey to any action for lightning-fast operations
Unlimited tabs
This Mac archiver solution offers two-panel interface with an unlimited number of tabs
Convenient items selection
Flexible selection tool
File operations queue
Queue up currently running operations accordingly
great free bonus tools
Commander One file manager copy function
Zip archives
Easy to use file archiver Mac tool with support for ZIP files extraction and compression
Built-in file viewer
Binary and Hex files are supported as well as the media, text, image, HTML ones
List of Computers of local network
Detect all available computers over network and get them conveniently listed
Root Access
Get the most profound control over your files

How to archive files via Commander One

Commander One is the perfect compression software for Mac, with its help compressing files will not take a lot of time. You just simply need to follow the steps below:


Download our Mac file archiver and launch the app.

Mac file archiver

Select the files you want to archive.


Right-click them and from the context menu select the "Compress selected file(s)" option. You can also use the hotkey combination Ctrl + F5.

Compress files
The archive will appear in the same pane.

To compress files with options, use the following hotkey combination Ctrl + Alt + F5

Compress files with options
Please note that to tune the archiver's settings/set the default archiver go to Preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Mac automatically unzips files when you double click the archive.
There are a lot of decent Mac archiver tools. They all differ in terms of supported archive formats and additional features offered. We can recommend Commander One as one of the best file archiver for Mac, as well as file extractor. The app supports a wide range of archive types and is quite easy to use.
Mac has its own built-in Archiver. To extract files you simply need to double-click the archive. After that the files will be decompressed into the same folder the compressed file is in. However, please keep in mind that Archive Utility from macOS doesn’t support work with a wide range of archive formats and is limited to 3 types, namely ZIP, CPGZ, CIPIO.
Commander One is a free file manager, it means that basic functions you will get absolutely for free. Features of the PRO Pack are available for $29.99
Commander One Languages
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Commander One

This archiver for Mac is fully compatible with MacOS 10.12 and later. Requires 58.68MB free space, latest version 3.3(3508). Released 8 Sep, 2021.

4.5 rank based on 90+ users, Reviews (15)
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