The Mac OS X comes with a number of preinstalled applications, including Archive Utility.
This application does a decent job when it comes to working with ZIP files on Mac – nobody really wonders how to open ZIP files on Mac. However those who often have to deal with other archive formats might find its functionality rather limited. For example, how do you open a RAR file on Mac? Or how to compress files on Mac in TBZ or TGZ, let alone more exotic formats?
So if you are looking for an alternative to the default Mac OS X solution that has a mechanism for working with 7zip Mac download or RAR download for Mac, read on – here is our list of 5 best archive utilities for Mac.
The Unarchiver too helps you unzip files on Mac - ZIP, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2 and 7-zip formats are supported. The app handles filenames in foreign character sets, e.g. Japanese and Chinese languages.
The highlight of Better ZIP functionality is its Direct Mode. It allows adding files to archives without having to save them first, deleting and renaming files inside an archive and moving them around without extracting them. The app has a RAR archiver Mac owners can make use of, although it requires an external command line utility.
iZip opens archives in such a way that they appear as removable disks in Finder, thus allowing you to manage its contents in an easy and convenient way. The app’s collaboration with Files.com enables you to share files over the Internet in a click.