BetterZip is a fully-featured and user-friendly Mac OS X application that provides the required tools to compress files and folders, edit existing archives, preview their content, and password-protect sensitive data. The “Extract with Preset” drop-down box in the QuickLook generator didn’t work in macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Extra folder creation set to “Always” still didn’t work correctly for tar.gz.
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- Supported Operation Systems
- Whats new?
- macOS 10.10 or later 64-bit
- The Favorites Sidebar Received Some Love: In the new version, you can rename, copy, move, and delete archives, open an archive in a new window or a new tab, display and treat multi-volume archives as one item. With BetterZip you can also choose to show all files in the sidebar instead of only archives. Also, Finder labels!
- New Drop Bar: Drop files on the new Drop Bar with drop areas for your favorite presets to instantly compress or extract them.
- Navigation Bar: Drill into folders by double-clicking them like in Finder. A folder path is displayed above the archive contents which gives you easy navigation to all parent folders and allows you to drop items directly into them.
- Keep Archives Free of Mac Stuff: When modifying an archive that currently has no Mac-specific stuff (metadata, Finder settings, etc.) in it you can now keep all Mac stuff out, add Mac stuff to the archive, or be asked every time what you want to do. Set your preferred option on the General tab of the BetterZip preferences.
- Repair RAR Archives: If you install the external Rar command-line tool, BetterZip can try to repair damaged archives when opening or extracting them.
- BetterZip is now a notarized app and uses the “hardened runtime” for added security. Notarization means that Apple scans BetterZip for code-signing issues and possible security flaws before it is released.
- Better results when extracting broken RAR archives.
- Added an Internet Access Policy file for Little Snitch which explains BetterZip’s internet usage (checking for updates and installing the external Rar tool, if you choose to do so.)
- Updated file type detection to include more Rar-based archives.
- Extracting a large app (or any package really) with drag and drop while the preview for the app was still extracting could lead to an error.
- Fixed a problem with tar files whose name, excluding the last extension (tar.gz does usually not have the problem), is the same as the folder inside when they are extracted through the queue.