BetterZip 2.3.1 – Archive inspection tool.

BetterZip 2.3.1
BetterZip lets you quickly inspect archives without first extracting their contents.

  • Extract Only Files You Really Need: If you only need a few files or folders from a larger archive, you don’t have to extract the whole thing. Simply drag the files you need from the BetterZip window to any Finder window or the desktop.
  • Open Archives Without Extracting: Not only can BetterZip open archives without first extracting them but you can also search for a file using the iTunes-like interface. BetterZip can open and extract archives with the most common formats: ZIP, SIT, TAR, XAR, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7-Zip, CPIO, ARJ, LZH/LHA, JAR, WAR, CAB, ISO, CHM, RPM, DEB, NSIS, BIN, HQX.
  • Create Archives: Simply drag files and folders from your hard drives, disks, or network places into your new zip file. You no longer have to copy all the files into a temporary folder first. The supported formats are ZIP, TAR, GZip and BZip2 compressed TAR, XAR, 7-ZIP, and RAR (using the external RAR commandline tool). Large archives can also be split.
  • Protect Your Data: BetterZip can protect your data with a password and create WinZip compatible AES-256 encrypted archives. 7-zip and rar archives can also be protected.
  • Update Archives: Add new or updated files to existing archives. Remove any file or folder from an archive, or even move files around inside the archive as if it were a normal folder.
  • Make Archives Compatible: Strip Mac specific files and resource forks from archives for best compatibility with systems like Windows or Linux.

What’s New

Version 2.3.1:
New Features

  • Added Spanish localization.
  • You can now unset the default and service presets in the preset configuration.
  • 1024px application icon for retina display Macs.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a small memory leak.
  • Fixed a crash when extracting 7-zip archives with a custom-set, invalid temp folder.
  • DEB archives were not handled correctly in some cases.
  • Fixed compression of symbolic links.
  • Fixed the file attributes when extracting certain executables zipped on a Windows box.
  • Extracting a single folder from a SIT archive didn't work.
  • "No compression" didn't work for files larger than 4GB.
  • When directly extracting a rar file, passwords were not tried automatically, even if the option to do so was set in the preferences.
  • When changing the order of presets, the default choices were lost.
  • Fixed the 1-click "Download & Install" function for the external rar commandline utility.


  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later


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