The Unarchiver is the only app you need to open RAR on Mac. It’s times more powerful than the native macOS utility and supports infinitely more archive formats.

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3 Reviews5.0/5
Another one of those utilities I've used for ages and was getting stale. Nice to see that it'll continue being maintained by MacPaw.
@chrismessina it's definitely in great and loving hands :)
@chrismessina @ua_philka Surely you mean great and loving paws.
@chrismessina @ua_philka This and the AppCleaner app are among the first set of apps I download on any fresh macOS install these days. The latter being not updated and sporting an old UI, I was about to ping MacPaw to ask if they'd consider grabbing that app too. Then I discovered their CleanMyMac 3 already include such a feature 😛
Hey everybody, @chrismessina, thanks for hunting The Unarchiver. It’s a big honor and responsibility for us to continue the development of a product with such history. While working on the update we tried to balance its qualities like speed and unobtrusiveness, but make it a little bit more modern. I am super excited to finally deliver a proper refresh for The Unarchiver. Hope you like the results and we’d be glad to hear from you.
@dc_devotion Congratulations on the launch! Is there any notable difference feature-wise between standalone and MAS? Other than seemingly needing to manually set via contextual menu for the MAS version.
@onelargetea Thanks! Yep, you're right - MAS version requires you to do some manual work, otherwise they pretty much the same.
@chrismessina @dc_devotion I'm not quite sure what the UI refresh is, since I stopped using The Unarchiver long ago, but I would like to know what features will be added to make The Unarchiver stand out in the crowd again. Any planned support for contextual menu operation and/or services? Watch folders? Partial uncompression (so the zipped file won't be deleted when the archive is uncomplete)? Internal checks for malicious threats inside archives?
@t55 Thanks for sharing your ideas and and we'd love to hear more on how you think The Unarchiver should be different. As of now we've been focusing on what The Unarchiver does best - being a single tool you need to open any archive hassle free.
@dc_devotion There's a couple of Mac tools that are great at that: open any archive hassle free. TU is free, so that's a definite plus, but an app like Keka has the same qualities, is extremely fast and compresses files too. The Unarchiver can use some of the playfulness of Gemini or Clean My Mac. That, and a bunch of new functionalities. Like the ones I mentioned above. Or something cool like remembering the password used to unlock the archive.
@dc_devotion congrats on launch!
Great job!! 😊 Super helpful for Mac users
Awesome file unarchiver! Works very well!
@mosrodofficial That's very kind of you! =)