The Unarchiver 4.0

Open any archive in seconds

#1 Product of the DayJune 17, 2018

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.

Julia Petryk
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  • Julia Petryk
    Julia PetrykPR Manager, MacPaw

    Intuitive and helpful.



    I was sure that the Unarchiver is an in-built Mac app unless it was acquired by MacPaw. The new UI is much better. The Unarchiver can deal with any archives and its performance is impressive.

    Julia Petryk has used this product for one year.
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Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
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.
Julia Petryk
Julia PetrykMaker@ua_philka · PR Manager, MacPaw
@chrismessina it's definitely in great and loving hands :)
Bill Xiong
Bill Xiong@bill_xiong
@chrismessina @ua_philka Surely you mean great and loving paws.
Binoy Xavier Joy
Binoy Xavier Joy@binoyxj · Technology Evangelist | Artist 🎨
@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 😛
Oleg Stukalenko
Oleg StukalenkoMaker@dc_devotion · Product Manager, MacPaw
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.
Oleg Stukalenko
Oleg StukalenkoMaker@dc_devotion · Product Manager, MacPaw
@onelargetea Thanks! Yep, you're right - MAS version requires you to do some manual work, otherwise they pretty much the same.
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
@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?
Oleg Stukalenko
Oleg StukalenkoMaker@dc_devotion · Product Manager, MacPaw
@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.
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
@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!
Oleg Stukalenko
Oleg StukalenkoMaker@dc_devotion · Product Manager, MacPaw
@_n1ks Thanks, man!
Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊 Super helpful for Mac users
Oleg Stukalenko
Oleg StukalenkoMaker@dc_devotion · Product Manager, MacPaw
@ayush_chandra Thanks, Ayush!
Mosrod@mosrodofficial · Computer Programmer
Awesome file unarchiver! Works very well!
Oleg Stukalenko
Oleg StukalenkoMaker@dc_devotion · Product Manager, MacPaw
@mosrodofficial That's very kind of you! =)