Zipeg

Browse and extract zip files

If you have to decompress files regularly, especially image files, you may find Zipeg interesting. It's definitely one of the nicest image decompressors I've used in a while and best of all, there's no registration or payment required. View full description

PROS

  • Allows you to thumbnail preview zipped images
  • Easy to use
  • Supports a wide range of formats

CONS

  • Previews can be slow in appearing

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If you have to decompress files regularly, especially image files, you may find Zipeg interesting. It's definitely one of the nicest image decompressors I've used in a while and best of all, there's no registration or payment required.

The key feature of this program is a cool preview function which allows you to see what you are going to decompress before you do it. This is great if you can't remember what's in a file or are suspicious about its contents. It supports a huge variety of archive formats including: ZIP, RAR, WINRAR, ARJ, LHA/LZH, 7z, TAR, GZ, TGZ, BZIP2, CPIO, RPM, ISO, CHM, Z, CBR, CBZ, WAR and EAR.

You can extract/unzip items simply by dragging them and the interface is remarkably easy to use and good looking. It can process archives in the background whilst you work, sorts content of folders by name, size or date and automatically checks for the latest updates.

This is one of the best image compression utilities available for Mac, although the thumbnails can take some time to appear when you select a file.

Changes

  • Mac ppc compatibility,
  • opening nested "matryoshka" style archives
  • java 1.5 compatibility issues
  • use volume local Trash Bin on file overwrite
  • better check for write permissions on destinations
  • optimized fix resource forks on mac
  • checked keyboard Caps Lock state in Password dialog
  • added new preferences

Zipeg supports the following formats

ZIP, RAR, ARJ, LHA/LZH, 7z, TAR, GZ, TGZ, BZIP2, CPIO, RPM, ISO, CHM, Z, CBR, CBZ, WAR, EAR

universal rar, zip file opener

Zipeg is free utility for Mac OS X. Zipeg allows you to open and explore content of zip, rar and other archives, preview files and images before you extract/unzip them. Extract only the files you want. Zip thru photo archives. See image thumbnails. Zipeg allows you to decide what do you want to extract. You can choose what to extract and where to put extracted files or just drag and drop them.

The minimal command buttons allow you to open files, and extract and preview them. There is also an Options button that lets you select the file you would like the program to open by default, and also where to place the destination file. When Zipeg opens compressed archive, the file’s contents were displayed in the main window and the structure of the archive is displayed as a navigatable folder tree view in the left pane. Hovering the mouse over each individual file displayed the file’s size, including the compression size and the modification date. The preview option allowed us to view the entire file without having to extract it first. Zipeg keeps user in charge of the extraction process.

Zipeg is file decompression tool that offers the convenience of previewing an entire file before extracting it, and it does so free of charge. Zipeg for Windows and Macintosh has a very simple interface that will appeal to all users.

Power users that work with compressed files archives. Gaming community and everybody who downloads .zip and .rar archives from the Internet

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Zipeg 2.9.2.1253

— User reviews — about Zipeg

  • pogopogdog

    by pogopogdog

    "Brutally Slow"

    I was trying to unzip a rar file that was 900MB uncompressed, only compressed to 800MB. I watched two TV episodes in the... More.

    reviewed on October 4, 2012

  • HarryArcher

    by HarryArcher

    "This is Good"

    This is a great app it unzip's files very quickly but the menu that pops up to configure opening the zip is a bit confus... More.

    reviewed on May 1, 2012

  • adaswe

    by adaswe

    "Seems very slow for me"

    I downloaded this software to be able to unzip a 7zip file created on windows machine. The 7zip was quite large (from 1.... More.

    reviewed on May 10, 2011

  • katevasmata

    by katevasmata

    "problem with 7z"

    It's a great app, but I cannot seem to unpack 7z files when they are password protected. The usual window for entering t... More.

    reviewed on June 26, 2009