Free File Compressors for Mac OS X

Files are mostly compressed to use less disk space. In order for anyone to unzip these files they need File Compressors. For those of you are using MAC can take advantage of the following free software to get the job done in no time.

The Unarchiver


The Unarchiver is a capable replacement for “BOMArchiveHelper.app”, the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. It is specially designed to handle many more formats than BOMArchiveHelper, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems.

The latest version requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or higher.



7zX is another file compressor for Mac Os  that handles the 7z archive file format including tar, zip, gzip, bzip2, UNIX compress, 7z, s7z and various kinds of segmented archives. Latest version of 7zX includes additional features which helps retaining OS X-specific information within archives, creation of self-extracting archives, as well as integration with the OS X Finder and Growl platform. Since version 1.5, many of the additional options provided by the 7-Zip compression core can be accessed from within the 7zX application.



UnRarx is a free Mac application that allows you to expand rar archives and restore corrupted or missing archives using par2.  ‘par2’ is a utility that uses parity files in order to assure that the archived data won’t be damaged. If the original data gets corrupted or lost, then you can use the PAR files, if you have them, in order to recover the data.

The latest version of UnrarX offer better stability with added new features. Latest changes include

  • Universal Binary version of UnRarX is now available.
  • Version 2.2 includes current universal binary versions of unrar and par2 command line applications.
  • UnRarX now includes automatic update functionality thanks to Sparkle Framework by Andy Matuschak


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