BetterZip screenshot.png
BetterZip 2.1.2 in Mac OS X 10.7.2
Developer(s)Robert Rezabek
Initial releaseMay 4, 2006; 16 years ago (2006-05-04)[1]
Stable release
5.0[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 17 June 2020
Operating systemmacOS 10.10 and later[1]
Available inMultiple languages
TypeFile archiver
LicenseTrialware Edit this on Wikidata

BetterZip is a trialware file archiver developed by Robert Rezabek, and first released in May 2006.[1]It is developed solely for the macOS platform. Unlike the built-in Archive Utility from Apple it includes the ability to extract and compress in many archive formats, as well as the ability to view an archive and selectively extract files without automatically extracting the entire contents.[3]


BetterZip supports extraction of the following file types:

The following file types are supported for archive creation:

BetterZip does not include RAR compression without separately downloading the command line RAR utility from Rarlab. BetterZip will then integrate RAR compression into its GUI like other formats.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Robert Rezabek (2019-10-08). "Version history & archive". MacItBetter. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  2. ^ "BetterZip 5.0 Released". 17 June 2020.
  3. ^ Mat Lu (2007-12-24). "BetterZip is a better zip". Engadget. Retrieved 2020-01-27.