Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.9.5 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit
RAM minimum: n/a
Video RAM: n/a
Also, BetterZip 3.1 is here. Besides some bug fixes and enhancements, I added some nice goodies in this version all of which are based on user requests.
Added a list of file extensions that shouldn’t be opened as archives: xlsx, docx, pages, and numbers by default. Add your own on the “Hidden Settings” page in the BetterZip help.
Added column “Total Size” that includes the resource fork’s (._ file’s) size.
BetterZip now lets you drag images from your web browser and drop them directly into an archive window.
Added a hidden setting for choosing what to do when clicking a file in the QL panel: open the archive in BetterZip and select the clicked file, extract the file and open it, or extract the file and reveal it in Finder.
Added a hidden setting that allows you to activate an additional switch in extraction presets to overwrite files without warning. Don’t use this switch!
Added an option to the extraction presets that allows you to close the archive window after successful extraction.
The password suggestion popover annoyed me a bit, so I converted it to a drop-down button inside the password panel. I also added a hidden setting to control how many words make up a suggested password.
Added a hidden setting to add a folder’s contents in the root of the archive instead of the folder itself when compressing one folder through the operations queue.
Updated Sparkle framework to latest version.
Simplified the Quick Look plugin’s “simple mode” even more to allow for even larger archives (OS X imposes a memory limit on QL plugins).
Broken and multi-volume rar archives with missing parts are handled more gracefully and can be extracted as far as no data from the missing or broken parts is needed. BetterZip will now show you which part is missing.
Header encryption was dropped when re-saving rar or 7z archives that originally had it turned on.
Tar archives with their resource forks in extra . folders couldn’t be extracted with all extraction methods.
Link for more information: http://macitbetter.com
BetterZip lets you quickly inspect archives without first extracting their contents.
Extract Only Files You Really Need:
If you only need a few files or folders from a larger archive, you don't have to extract the whole thing. Simply drag the files you need from the BetterZip window to any Finder window or the desktop.
Open Archives Without Extracting:
Not only can BetterZip open archives without first extracting them but you can also search for a file using the iTunes-like interface. BetterZip can open and extract archives with the most common formats: ZIP, SIT, TAR, XAR, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7-Zip, CPIO, ARJ, LZH/LHA, JAR, WAR, CAB, ISO, CHM, RPM, DEB, NSIS, BIN, HQX.