The Unarchiver 4.0 - Product Stars
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The Unarchiver 4.0

Open any archive in seconds

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Chris Messina
Hunter
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
Maker
@chrismessina it's definitely in great and loving hands :)
Bill Xiong
@chrismessina @ua_philka Surely you mean great and loving paws.
Binoy Xavier Joy
@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 ๐Ÿ˜› https://macpaw.com/support/cleanmymac/knowledgebase/how-to-uninstall-cleanmymac-3
Oleg Stukalenko
Maker
Hey everybody, @chrismessina, thanks for hunting The Unarchiver. Itโ€™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 weโ€™d be glad to hear from you.
Edelheid
@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
Maker
@onelargetea Thanks! Yep, you're right - MAS version requires you to do some manual work, otherwise they pretty much the same.
Ton
@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
Maker
@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
@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.
Oleg Stukalenko
Maker
@t55 Thank you for the feedback. We'll consider the things you mentioned. I especially like the one with remembering your password, which exactly falls into the "hassle free" category.
Nikita
@dc_devotion congrats on launch!
Oleg Stukalenko
Maker
@_n1ks Thanks, man!
Ayush Chandra
Great job!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Super helpful for Mac users
Oleg Stukalenko
Maker
@ayush_chandra Thanks, Ayush!
Mosrod
Awesome file unarchiver! Works very well!
Oleg Stukalenko
Maker
@mosrodofficial That's very kind of you! =)
Steven J. Selcuk
meh forget this thing. KEKA rockz! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป to your face MacPaw
Andy Lima
@stevenjames BetterZip is better. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Bogdan Slovyagin
@stevenjames Can confirm. Keka opens really huge zips smoothly, while this thing is helpless
Oleg Stukalenko
Maker
@stevenjames @metaword We're working on improving how The Unarchiver handles huge zips. I know it's a long shot, but I'd appreciate if you could email us some links to the files that you had trouble with. support@macpaw.com
Bogdan Slovyagin
@macpaw @dc_devotion Hi, unfortunately I cannot provide a link to that file I had trouble with. It was an archived backup (โ‰ˆ500GB) from Backblaze.
Oleg Stukalenko
Maker
@metaword The size is also helpful. Could you tell, at least roughly, the number of files inside of the archive and the biggest number of nested folders. That will help us build a test zip for the case =)
Bogdan Slovyagin
@dc_devotion Well, the idea is just to archive a whole root directory of an average Mac + external hard drive filled mostly with DNGs. You may try to do it with Backblaze to be more precise. Its speed is okay if using multiple threads both for upload and download (with their downloader app).
Jonathan Simcoe
This is still a thing? Cool.
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