The Unarchiver 4+

Open any archive in seconds

MacPaw Way Ltd

    • 4.2 • 112 Ratings
    • Free



The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It will even open other kinds of files, like ISO and BIN disc images, some Windows .EXE installers. The list is actually much longer - see the program homepage for the full list.

The Unarchiver also tries to detect and correctly handle the filename encoding in the archives it opens, allowing you to open files from every part of the world without getting garbled filenames.

The Unarchiver aims to be the only unarchiving program you will ever need, and to stay out of your way.

Also, if you need to open archives on your iPad or iPhone, look for "Archives" on the App Store, or go to It is based on The Unarchiver, and lets you easily handle Archives on iOS!

What’s New

Version 4.3.6

- Crash on processing corrupted ISO files.
- Known memory leak cases.
- Crash on opening .SITX files with symlinks to non-existing files.
- Potential vulnerability that caused quarantine attributes to be missing for extracted items (CVE-2023-46270).

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Selvan T ,


This is the best app you can get for a mac opener which is all you need as it is the same as WinRar and even possibly better. The only thing which I was severely disappointed was that you can't run .exe files which means hardly any files are .dmg or any other coz most are .exe windows, but otherwise I'd give it a 10/10!

vanitalo ,

Good, but could use a preview option

Extracts archives reliably, but it would be useful if a preview option was available prior to extracting. Sometime you just want to quickly check what files are in an archive without actually extracting the files.

Пётр97 ,


The absolute best app for any compressed files. Free, quick and is able to extract from all the formats you'd ever need, this app is perfect. Have been using it for years and have never had any issues with it at all. Would give 6/5 if I could.

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