The Unarchiver 4+

Open any archive in seconds

MacPaw Inc.

    • 4.2 • 157 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 4.3.5

Fresh look of The Unarchiver icon!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Sabtain Aziz ,

Just Works

Does everything it says, opens compressed files quite quickly and efficiently.
Nice to see it is still receiving regular updates, the dark mode addition is very welcome.
A few bugs here and there but on the whole a great app and it's FREE! Can't really complain.
Using on 2018 Custom spec MacBook Pro 15"

Rasti Breza ,

The best .rar extractor

I tried different apps to be able to extract .rar archives the same way Mac extracts .zip archives - without having to open a separate software, without having weird and ugly icons for each .rar archives. Unarchvier finally does that. It works like a nice utility that does it job in the background - I just double click a .rar archive and it gets extracted in the same folder. It works just like extracting a .zip archive natively on Mac. I don't think I ever opened the actual app. Perfect.

CerthiaPLL ,

Fantastic software: simple, efficient, unobtrusive

Beautiful piece of software! This does one thing, extracting all kinds of archives, and does it very well, with just the right amount of user interface to make things easy, but no unnecessary complications or fuss on top of that. And it’s just 13MB — none of the bloat that almost all apps have these days. This is a model app for what most utility software should be!

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