Archives: Opens any format 4+

See into any archive

MacPaw Way Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 42 Ratings
    • Free



Archives is an unarchiving app for your iPhone or iPad that can open pretty much any archive file in existence. It is based on the extremely popular macOS app "The Unarchiver".

It can open files that have been mailed to you, files you encounter on the web, or even files from your computer through iTunes file sharing. It lets you preview the files inside archives, such as text, images or music. If you have another app installed that can open a file, Archives can also use that app to open contained files.

As it is based on The Unarchiver, it can handle a large number of different archive formats: Common formats like Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2, as well as older formats like StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It can also handle other kinds of formats, like CD and DVD images such as ISO, BIN, MDF, NRG and CDI, many Windows self-extracting EXE files, and can even extract media from Flash SWF files and images from PDF files. See the Archives web page for a full list.

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

• Fixes to make Archives run smoothly on iOS 12.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

jfm429 ,

Low on Features

You can open an archive and individual files within it. However, you can’t:

* Extract all the files at once onto iCloud Drive or local storage
* Compress existing files into an archive, or recompress an archive in a different format
* Export the archive in any way other than by emailing it

It allows you to open an archive and extract single files. But opening an archive one file at a time manually is pretty terrible.

Sqoonies ,

Simple, straightforward, no bloat

This was made in the days where apps were written strictly for real use. No bloat, no adds, small footprint. Still comparable with the latest iOS. It’s a shame that developer kind of left it, but it really works, even for 7zip files.

I really wish this app gains traction for the defacto archiver, as everything else is out to gain your information, serve you ads, and hold your information hostage unless you pony up some money.

I hope the developer some day comes back and offers an updated version with the same utility and small footprint. I would definitely pony up some cash for something that is actually useful from todays bloated mess of an app marketplace.

Completely original nickname 249673 ,

Lacks unarchiving functionality

For an app called Unarchiver, it sure can’t unarchive anything. The functionality literally isn’t there. All you can do is preview the files in an archive, and I guess you can share individual files, but that’s useless if you have an archive to, you know, unarchive.

App Privacy

The developer, MacPaw Way Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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