Keka 4+

The file archiver

Jorge Garcia Armero

    • 4.8 • 2.5K Ratings
    • $4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Keka is a full featured file archiver, as easy as it can be.

With Keka you can compress as many files as you want in a bunch of formats. Divide files and protect them with a password is now a kids game. Just drop the files you want to compress to the Keka icon in the Dock or the main window.

Also Keka can extract lots of compressed files, from ZIP and 7Z to RAR archives, even parted ones. Just double click on those files and they will be extracted using Keka, or drop them to the icon in the Dock or the main window.

Compression formats supported:

Extraction formats supported:

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

• New Finder option to encrypt files asking for a password #26 #1162
• New option in the Prefrences to always ask for a password when compressing #566 #1432
• Show password in plain text in the compression and extraction windows #656 #659
• Detecting format on unrecognized extension files to extract by default (Limited to 10 or less files at once)
• Options for showing or hiding the icon in the Dock #1360
• Slightly decreased binaries size
• Added Spotlight keywords (Thanks to Alexander and Santiago for the feedback)
• Finder Extension Finnish translation was not being used
• Added LZ4 compression and extraction support #85 #1442
• Added LRZIP encryption/decryption support (Thanks to Krzysztof Mitko for the tip)
• Added self-extracting archive creation for 7Z and RAR (unsandboxed) formats
• Added RAR Recovery Volumes creation option (unsandboxed)
• Enhanced 7Z case-sensitive compression support (Thanks to @mejofi for the tip) #1407
• Added SNAPPY compression and extraction support (Thanks to @spiderman666 and @gingerbeardman) #1435
• Added iWork .iwa extraction support (Thanks to @spiderman666 and @gingerbeardman) #1435
• Added Delta Controller Skin to the supported extraction list (Thanks to @gingerbeardman)
• Added Zipped Web Archive Collection (WACZ) to the supported extraction list (Thanks to @Shrinks99) #1457
• Limited ZIP compression password to 99 characters for better compatibility (Thanks to @Inkoming) #1443
• Updated UNRAR from 6.24 to 7.00 (Thanks to rarlab)
• Updated XZ from 5.4.5 to 5.6.2 (Thanks to Lasse Collin, keep it up!)
• Italian translation updated (Thanks to @VinBoiSoft from #1353 #1410 #1453 #1466
• French translation updated (Thanks to @Marc66) #1354 #1411 #1428 #1456 #1463 #1468
• Czech translation updated (Thanks to @ferben) #1356
• Turkish translation updated (Thanks to @bariskayadelen) #1358
• Simplified Chinese translation updated (Thanks to @Jerry23011) #1357
• Russian translation updated (Thanks to @nitrodox) #1404 #1420 #1434 #1460 #1467
• Czech translation updated (Thanks to @ferben) #1412 #1465
• Traditional Chinese translation updated (Thanks to @pan93412) #1424 #1454
• Vietnamese translation updated (Thanks to @binhotvn) #1418
• Korean translation updated (Thanks to @justcontributor) #1458

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

saforce ,

Minor Quibbles, Good Archiver Replacement

I've had Keka on my account for quite some time. I'm not primarily a Mac user and have extended durations away from the platform. I don't remember what Keka was like when I first purchased(?) it, but I recently wanted to archive a bunch of files to send off, only to open the app and be stumped by the UX understanding implied by your interface design. Since I hadn't looked at the store page, I had no idea what the window that popped up was for. I assumed it was asking maybe what default format and options I wanted. So when I closed that window, there was another settings window, which only further confused me. So, in the interest of being clear with your UX, please add a line or indication that the first window that opens is a drop target for files to be compressed, that the format selection in the top right is actually the format that will be used on the intended output, that kind of stuff. If you look at it with a fresh pair of eyes, the window doesn't declare it's intent anywhere for someone coming in fresh. Maybe everyone looks at the photos on the store page, but I downloaded it from my purchase history... so I missed those images. Anyway, minor gripe aside, it's a great app that functions as intended. The icon is cute, but lacks some contrast to see what it is for folks like myself with less than optimum vision.

Aldaro Nightfrost ,

Robust, but simple

I first started using this application all the way back at the end of 2009 when the first stable release came out, and since 2011, it has been my go to archive manager on macOS. The app is incredibly versatile, and maintains a simple UI that fits in quite well with the overall design language of macOS. In addition to its wide variety of supported archive formats, Keka integrates well with the Finder, and even allows for the use of AES-256 encryption for certain password protected archives. Last, but certainly not least, Keka is by far the most stable third party archive manager I've used. The App Store version helps support its continued development, in addition to providing easy automatic updates.

In short, if you are looking for a reliable archive manager on macOS, Keka is by far one of the best options available; you will not be disappointed.

Developer Response ,


dghgfgdfchk ,

The best if not one of the best file compression

I found this program exploring the app store. I didn't really felt the need to download it due that I had another program for that. At the end of the day, I lost files from the other program and it wasn't working at all later on. I remembered this one I decided to give it a try. I have run multiple tests and different situations where I put on test how good and efficient the program is and can be. This app is worth the money and it's super effective and get the work done. Totally reconmended!!!

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