October 17, 2006
BetterZip 1.3 creates fully WinZip compatible archives on Mac OS X
MacItBetter has released BetterZip 1.3, the latest version of the
sleek archiving tool.
The new version opens, extracts, and even creates fully WinZip
compatible AES-256 encrypted zip archives. Furthermore, BetterZip can
now extract and create zip files larger than 2 GB. The new file
browser gives an archive-centric view on the filesystem. No other
files are displayed in this drawer.
BetterZip 1.3 opens and extracts archives with these formats: arj,
lzh/lha, cab, iso, and chm. Prior versions already had support for
opening and saving these formats: zip, tar, gzip, bzip2, cpio, rar,
7-zip. Mac specific data, e.g., resource forks or Finder settings,
can be preserved or stripped from the archive with all of these
formats. BetterZip also opens various zip based Java archives: jar,
war, sar, par, ear, and wsr files.
BetterZip lets users quickly inspect archives without first
extracting their contents. Users can add or extract files via
drag-and-drop or delete files from archives. New in this version is
the ability to rename files and create new folders inside the archive.
Of course, the reported bugs have been fixed, many feature requests
sent in by users have been integrated, and the Japanese and French
localizations have been enhanced and completed.
BetterZip is a universal binary and requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or
later. The trial version can be downloaded from
http://macitbetter.com/ and is fully functional for 30 days. A single
user license can be purchased for $19.95, family and business
licenses are available.
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