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Mac: 5 free tools to compress & decompress your RAR files

Whether for personal reasons (sharing photos, videos, etc.) or professional reasons (important documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.), you have probably already had to create an archive in order to send it more easily to the one of your contacts. We suggest that you find in this article our top 5 best free software to zip your RAR files sure Mac.

1 / The Unarchiver

The Unarchiver is a free application available on the Mac App Store. It allows you to open most compressed files, of the RAR, ZIP, 7ZIP, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ISO, BIN or even EXE types. Developed by MacPaw, it is very easy to use and very light (4.3 MB only).

The 7zX software is based on the open-source 7-zip project, and provides savings of up to 70% compared to the .zip format. The generated .7z archives are compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, BeOS, and FreeBSD operating systems, and it supports TAR, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, 7Z and S7Z formats.

3 / Stuffit expender

Popular with many Mac owners, Stuffit Expander can compress and decompress RAR archives of course, but also those in ZIP, TAR, GZIP or BZIP formats. The tool is also relatively easy to use and has the particularity of offering a high compression ratio.

WinRar for Mac is undoubtedly the best known archiving software on the market. Used by more than 500 million users worldwide, this tool supports all compression formats (RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7- Zip).

5 / UnrarX

UnrarX is a utility for decompressing files in RAR formats, which has a simple and clear interface (a simple drag and drop is enough to unzip a folder). It has the distinction of being compatible with older Macs. However, the software does not allow you to create RAR archives.