The Unarchiver is one of the top rated unarchiving applications for Mac computers. It works better than the OS X native app as the utility can handle more file formats and is faster. The integration of this application with Finder is also good. Moreover, the application can even handle the file names that are in foreign characters. The supported formats are Tar-BZIP2, Rar, Tar-GZip, Zip, 7-Zip, StuffIt and LhA amongst others.
It does exactly what it is made for without any frills. It is one of the best packages for decompression of files and comes for free as well. The interface of this simple application is very clean. When the application is run, it shows the preferences window and also suggest one of the 58 file formats that it supports. Therefore, you can be sure that most formats will be accepted by this application. You can check the formats that you might usually come across and the utility would then focus only on these. You can select them all if you don’t want to be too choosy with your options.
You can choose where all the extracted files go, how the modification date is set and whether the extracted file be opened and the original file deleted from the system. Currently, the Mac users can get their hands on two different versions of this utility. The first is a sandboxed version available through the Mac App Store. In this version, you need to provide an authorization when the application runs for the first time to decompress a file. However, if you opt for a non-Mac App Store version i.e. the non-sandboxed version, this is not necessary.