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By Jorge Garcia Armero

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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:
7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, DMG and ISO

Extraction formats supported:
RAR, 7z, Lzma, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, ISO, EXE, CAB, PAX and more

What's New in Version 1.04

This is an incremental update, yet, a big update. First of all, this version is fully compatible with the latests Mac OS X and Winrar 5.0 files. If you want to know more:

Fixed Quit problems (yes, again...)
Updated unrar 4.11 to unrar 5.00 (Thanks to rarlab)
Fixed some English strings (Thanks to mboman) [Ticket 86]
Added queued operations counter to the badge
Fixed badge error where number of operations can be negative and icorrect
Fixed split menu string in English and Spanish (Thanks to Lotusbrod)
Fixed Lion specific error that keeps a badge number in the Launchpad (Thanks to Edward) [Ticket 57]
Added Japanese translation (Thanks to Lotusbrod)
Added German translation (Thanks to S. Brandt and PSW Group)
Timed the auto-exit so the compression-extraction sound can be played (1 sec)
Fixed absolute path management for TAR, TGZ and TBZ compression (Thanks to chris.alme) [Ticket 76]
Added AES256 zip encryption support (experimental) [Ticket 18]
Added French translation (Thanks to Benoît)
Added Hungarian translation (Thanks to András Oravecz)
Fixed some English strings (Thanks to Costi and Alyshah)
Fixed a bug causing never ending operations when compressing Volumes (Thanks to ChipMcK) [Ticket 56]
Updated Growl framework to 2.0.1 version enabling Notification Center support
Fixed a cosmetic bug in the toolbar in Snow Leopard

Thanks a lot for all the support and feedback!


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Customer Reviews


Before today I would have given Keka 6 stars. I hate doing this, but you now get only one star because of a total lack of support. I’ll explain.
When this product works, it is beautiful in its simplicity and speed. Now it has stopped working (due to El Capitan upgrade? Don’t know). When I try to compress, a progress window goes on forever, saying it’s calculating the time remaining. When I inspect the process Keka7z in Activity Monitor it seems to be examining EVERY FILE ON MY DISK. That’s not the worst part. When I clicked on Keka Support here in Apple’s App Store, I followed the path to manual registration on the Forum page. A registration confirmation (anti-spambot) question asks who won the MotoGP this year? It would not accept Rossi or Márquez, and finally kicked me out for too many tries. Because of this idiotic filter I’m unable to reach Keka tech support.

Handles Windows 7-zip AES-256 Encryption Effortlessly

I was surprised that my current archive utility for the Mac would not handle password-protected zip files created with 7-zip on Windows 7 using AES-256 encryption. Apparently the zip version isn’t advanced enough. Keka worked great - it spotted the encryption, asked me for the password, and opened the file with no trouble at all. I was happy to pay the meager $2 for this app. Looking forward to doing some fancy zipping with the thing.

My New Archiver

I was just surprised that unarchiver didn’t support passworded encryption for 7z.

I went looking for a replacement and found Keka.

I was happy to pay USD $2 to have an app that protects my archives for the purposes of sending through unsecure channels.

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  • $1.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.04
  • Size: 16.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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