iPack is a full-featured compressed archives manager.
- Compress 7z, zip and rar archives
- Decompress 7z, zip, rar, gz and bz2 archives
- Quick preview files without extracting them
- Conversion from 7z/zip/rar/gz/bz2 to 7z/zip/rar formats
- Quick archive decompression by dragging files to the drop basket
- Superb speed benefited by 64-bit computing power
- Full support of international file names (especially Chinese, Japanese and Korean file names created by old archivers)
- Full support of drag and drop
- Multi-volumed archives support
- Search file names inside archives with fancy highlight effect
+ New: iPackr can compress to RAR archives if you have a valid copy of RAR for Mac OS X.
+ New: a drop basket for quick extraction from an archive.
+ New: conversion from 7z/zip/rar/gz/bz2 files to 7z/zip/rar format.
* Fixed: when "exit when last window is closed" is set, iPack will quit when Preferences window is opened and closed.
* Fixed: files can be dragged into the window even iPack is working.
* Fixed: quick preview was enabled for password-protected files.
* Fixed: possible crash when viewing a file.
* Fixed: no password prompt when you double-click a file to view it.
* Fixed: wrong overwrite prompt when you extract a file, cancel it, then extract the file again.
* Several other minor bugs are fixed and many interface tweaks to improve iPackr experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Superb app. I was looking for some archiving tool which could split files. I tried Archiver, Stuffit, BetterZIP and other expensive tools. They all had some flaw which was putting me off. I missed WinRAR for Windows badly until I found iPackr.
It does everything I need and is free! I only wish it would take a bit less time to archive files. On my 2011 MBP 2.2Ghz it took over 20min to split 6GB file into two 3GB parts.
I also don't know whats the difference between this and iPack app which seems to be the same but paid.
Severe interface lag renders it unusable for me
iPackr creates archives in a multitude of formats and when it works, it works well.
Unfortunately I've found over the last few months of usage that it seems to freeze a lot. Left an archive open the last time you used iPackr, and didn't close the archive before quitting? This seems to bring it to a grinding halt every time. Sometimes this happens when trying to create a new archive with a large number of files.
If it was obviously 'working' this would not be such an issue, however, it just stops responding far too often. I have ran out of patience with it.
Quick, simple to use, does exactly what I need
I was just sent a heap of .rar files with no way to open them. Found this app, installed and instantly able to extract the files. Brilliant. Some of the reports say things were slow to compress, but I haven't specifically noticed. For me though, the point was to be able to unpack - so for that reason I give it a 5.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.