Freeze is the ultimate Amazon Glacier file transfer client on the Mac.

Freeze has all the features you need to work effectively with Amazon Glacier. If you used inconvenient Java clients or complicated command line tools to manage your archives on Amazon Glacier before, you will be happy to use Freeze with its beautiful native user interface designed for Mac.

Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service for infrequently accessed data, which makes it perfect to store data archives or backups.

Feature overview:
- Browse your vaults' inventories for any region
- Synchronize local folders
- Drag&drop folders from Finder to your vault
- Compare inventory with local folders on your Mac
- Highlight duplicate files
- Transfer huge files in a reliable way with multipart uploads
- Request files and start downloads automatically
- Delete existing archives and vaults
- Transfer multiple files in parallel
- Limit transfer speed limits
- Resume interrupted transfers
- Manage multiple accounts

Freeze has no proprietary features: everything is standard and portable.
- No proprietary encoding of archive descriptions
- No proprietary encryption features that would make it complicated or even impossible to use other clients
- No proprietary data compression features
- Proprietary FastGlacier archive descriptions will be decoded automatically

Please note that you need an Amazon AWS account to use the app.

All standard AWS regions are supported: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Paris), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), GovCloud (US).

It only takes minutes to sign up for Amazon AWS, and you only pay for what you use. Freeze will ask for your Amazon AWS credentials (Access key and secret key) when you first start the app. The secret key will be stored securely in your macOS Keychain.

What's New

Version 3.7

- Adds support for Dark Mode (macOS Mojave).
- Improves automatic database optimization.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

A huge timesaver


I needed to quickly clear out my Glacier vault and delete it. It’s not possible to do so from the AWS console. This app worked flawlessly, and much faster than coding my own solution using the AWS API. A+

Great Utility


This is a fantastic little utility. Anyone looking at this has probably experienced the frustration of knowing that files cannot be deleted from Glacier vaults via the web console. This utility fills that gap, and does a nice job implementing handy Apple technologies and UI widgets (notifications, dock progress bar, etc). The UI is clean and effective, and the program works as advertised. A true lifesaver.

Just Works!


It does what it sys on the tin and, in a way that makes it clear what Gacier does and how files are stored. It is absolutely ideal for uploading large archives into vaults for long term storage.

I wonder if it’s scriptable?


Sebastian Volland
6.4 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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