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swimmindude2496's avatar

Free zipping program for Mac (I would use Stuffiy but you only get a 30 day free trial).

Asked by swimmindude2496 (322points) August 21st, 2008

Good free zipping programs???

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swimmindude2496's avatar

I meant Stuffit. Sorry

ben's avatar

There’s actually a totally usable zipping program built right it to OS X, so you shouldn’t need anything.

Simply Right-click (Command-Click) on a folder or set of files, and select “Compress files” (it may also say “Archive files”, depending on which version of OS X). This will create a zip file called, that you can rename and—boom—you’re done.

swimmindude2496's avatar

Thanks so much Ben. I knew there had to be one built in such as WinZip in Windows.

robmandu's avatar

And if you wanna go commandline, there’s also compress and gzip, to be used in conjunction with tar if you’re balling up multiple files/directories.

swimmindude2496's avatar

Thanks I’ll use that. And yours too ben.

wilhel1812's avatar

WinZip isn’t built in to windows ;)
And for mac i recommend The Unarchiver it unzips Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, Rar, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats.

revatman's avatar

someone beat me to it. select the stuff you want to zip and right click. there’s an option for “create archive”.

I didn’t know that for the longest time either, and went through the same rigamarole you did. had someone on a social networking site (a mac group) hip me to that.

wilhel1812's avatar

Oh, you meant zipping app… I thought you were talking about unzipping apps :(
Well, right click and compress should do it…

benseven's avatar

Note that with improved unzipping speed in Leopard out of the box, ‘The Unarchiver’ is one that fell off my must-haves list… though it is still pretty good if you run into an odd filetype.

Magnus's avatar

Packs anything, extracts anything.

aidje's avatar

+1 for The Unarchiver. It can handle more formats than the default unzipper, and it also adds some special options. It also integrates very transparently into the OS.

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