MacItBetter releases BetterZip 1.8 for Mac OS X

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[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria - MacItBetter has released BetterZip 1.8 for Mac OS X. BetterZip lets you quickly inspect archives without first extracting their contents. You can add or extract files via drag-and-drop, delete files from archives, rename files, and create new folders inside the archive. Quickly preview images, PDF, HTML, and text files inside an archive without the need for starting external programs.

The new version adds support for xar archives, Leopard installer packages, PKWARE compatible AES encrypted zip files, Python eggs, an older rar format, and the old tar format. BetterZip 1.8 can automatically move sucessfully extracted archives to the trash. Another new option lets you choose whether to reveal the extracted files in the Finder or not, once the operation finishes. The update also includes a complete Chinese translation, fixes for bugs and two small memory leaks, and it enhances the compatibility with Windows archivers.

BetterZip 1.8 opens, extracts, and even creates fully WinZip compatible AES-256 encrypted zip archives. Furthermore, BetterZip can extract and create zip files larger than 2 GB as well as archives with these formats: tar, gzip, bzip2, rar, xar, and 7-zip. Even more formats can be viewed and extracted: arj, cpio, lzh/lha, cab, iso, chm, sit, hqx, and bin. BetterZip also opens various zip based Java archives: jar, war, sar, par, ear, and wsr files.

The integrated file browser gives an archive-centric view on the filesystem. No other files are displayed in this drawer.

Pricing and Availability:
BetterZip is a universal binary and requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later. The trial version can be downloaded from MacItBetter and is fully functional for 30 days. A single user license can be purchased for $19.95 (USD), family and business licenses are available.

Located in Vienna, Austria, MacItBetter was founded in 2004 by Robert Rezabek. All Material and Software (C) 2004-2009 MacItBetter, Robert Rezabek / All Rights Reserved.

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