How often do you archive files and folders on your Mac? Have you ever received an archive (a zipped file) and wondered what’s inside?
Here’s a dirt cheap Mac app that looks inside Mac archives so you can see the files without actually opening the archive.
The Archive Browser is just that. It’s an app that browses archives (those zipped files you create or receive from others).
Select an archive with The Archive Browser and it immediately lists all the files and folders inside.
Use your Mac’s built-in Quick Look to view files. Photos in an archive, for example, pop out and can also be viewed in Preview.
Most of the common archive formats can be opened and viewed by The Archive Browser, including Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Stuffit and many others. As an added bonus, it can pull media from Flash SWF files.
As you’ll see above, the app’s window displays file meta data, such as name, size, modification and creation dates, permissions, and more.
The same Mac app developer also publishes The Unarchiver, one of the Mac App Store’s most popular archive tools (but it doesn’t let you browse archives).