Archiv 2.0 was released
  • Feb. 24, 2022, 6 p.m.

Dear customers, I have worked hard last months to deliver you the fastest and the best modern archiving tool for macOS. I have completely rewritten whole app from the ground, to make it much better for further improvements and development, it was very necceserelly. I have tried many possible solutions until I found good one. Thats why it took so much time. Much of time (hundreds of hours) was spent on testing all functions and integration testing.

WHAT‘S NEW: - Compiled for brand new Apple Silicon®(M1.. M2, M2 Max.. chips) - Upgraded to brand new 7z ver. 25.07 - Added brand new latest version of Brotli (developed by Google®) compression algorithm, archiving and extracting - Added brand new latest version of ZStandard (zstd, developed by Facebook®) compression algorithm, archiving and extracting - Added wim (Windows®) images, archiving and extracting - Improved support for 7z multiparted archives (splitting) - Added zip multiparted support, archiving and extracting - Added rar multiparted support, archiving and extracting - Miltiparted archiving and split options menu were moved from main menu to main window as drop-down menu - Improved multithreading and multiprocess functionality, now you can select how many operations should be executed semultinously - Upgraded to brand new unrar 6.10 utility - Added dark mode - Added accent color of macOS (highlight color) now you can see changes in app - Additional performance improvements - Added Settings window, many new settings were added, customization added, more settings comming soon - New icons for archive types were created, you will see it in Finder, hope you like it - Added more languages: Czech, Croation, Catalan, Slovak, Ukrainian, Greek, Romanian, Hungarian, Chinese Traditional, Latvian, Slovenian, if you use these langs as user interface language of macOS you will see changes in app. It was translated using Google Translate, bear in mind, i am a solo developer. If you can help me to improve these langs i will be appreciate.

FIXED: - Improved UI, fixed bug when some labels are flickering - Fixed rare bugs of extraction of multiparted archives - Fixed bug of extractions in special cases

NOTES: What will be implemented in next updates: - More settings and features, for example file access control, and more UI customization - Old or other file formats - More finder integration (like finder submenus) - Icons in operations list - You can send me your desings of file icons as CC0 and I can include it to programm, and appreciate your name in app.

Unfortunately it was not possible to add xz (, developed by Tukaani) compression algorithm, because this tool use GPLv2+ libraries, thats why I cannot include it in commercial product, because I want to be honest, and not violate law. But maybe I will find solution soon.

If you have some issues or another problems please let me know asap!

Archiv version 2.0 in App Review now
  • Feb. 5, 2022, 10:45 p.m.

Since 5 February my app Archiv ver 2.0 in App Review process from Apple. Hopefully review process will not be long. Stay tuned!

Working on Archiv 2.0
  • Jan. 31, 2022, 7:29 p.m.

Currently working on next release of Archiv, second version, it will be released on website as free update for existing customers! After several months of hard work on project I have almost finished new release. Almost everything in codebase was refactored and improved, and added several new features and done some performance improvements:

  • new xz format
  • new brotli format
  • new zstd format
  • new wim format
  • list of operations with progress status
  • many settings and some customizations
  • improved handling of parted files
  • improved handling of mac resource specific files
  • dark mode
  • extraction of many old formats

Here screenshot of new version of app:


The updated and new payment system is implemented
  • March 11, 2021, 5:24 p.m.

Dear customers, I have implemented updated payment on the website and it should work now. Regards, Ruslan

Implementing new payment on website
  • Jan. 19, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

Hi, maybe you have noticed that sometimes you cannot buy my apps on the webstore. It is because of SCA, and I am now urgently implementing new payment for european customers. Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), a rule in effect as of September 14, 2019, as part of PSD2 regulation in Europe, requires changes to how European customers authenticate online payments. Card payments require a different user experience, namely 3D Secure, in order to meet SCA requirements. Transactions that don’t follow the new authentication guidelines may be declined by customers’ banks. Soon it will be available for all customers on my website. You can still buy my apps, if it is possible. Ruslan.