Manage All Your Archives With iUnarchive [Review and Giveaway]


Do you have a lot of files in your cloud archive? iUnarchive is a helpful aid for you, coming from De Voorkant.

This app is a (cloud) file and archive manager and helps you in arranging and keeping them in a better way. The archive formats that are supported by iUnarchive include zip, rar, 7-zip, tar, gzip, bz2/BZip2, LhA and StuffIt. iUnarchive support also includes password support for zip, rar en 7-zip files. Parts of a multi part RAR archive would have to be downloaded to My Files before you can open them.

When you set the app to ‘edit’ mode, the following options are available in My Files:

2. Move (to another folder in My Files)
3. Create Archive (zip or 7z, with the option of password available)
4. Rename (if you select one file)


iUnarchive is an extension to other Apps like Mail, Safari and iWork. Archives that are received or downloaded can be opened in iUnarchive with the ‘Open in…’ option. You can preview the files in the archive without opening them. Opening the files in other Apps or sending them by email from within iUnarchive is also possible.

If an archive is containing another archive, you can click on the nested archive and iUnarchive will open the nested archive.

File types that you can preview in iUnarchive include JPG, PNG, GIF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PDF, RTF and iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) files. However, a large number of text files and programming language source files which use syntax highlighting can also be viewed. Supported types include c, h, cpp, hpp, cs, html, css, js, java, php, py, rb, sql, xml, xsl and wsdl.

Use case:
You receive an email message with a password protected ZIP or RAR attachment that would be containing a Word document. Clicking on the attachment in Mail would show an option to launch iUnarchive. Once launched, iUnarchive would ask you for the password and show a list of files. When you select the Word document, iUnarchive would show you a preview of the document and allow you to open the document in Pages on the iPad.

Files can be uploaded and downloaded with the following cloud services:

1. Mobile Me iDisk
2. Dropbox
3. Box (.net)
4. Microsoft SkyDrive
5. Amazon S3
6. Google Docs
7. WebDAV
8. FTP (including SFTP and FTP over SSL)

Large attachments are directly accessible from within iUnarchive for the following Mail Services:

1. Mobile Me
2. Gmail?
3. Yahoo! (uses the Yahoo! API)?
4. Hotmail (POP3, so no folders)
5. IMAP?
6. POP3

You can also download files from the Web using a Mobile Safari user interface.

iUnarchive is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

The new version of this app has fixed many bugs and supports many other formats and applications that were not supported earlier.

Does iUnarchive help you in managing your files in a better way? Tell us in the comments section.

Click here to buy and download iUnarchive.

This week we are giving some promo codes that can help you download this app for free as a gift. Arrange your files in a better way in the new year.


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