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The Keka app for Mac OS X and macOS is a flexible archiving program for the Apple computer. It can handle zip files by default, but there are a number of formats for which additional software has to be used. Here offers itself cake that has been further developed for years and is financed by donations. The download from the developer side is free. However, if you want to reward the effort behind it, you can either use the paid app store download or donate via PayPal.
Keka is a Mac app for packing and unpacking file archives. The software thus helps to convert several files into one or to split such an archive into its original files. It is sufficient to have the program in the dock and drag files to its icon. Keka can also break down large files that you want to send by email into small archives, which the recipient can then put together and receive the complete, large file.
Keka can pack these archive formats:
Keka can extract these archives:
If you want to save your archives on the Mac hard drive or send them out into the world from your Apple computer, you can also set a password with Keka. The backup of the files is quite high with the AES-256 encryption and therefore quite safe. If you then choose a difficult password, only those people who are authorized can access it. You can find details on the linked website.
For Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (including macOS versions such as Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave), version 1.1.17 is available for download from Keka on the Developer website to disposal. At the top is the download button for the current version 1.1.17 (as of August 14, 2019). If you scroll down, you will also find older versions for earlier Apple operating systems: v0.1.2.1 for Mac OS X 10.4; v1.0.4-leo for 10.5; v1.0.4 for 10.6; and v1.0.16 for 10.7. If you don't just want to download and install the software for free, but also want to leave a small fee, you can make a PayPal donation on the linked page and download it for a fee in Mac App Store from Apple.
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