iUnarchive offers advanced archive and file management on the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad.
Supported archives include zip, rar, 7-zip, tar, gzip, bz2/BZip2, LhA and StuffIt, including password support for zip, rar en 7-zip files. Parts of a multi part RAR archive have to be downloaded to My Files before opening.
Options from the action menu in My Files are:
When in 'edit' mode, the following options are available in My Files:
- Create (empty) File
- Create Folder
- Create Archive (zip or 7z, optionally with password)
iUnarchive is an extension to other Apps like Mail, Safari and iWork. Archives received or downloaded can be opened in iUnarchive with the 'Open in...' option. Files in the archive can be previewed and opened in other Apps, copied to the Cloud or sent by email from within iUnarchive.
- Move (to another folder in My Files)
- Copy (to Cloud or My Files) - copies selected files and folders recursively
- Rename (if one file is selected)
- Email selected files as attachment
- Copy selected movies and images to the Gallery
- Edit file (text files)
If an archive contains another archive, you can click on the nested archive and iUnarchive will open the nested archive.
File types that can be previewed in iUnarchive include JPG, PNG, GIF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PDF, RTF and iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) files, but also a large number of text files and programming language source files which use syntax highlighting. Supported types include c, h, cpp, hpp, cs, html, css, js, java, php, py, rb, sql, xml, xsl and wsdl.
You receive an email message with a password protected ZIP or RAR attachment containing a Word document. Clicking on the attachment in Mail shows an option to launch iUnarchive. Once launched, iUnarchive asks you for the password and shows a list of files. When you select the Word document, iUnarchive shows you a preview of the document and allows you to open the document in Pages on the iPad.
Files can be uploaded and downloaded with the following Cloud services:
(Large) Attachments are directly accessible from within iUnarchive for the following Mail Services:
- Mobile Me iDisk
- Box (.net)
- Microsoft SkyDrive
- Amazon S3
- Google Docs
Files can also be downloaded from the Web using a Mobile Safari user interface.
- Mobile Me
- Yahoo! (uses the Yahoo! API)
- Hotmail (POP3, so no folders)