Archiving made easy

runs on Mac
screenshot of Keka

Archiving tools are helpful in a couple of different ways. First, they can take a pile of files and directories that may be spread all over your system and stick them all in one place, which makes it a lot easier to move them around, save them, pass them along to someone else, and all that. In addition, creating that archive generally means compressing those files, which means that not only is that pile of files easier to move around, but they're all a lot smaller as well, which makes it almost the perfect combination.

Keka is an easy to use way to grab and archive your files. Once it's running in the Dock, all you need to do is to drag and drop folders and files onto it. Choose the archive format you want to use—7Z, ZIP, TAR, and others—and whether you want better compression or faster speed, and off you go. Choose to create one big archive file, or split it into bite-sized pieces, right for a floppy disk (a what?), a data CD, or even a big old DVD.

A Mac application, Keka is a free download. The current version runs under Leopard (OS X ver. 10.5), or you can grab an older down-rev release that still runs on your Tiger system.

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