iOS 7 now lets you view the contents of compressed files thanks to its new Quick Look feature in Mail. Associate editor Serenity Caldwell explains how you go about it -- and where you'll still have to use third-party apps.
Apple's latest purchase is the Sweden-based AlgoTrim, which specializes in data compression of images and video for mobile platforms.
If you find OS X's built-in capabilities for unarchiving and uncompressing files to be too limited, you'll want to check out Dag Agren's free The Unarchiver.
Clusters is a file-compression app that works silently in the background. When it finishes, you should notice no difference at all -- except that your total amount of free disk space is higher.
It's one of those little irritations: You double-click on a .zip file to expand it, the expanded files appear, and the .zip file is still there. Here's a way to get rid of it.
Zipeg is a free utility that’s useful to keep around as a complement to OS X’s built-in archiving features.
Smith Micro has released CheckIt 2 System Performance Suite, which incorporates a number of different utilities for backup, file compression, and system maintenance.
StuffIt Deluxe 2009 is the 20th anniversary version of the popular compression tool for Mac users.
Use a simple Automator workflow to compress multiple files into multiple archives.