Archives is an app for your iPhone or iPad that lets you view and open the contents of archive files. It is very useful when you need to see the contents of archive files mailed to you, or files you encounter on the web. It even lets you copy archive files from your computer using iTunes file sharing, if you have files you want to bring with you.

It lets you preview the files inside archives, such as text, images or music. If you have another app installed that can open a file, Archives can also use that app to open contained files.

It is based on The Unarchiver, which means it can handle a large number of different archive formats: It can handle common formats like Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2, as well as older formats like StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and ARC. It can also handle other kinds of formats, like CD and DVD images such as ISO, BIN, MDF, NRG and CDI, many Windows self-extracting EXE files, and can even extract media from Flash SWF files and images from PDF files. See the supported formats page for a full list.

It will also handle different filename encodings gracefully, and for the curious, it will show a lot of information about the archives and their contents.

Buy it now on the App Store!

If you have any trouble with Archives, please file a bug on the bug tracker, or post a question in the support thread.

More screenshots here.