Ukrainian MacPaw acquires Finnish archive extractor The Unarchiver

MacPaw, a Kyiv (Kiev)-based Mac software development company serving more than five million customers worldwide, has bought the file unpacker for Mac users The Unarchiver. The terms of the deal, which was announced earlier this week, have remained undisclosed.

With millions of clients around the world, the Finnish app claims to be among the top apps in the App Store.

After nourishing his brainchild for ten years, Dag Ågren, the developer behind the Unarchiver, decided that “it is time to hand the flag over to someone else who can take care of [The Unarchiver apps] properly, and make sure they stay around for a long time still.”

“I am sure MacPaw can do a good job of it!” he adds.

The Kyiv firm will have all the Unarchiver’s apps and app-related assets transferred to its developer account.

The company says it will keep the file extractor up-to-date, localize it into popular languages and upgrade its design.

As before the deal, all Mac users will be able to use the file unpacker apps for free.

“We’re happy to welcome one of the most popular Mac utilities to the family of MacPaw products. It’s a big honor for us to keep the product alive for the users,” comments Oleksandr Kosovan, MacPaw’s CEO and founder.

Earlier this year MacPaw opened a one-of-a-kind exhibition of Mac computers at its Kyiv office.

This past winter the Ukrainian company launched Setapp, an “unstore alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store.”

Source: MacPaw



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