Apple - Is there any Mac software to handle archives (zip, rar, 7z, tar, etc.) that allows browsing?
Zipeg allows you to browse and uncompress a number of formats, but does not allow compressing.
Apple actually has an example application called ZipBrowser on their developer site. The direct download is located here. Unfortunately this only works with zip files. The actually app is only 600K so it's nice and small. (Note that ZipBrowser only works on 10.6+)
I know this thread is old, but to anyone looking for an answer; the best tool I have found is the B1 Free Archiver.
It works on all platforms (even Android), and is simple and easy to use. It's fast, free, and it supports most compression formats (including zip, 7-zip, rar, dmg, and more :)).