How to Open PKG Installers in Mac using Pacifist

Mac doesn’t require any introduction because there is no other alternative to Mac OS X as long as you don’t have passion to play games. Honestly, Mac is one of the best operating systems out there.

Although most of the applications are paid but few freemium software also can fulfil your demand. Today I am going to introduce such a software that could open PKG installers as well as .zip, .tar, .cpio, .xar and also disk image.

On Windows OS, this is pretty simple to open such files because you will get tons of software names on major search engines. But Mac users might have problems when trying to get inside of PKG installers.


On the other end, today’s mentioned app can also open aforementioned files directly from the web. This is also possible to open Apple Installers.

When you have given the access to your Mac to install any third party software, I am pretty sure that you have already seen several app package in .pkg. In simple word, PKG files contain app installer as well as few more files about that specific software.

Sometime, we don’t need to check them manually but sometime, when you wish to check them from your end, you can head on to this software that might be helpful for you.

How to open PKG installers?

This software, Pacifist, is actually a premium software but the developers of this app also provide a trial version. The premium version costs only $20 and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (It is also Mavericks ready).

Start using Pacifist:

There is no such complex feature in Pacifist. The start screen will be looking something like the following picture;

Open PKG Installers in Mac using Pacifist

Just select an option according to your requirements. Here I have chosen the first option and open a .pkg file. Check the following screensnap to know more;

Open PKG Installers in Mac using Pacifist

From here you can easily do whatever you want. That’s it! Hope this tool would be helpful for you.

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