WebSiteam released a handy little app allowing to explore archived files distributed on the Web. Once you discover the contents you can run any file without unpacking the whole archive.
The regular algorithm of dealing with archived files includes downloading, unpacking, finding (or not finding) what you need, and deleting the rest. Considering this, all those RARs and ZIPs are much of a pig in a poke as you cant see what you are downloading until you extract the contents. Now you can avoid unnecessary actions because WebArchivesViewer provides you with a shortcut.
WebArchivesViewer is actually a browser plugin that places itself in the context menu and allows an instant view of the files and folders compressed in an archive. The procedure is really simple. All it takes is a right click on the link to an archive. After that you choose the corresponding context menu item and WebArchivesViewer displays the contents in a dialog. And theres even more to that - you can run those files using your regular applications. (Naturally, the above wont work with password protected archives.)
Yet, there are some things to add to wish list. WebArchivesViewer is only compatible with the Internet Explorer so its completely useless for FireFox and Opera users. The recognized archive formats are ZIP and RAR. Theyre surely the most spread ones but the list could be more extensive.