Is there any way to mount a zip (or tar, or any compressed file archive) as a volume on OSX?
If this is a stupid question for some reason (the structure of zip archives), that would be good to know too.
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If you prefer simple drag-and-drop then you can use this app with MacFUSE too:
https://www.etresoft.com/#products (scroll down to eTreZip)
Archive Mounter does the job.
An app to mount archives like disk images in macOS. It currently supports ZIP and RAR archives.
You can run app directly and choose an archive to mount or use it from Finder's Open With context menu.