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  • WinRAR icon

    WinRAR

    WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

    • WinRAR does not have an OS X compatible GUI. Only the WinRAR command line tool is OS X compatible. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    PeaZip

    PeaZip is a free and open-source file manager and file archiver for Windows, Linux and BSD made by Giorgio Tani. It supports its native PEA archive format (featuring...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    The Unarchiver

    The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "BOMArchiveHelper.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to...

    Open Source Mac

    • The Unarchiver requires the user to unzip the files into a folder. 7-zip allows the user to open a preview of the zip, pull out files and edit things, and simply close the program to rezip it. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Bandizip

    Bandizip is 100% free Archiver for home and office. It handles the most popular compression formats, including Zip, 7z, and Rar files for free!. Bandizip supports...

    Free Windows

    • Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff. roossoNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    File Roller

    File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment. It can extract, view, create and modify archives. File Roller is only a graphical interface to...

    Open Source Linux GNOME

    • This is a good alternative to the 7Zip GUI frontend. 7Zip for Linux only has the command line and library-based access, and users need a separate front end. FileRoller is currently the best available archive browser for GTK/GNOME based environments. Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    WinZip

    WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor. It allows you to easily zip (compress) and unzip (decompress) files, encrypt zipped files, and email zipped files....

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    HaoZip

    Haozip is a powerful free archive manager. It can compress and extract archives in 7z, ZIP and TAR formats and can extract RAR, ISO, UDF, ISZ, ACE, UUE, CAB, Bzip2, ARJ...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.0, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Warning Even if the installer is clean after a VirusTotal scan, the website is reported as malicious by Firefox and Chrome
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    Keka

    Keka is a free file archiver for Mac OS X Compression formats supported: 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, DMG, ISO Extraction formats supported: RAR, 7z, Lzma, xz...

  • 7z SFX-Creator icon

    7z SFX-Creator

    A simple and easy to use GUI based on 7zip for creating self-extracting archives and self-extracting installers.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last version, 1.3, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Project Hosting.
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    FreeArc

    FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. It uses LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and GRzip algorithms with automatic switching by file type...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm
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    B1 Free Archiver

    B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    p7zip

    p7zip is a port of the command line version of the 7-Zip file archiver to POSIX-conforming operating systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD Haiku

    • It uses the same engine and compression of 7zip, so if you care more about that than the GUI, this is the best. Guest • 2 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    ExtractNow

    ExtractNow is a simple utility that allows you to extract multiple archives quickly and easily. Why wear out your clicking finger extracting files one by one when...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Wine

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest Version, 4.8.2.0, released on March 30th, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Warning Has 3/56 anti-virus engines on VirusTotal found the installer to be malicious: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/f17f54c89bfd51c37fe5e2c767f42626449d8467686de27cbc12af70344833dd/analysis/1462730689/

7-Zip Comments

Essential !!!

Positive Comment by ChelOis
about 7-Zip Apr 2017

If you still have doubts about this gem, just notice its number of "Likes" compared to those of the next competitor: WinRAR.

This is an essential part of the Freeware / OpenSource suite of applications that I always install and use on my PC.

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Poor features

Negative Comment by Hexaae
about 7-Zip Feb 2017

Honestly Bandizip and ZipWare (both free) are much superior in terms of UI, better drag'n'drop, supported formats, etc. and are lightweight.
I still wonder why people knows only WinRAR and 7Zip....

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Solid block size 2 Helpful

Positive Comment by SagePtr
about 7-Zip Jul 2016

Can specify solid block size for compression. This feature is missing in WinRAR, which can create only fully solid or non-solid archives.
It's very useful when you need to pack many small files into single archive with good compression rate (which cannot be done without making archive solid in case of lot small files), but retain ability to quickly extract arbitary file. In this mode, files are grouped into blocks of given size, so you don't need to skip entire archive to get the file in the end, you just need to skip from beginning of the file's block.

[Edited by SagePtr, July 19]

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No recovery/parity 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by snakyjake4
about 7-Zip Nov 2015

No recovery/parity. There needs to be improvements for long term archiving.

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Goosebumps -4 Helpful

Comment by LorDestinY
about 7-Zip and HaoZip Aug 2015

The User Interface is so ugly that it gives me goosebumps every time I see it.

Try HaoZip. You wont regret it.

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RAR5 support! 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Andrea85
about 7-Zip Aug 2015

Finally with the latest beta version (15.06) it can even handle RAR5 files. :)

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Best archive manager 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by SpiderMan
about 7-Zip Jul 2015

Free, open source, powerful. 7z is an awesome format! What else do you need?

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No more unpaid software 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by manuellazzari
about 7-Zip Jun 2015

At the end we did it :)

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The Best 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by impossible
about 7-Zip Aug 2013

No other like it, just does what it is suppose to do!

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Some random stuff... -1 Helpful

Comment by realnabarl
about 7-Zip and KuaiZip, B1 Free Archiver, FreeArc Jan 2013

The most popular formats are zip, rar and 7z.

Zip is free, but its features are quite limited nowadays.

Rar has quite a lot nice features.

7z does not have recovery record feature, but that is not very important, for my experience these years, I'm not helped with WinRAR recovery record feature. Internet transfer corruption? I did not experienced that.

The compression ratio is not that important like earlier days. So Rar cannot be called "bad" in most cases. The most superior of 7z is lossless bitmat compression (like BMP).

Do we need other formats?
There are arc format from Small FreeArc iconFreeArc, b1 format from Small B1 Free Archiver iconB1 Free Archiver, kz from Small KuaiZip iconKuaiZip, PEA from Small PeaZip iconPeaZip, if there are more good format, please comment. Arc is better IMO, and it is still in developing. But all of these do not have big difference, and the newer ones do not supported by most archivers. Self-extract archive with exe? Not a bad idea but is it really necessary for us to do that? It will confuses people IMO. So maybe we still just need 7z.

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Yes. 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Mighty_Mac
about 7-Zip May 2012
  1. Good compression ratio
  2. Opens almost anything
  3. Free. What more could you ask for?
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The 64-bit version is not working very flawlessly with Wint ...

Comment by web_knows
about 7-Zip Jun 2011

The 64-bit version is not working very flawlessly with Wintdows 7 64-bit. Other than that,4/5.

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Themes for 7-Zip

Comment by DanMan
about 7-Zip Jun 2011

To remedy the ugly looks of both the program and the icons, try 7-Zip Theme Manager

[Edited by Venom88, June 05]

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the best file archive utility ever

Positive Comment by trekeyus
about 7-Zip and WinZip Jun 2011

The best file archive utility ever. I just wish they would implement zipx faster so i can remove Winzip.

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