Alternatives to 7-Zip for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • The Unarchiver icon

    The Unarchiver

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

    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
  • WinZip icon

    WinZip

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Bandizip icon

    Bandizip

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

    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...

    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
  • Commander One icon

    Commander One

    Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way. ...

    Freemium Mac

  • HaoZip icon

    HaoZip Discontinued Warning

    Haozip is a powerful free archive manager. It can compress and extract archives in 7z, ZIP and TAR formats and can extract RAR, ISO...

    Free Windows

  • Keka icon

    Keka

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

    Open Source Mac

  • FreeArc icon

    FreeArc Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 7z SFX-Creator icon

    7z SFX-Creator Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows

  • B1 Free Archiver icon

    B1 Free Archiver Bundleware

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

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  • Zipware icon

    Zipware

    Zipware is simple and free zip software for Microsoft Windows that supports all major archiving formats including the new RAR5 format.

    Free Windows

  • IZArc icon

    IZArc Warning Bundleware

    IZArc is the best freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA...

    Free Windows iPhone iPad

  • PowerArchiver icon

    PowerArchiver

    PowerArchiver is a proprietary file archiver for Microsoft Windows. It supports full read-write access to several different archive...

    Commercial Windows

  • ExtractNow icon

    ExtractNow Discontinued Warning

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Wine

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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...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD Haiku

  • gzip

    GNU Gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Xarchiver icon

    Xarchiver

    Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with the GTK+2 toolkit. It was developed with a simple GUI which...

    Open Source Linux BSD Xfce

  • BetterZip icon

    BetterZip

    Extract Only Files You Really Need. Create Archives. Update Archives. Protect Your Data. Open Archives Without Extracting (ZIP...

    Commercial Mac

  • Info-ZIP icon

    Info-ZIP Discontinued

    Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989. It consists of 4...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • AppCompactor icon

    AppCompactor

    AppCompactor allows you to easily compress applications to decrease size on disk and increase performance when running from slow...

    Open Source Windows

  • KGB Archiver icon

    KGB Archiver Discontinued

    KGB Archiver is the compression tool with an unbelievably high compression rate. Unfortunately, in spite of its powerful compression...

    Open Source Windows

  • The Archive Browser icon

    The Archive Browser

    The Archive Browser is a program that lets you browse the contents of archives, as well as extract them. It will let you open files...

    Commercial Mac

  • Ark icon

    Ark

    Ark is a program for managing various archive formats within the KDE environment.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

  • Easy 7-Zip

    Easy 7-Zip is an easy-to-use version of 7-Zip. Originally, Easy 7-Zip was built based on 7-Zip 9.20. I kept all features of 7-Zip and...

    Open Source Windows

  • SecurStick icon

    SecurStick

    SecurStick is a free portable application that lets you carry encrypted files on your USB drive. You can use the drive on any computer...

    Free macOS Windows Linux

  • Entropy icon

    Entropy Discontinued

    Easily create, open and preview popular archive files like ZIP, RAR, 7z, TGZ and more ( 30+ formats supported ). An unparalleled...

    Commercial Mac

  • Kudesnik Archiver icon

    Kudesnik Archiver

    Light archive manager "Kudesnik". Formats: ZIP, JAR, RAR, 7-ZIP. Create and decompress archives.

    Open Source Android

  • ZipGenius icon

    ZipGenius

    ZipGenius: the free and powerful archive manager for Windows. Running out of hard disk space? Documents spread over you entire...

    Free Windows

  • UltimateZip icon

    UltimateZip

    UltimateZip has all the features you need to archive, encrypt, share and shrink your files.

    Commercial Windows

  • Open Freely icon

    Open Freely

    Open Freely: the Easiest Way To Open ALL Files For FREE! Edit, Print & Save All Microsoft Office Files One Program To...

    Free Windows

  • Archiver icon

    Archiver

    Archiver (formerly known as Rucksack) is a must-have tool for anyone working with archives. Open all popular archive formats including...

    Commercial Mac

  • WinAce icon

    WinAce Discontinued

    WinAce is not just another archiving shell. With it's own powerful compression format ACE and built-in support for other popular...

    Commercial Windows

  • KuaiZip icon

    KuaiZip Warning

    KuaiZip is a free, convenient, fast compressor and decompressor, with advanced compression technology and a proprietary of compression...

    Free Windows

7-Zip Comments

Solid block size

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

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 -1 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!

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

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

Positive Comment by manuellazzari
about 7-Zip Jun 2015

At the end we did it :)

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The Best

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...

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.

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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Everything what we need in a little application.

Positive Comment by 365
about 7-Zip Jun 2011

Everything what we need in a little application. Without an spezial theme of some shit.

Only that, what we need. Freedom :D

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Much better than WinRAR or any other file archive utility

Positive Comment by ThomasKri
about 7-Zip and WinRAR Jun 2011

Much better than WinRAR or any other file archive utility, hands down.

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