Alternatives to PeaZip for all platforms with any license



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  • WinRAR icon


    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

  • File Roller icon

    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

  • WinZip icon


    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

  • HaoZip icon


    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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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
  • B1 Free Archiver icon

    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:
  • 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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained.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.
  • FreeArc icon


    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 -
  • p7zip icon


    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

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    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

    • Warning The installer contains malware according to Trend Micro HouseCall:
  • PowerArchiver icon


    PowerArchiver is a proprietary file archiver for Microsoft Windows. It supports full read-write access to several different archive formats, including ZIP, 7z and Tar....

    Commercial Windows

  • Free Opener icon

    Free Opener

    Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80...

PeaZip Comments

Best on Linux

about PeaZip · ·

Probably the best Linux GUI archiver


There are better free alternatives

Comment by Hexaae
about PeaZip · Feb 2017 · -1 Helpful

A bit bulky. I think Bandizip and ZipWare (both free) are better in terms of UI, better drag'n'drop, supported formats, options etc. and are lightweight and compact.
Sometimes PeaZip gives me the impression of a graphical user interface wrapper for hidden command lines beneath.


Great software

about PeaZip · ·

Excellent and very convenient software.


Good file archiver

about PeaZip · ·

As long time user I can say this is one amongst best options for managing compressed files, both for the many compression options and for the excellent support to lots of archive formats for extraction (zip, rar, tar...).
Free of charge and clean from nagware bundle, I also like it comes with plenty file management utilities e.g. secure delete, find duplicates, verify file hash.


PeaZip is not bundle with OpenCandy anymore : --> "PeaZip no longer comes with any kind of bundled advertising module."

I have install it with default preset and have no crapware.



Comment by s0me0ne
about PeaZip · Jan 2012 ·

Finally found my replacement for my combination of 7zip and Izarc


As a casual user myself (at least when it comes to archive ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 ·

As a casual user myself (at least when it comes to archive utilities :P ), I've only encountered the RAR, Zip, and 7z formats in everyday use. Those three are, by far, the most common formats around. You might have to extract an ISO every now and then, and perhaps even a tar.gz archive. All of which are supported by both WinRAR and PeaZip. Unless you're a developer or something, you're not going to be seeing anything else. And if you're a developer, you sure don't need to be following any of my advice.

For most people, the main difference between PeaZip and WinRAR is the fact that one is open-source, with a pretty GUI. And the other one is proprietary, and rather ugly.

By default Winrar toolbar is ugly yes but there are many toolbars skins available on the website + you can tweak the registry to use personal icons for extensions. Winrar still has a use when you need to edit a rar without extracting the files. I didn't find an open-source compression utility which is able to do it for now.


WinRAR can't extract some archives.doesn't make a differenc ...

Comment by Rajliv
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 ·

WinRAR can't extract some archives.
doesn't make a difference wether you're a casual user or not, everybody needs to extract stuff.


It's funny someone would compare Peazip to WinRAR. WinRAR d ...

Comment by Rajliv
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 ·

It's funny someone would compare Peazip to WinRAR. WinRAR doesn't even support LZMA


Simple enough for my mom, yet based on 7zip and quite techn ...

Comment by thewilson
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 ·

Simple enough for my mom, yet based on 7zip and quite technical enough for my uses. Lets you activate file menu items for file splitting, file joining, file shredding, and an easy one to open a cmd prompt in any particular folder you're browsing. Plus its gorgeous looking.. seriously


Is it any good? I thinkI'll give it a try - seems to have a ...

Comment by Rajliv
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 ·

Is it any good? I thinkI'll give it a try - seems to have a nice GUI.