7-Zip Alternatives

    7-Zip is described as 'file archiver with a high compression ratio' and is one of the leading apps in the File Management category. There are more than 100 alternatives to 7-Zip for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is PeaZip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 7-Zip are WinRAR (Freemium), Bandizip (Freemium), WinZip (Paid) and The Unarchiver (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 21, 2021

    • PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects. View 92 alternatives to PeaZip
      Almost everyone thinks PeaZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      PeaZip vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ryangreen Basically 7-Zip but with a better user interface, and better integration with Windows. Unless you want more control than the standard Fastest-Ultra presets, PeaZip is probably better for you.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      Akhilesh_T It has a 2 Factor Authentication for encrypting files/folders. You can use a Key File along with your Password.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      braky It does the same as 7-Zip and WinRAR but it looks more beautiful.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      The GUI make it easy to use!
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    • WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. View 99 alternatives to WinRAR
      Some users think WinRAR is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      • ReactOS
      WinRAR vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      22Ezra22 Has the best features and is easy to use.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      neal_colgrass 7-zip had some issues displaying all the files.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      WinRAR does not have an OS X compatible GUI. Only the WinRAR command line tool is OS X compatible.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

      Gabrielvoc I like Winrar because of the possibility of creating profiles
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      alfinge0893 It's fastest, more secure, all that i want.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago



    • Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features. View 86 alternatives to Bandizip
      Almost everyone thinks Bandizip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Bandizip vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      roosso Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Great UI, efficient yet powerful
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Equivalent functionality but with a nicer interface!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • The world's best file compressor in the world. Start saving your time with the world's #1 compression software. Zip, protect, manage and share all your files quickly and easily. View 98 alternatives to WinZip
      Most users think WinZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • ReactOS
    • The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. View 93 alternatives to The Unarchiver
      Some users think The Unarchiver is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      The Unarchiver vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago



    • Keka is a free file archiver for macOS. View 56 alternatives to Keka
      Some users think Keka is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Keka vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      While Keka works with more file formats that OS X's native compressed file handler, that's about all that it does. Keka does not let you view a file without first decompressing it into another directory.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Keka is a port of 7-Zip on Mac OS. It accepts 7z files.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment. It can extract, view, create and modify archives. View 82 alternatives to File Roller
      Almost everyone thinks File Roller is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GNOME
      File Roller vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      tejasshetty It is called Archive Manager in Ubuntu
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    • IZArc is the best freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA... View 90 alternatives to IZArc
      Most users think IZArc is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    • Zipware is simple and free zip software for Microsoft Windows that supports all major archiving formats including the new RAR5 format. View 55 alternatives to Zipware
      Almost everyone thinks Zipware is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Zipware vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      kyok Fast, easy, lightweight and good looking user interface
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      JTB3 Nearly Identical with Extra Features
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    • FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. View 79 alternatives to FreeArc
      Most users think FreeArc is a great alternative to 7-Zip.

      Discontinued

      Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      FreeArc vs 7-Zip
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Helldorado i've tested many popular archivers (7z, winrar) but this acheived the highest compression ratio
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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