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    7-Zip Alternatives

    7-Zip is described as 'file archiver with a high compression ratio' and is a leading File Archiver 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. Most alternatives are File Archivers and File Compressors. The best alternative is PeaZip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 7-Zip are WinRAR (Paid), Bandizip (Freemium), WinZip (Paid) and Keka (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 12, 2022
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    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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    1. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.
      PeaZip vs 7-Zip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PeaZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      josephcw PeaZip is simpler, newr, and has a more attractive GUI than 7-Zip.
      Top 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 1 year ago

      braky It does the same as 7-Zip and WinRAR but it looks more beautiful.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      The GUI make it easy to use!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!
      WinRAR vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think WinRAR is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      22Ezra22 Has the best features and is easy to use.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      neal_colgrass 7-zip had some issues displaying all the files.
      Top positive comment  about 4 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 6 years ago

      Gabrielvoc I like Winrar because of the possibility of creating profiles
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      alfinge0893 It's fastest, more secure, all that i want.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    2. 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.
      Bandizip vs 7-Zip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Bandizip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      roosso Support all common compression format, very lightweight, nice interface. Frequently updated. No Ads. My favorite tool for compressed stuff.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      Great UI, efficient yet powerful
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      Equivalent functionality but with a nicer interface!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      relink2013 Unless I'm missing something there is no "Freemium" version for macOS.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      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.
      Most users think WinZip is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    3. Keka is the macOS file archiver.
      Keka vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think Keka is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      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 4 years ago

      Keka is a port of 7-Zip on Mac OS. It accepts 7z files.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    4. The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2.
      The Unarchiver vs 7-Zip opinions
      Some users think The Unarchiver is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.
      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 6 years ago

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      Currently supported hash functions include CRC32, ADLER32, GOST, MD2, MD4, MD5, MD6, SHA1, SHA2, SHA3, RIPEMD, HAVAL, TIGER, WHIRLPOOL and BLAKE2.
      GtkHash vs 7-Zip opinions
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      It is file cheksum utility
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      poppabearten This is a file checksum/hash utility, not a compression/de-compression utility. Wrong category for 7-zip.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    5. 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 archiving utilities such as tar and zip.
      File Roller vs 7-Zip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks File Roller is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      tejasshetty It is called Archive Manager in Ubuntu
      Positive comment over 3 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 6 years ago

    6. Zip Utility - NEWS since - "Version 4.2 = NO MORE ADWARE. IZARC INSTALLER IS COMPLETELY ADWARE FREE" No bundleware that is showing in description.


      Most users think IZArc is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
    7. 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, and also uses set of filters—for instance it can remove repetitions from text.


      Latest alpha version from August 2012 -

      FreeArc vs 7-Zip opinions
      Most users think FreeArc is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
      Helldorado i've tested many popular archivers (7z, winrar) but this acheived the highest compression ratio
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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