The Best Open Source 7-Zip AlternativesTop File Archivers & File Compressors like 7-Zip
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 is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to 7-Zip.
- - PeaZip is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to 7-Zip.
Comments about PeaZip as a Alternative to 7-Zip
The best file archiver I've used on Linux. It supports almost all file formats, and it's fast and lightweight.2
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.4
Use it to archive multiple folders separately in right-click menu, can't give up 7-zip because the lack of 2 panels.1
Modernized, has more features and is way prettier! Not as fast to startup as 7zip though, but it's not too bad.1
I has nice UI but a little bit slow to start2
NanaZip is an open source file archiver intended for the modern Windows experience, forked from the source code of well-known open source file archiver 7-Zip 21.03.
Comments about NanaZip as a Alternative to 7-Zip
Simpler interface and better Windows integration, with a working context menu for Windows 110
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.
Comments about File Roller as a Alternative to 7-Zip
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.1
It is called Archive Manager in Ubuntu-1
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.Discontinued
Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm
Comments about FreeArc as a Alternative to 7-Zip
i've tested many popular archivers (7z, winrar) but this acheived the highest compression ratio1
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, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.
The last update is from 2016.
Comments about p7zip as a Alternative to 7-Zip
It uses the same engine and compression of 7zip, so if you care more about that than the GUI, this is the best.5
7-Zip is a graphical program and p7zip is command line only4
Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with the GTK+2 toolkit. It was developed with a simple GUI which that could be used with any desktop environment and would operate using the command line rather than API calls.
Ark is a program for viewing, extracting, creating and modifying archives. Ark can handle various archive formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar, 7zip, xz, rpm, cab and deb (support for certain archive formats depend on the appropriate command-line programs being installed).
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