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Open Source 7-Zip Alternatives

The best open source alternative to 7-Zip is PeaZip. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to 7-Zip and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to 7-Zip are GtkHash, File Roller, FreeArc and p7zip.

7-Zip alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of 7-Zip.
This page was last updated May 12, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • BSD
  • PortableApps.com
  • ReactOS
  • Linux
  • Mac

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.
    josephcw

    PeaZip is simpler, newr, and has a more attractive GUI than 7-Zip.

    Top positive comment  about 1 year ago
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    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  about 2 years ago
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    Akhilesh_T

    It has a 2 Factor Authentication for encrypting files/folders. You can use a Key File along with your Password.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    braky

    It does the same as 7-Zip and WinRAR but it looks more beautiful.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    -6

    The GUI make it easy to use!

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  2. GtkHash

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce

    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
    pros, cons and recent comments
    poppabearten

    This is a file checksum/hash utility, not a compression/de-compression utility. Wrong category for 7-zip.

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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    It is file cheksum utility

    Negative comment 8 months ago
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  3. File Roller

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME

    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.

    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 over 6 years ago
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    tejasshetty

    It is called Archive Manager in Ubuntu

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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    -1
  4. FreeArc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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

    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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  5. p7zip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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.

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    p7zip vs 7-Zip opinions
    Some users think p7zip is a great alternative to 7-Zip, some don't.

    7-Zip is a graphical program and p7zip is command line only

    Negative comment almost 5 years ago
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    It uses the same engine and compression of 7zip, so if you care more about that than the GUI, this is the best.

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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  6. Ark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    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).

    Most users think Ark is a great alternative to 7-Zip.
  7. NanaZip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    NanaZip vs 7-Zip opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    Eyji

    Simpler interface and better Windows integration, with a working context menu for Windows 11

    Positive comment 2 months ago
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  8. Xarchiver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    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.

  9. 7-Zip ZS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    7-Zip with support for Zstandard, Brotli, Lz4, Lz5 and Lizard Compression. Open source under LGPL-2.1 license.

  10. Engrampa

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    A file archiver for MATE, based on File Roller from GNOME 2

    http://www.mate-desktop.org/.

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