7-Zip Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is PeaZip, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to 7-Zip so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting 7-Zip alternatives are WinRAR (Freemium), Bandizip (Freemium), WinZip (Paid) and The Unarchiver (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 21, 2021

    • CompactGUI is a standalone GUI to make using the Windows 10 compact.exe function easier to use. This allows games, programs and other folders to be compressed transparently (i.e they can still be used normally) with no performance loss.
    • Explzh for Windows is a file operation tool created with the concept of treating archive files, CD-ROM virtual disk images (ISO-9660 / ISO-13346), and FTP hosts as virtual folders...


    • Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2008

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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • The Archive Browser is a program that lets you browse the contents of archives, as well as extract them.
      • Mac
    • Easily create, open and preview popular archive files like ZIP, RAR, 7z, TGZ and more ( 30+ formats supported ).

      Discontinued

      No support for macOS Sierra. No Update since 13.12.2013 so since 3 years. See https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/entropy/id437151949

      • Mac
    • Archiver (formerly known as Rucksack) is a must-have tool for anyone working with archives. Open all popular archive formats including RAR, StuffIt, 7zip, and of course Zip.
      • Mac
    • GNU Gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • zpaq is a free and open source incremental, journaling command-line archiver for Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Zipeg is a universal open source archive extractor that supports ZIP and RAR (among other archiving formats). With just a click you can open a file and see what is inside.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • TC4Shell is a file archive tool that supports a huge array of archive formats and integrates with Windows Explorer for the utmost simplicity.