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

    • AppCompactor allows you to easily compress applications to decrease size on disk and increase performance when running from slow media, like flash drives.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
    • WinAce is not just another archiving shell.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.69, released in November 2007, can be still downloaded from FileHippo

      • Windows


    • A lightweight and very fast file archiver, where you can add, compress, extract, delete, password protect, and blazing fast search all your files.
    • ezyZip is a file compression tool that lets you zip files into an archive. It also supports unzip, allowing you to uncompress archived zip files.
    • Bitser is free Windows zip software for managing archives and backups.
    • If the command line is not your thing - heres a GUI front-end for unrar. Drag-and-Drop extraction. Built-in par2 recovery. Written by Peter Noriega.
      • Free
      • Mac
    • Bandizip X is an easy-to-use, reliable and fast zip unarchiver.
    • PKZIP by PKWARE is the gold standard in data compression. PKZIP provides exceptional performance and ease of use across all enterprise operating systems.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • KGB Archiver is the compression tool with an unbelievably high compression rate.

      Discontinued

      Software no longer updated since 2 years ago. Site domain is on sale.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • A small software utility that enables you to easily create RAR archives.

      Discontinued

      The Reflections Visual Multimedia website is down but last version of SimplyRar, 1.0.8, released in November 2008, can be still downloaded from MacUpdate.

      • Free
      • Mac