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

    • WinUHA - powerful GUI (Graphical User Interface) for UHARC.
      UHarc (Uwe Herklotz archiver) is a high-compression 386+ DOS and Windows file archiver.

      Discontinued

      The software is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0 RC1, released in February 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free
      • Windows
    • zlib is a software library used for data compression. It is an abstraction of the DEFLATE compression algorithm used in gzip file compression program.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Blackberry


    • Default archive manager for xfce. It can be used in ubuntu with perfect integration on pcman-fm

      Discontinued

      No major update since 2008.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
    • AutoUnpack is a freeware utility that can be used to automatically download, repair, and unpack all RAR-, 7z-, zip-, TS - archives, or splitted files (e.g. *.001).

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.5.2, was released on February 2008, but it can still be downloaded from Wayback Machine.

      • Free
      • Windows
    • Unzip Online is a free online tool that allows you to unzip files and optionally convert them to widely supported ZIP format.
      • Free
      • Online
    • An archiving tool for the Haiku operating system.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Haiku
    • SecureZIP® is an enterprise-grade, flexible encryption solution that enables organizations of all kinds to implement persistent data protection while gaining visibility into...
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Self-Hosted
    • GUI compressed file manipulation for Mac, works with most common formats: 7z, ZIP, RAR and others.

      Warning

      It seems Trend Micro is using this app to perform some user data exfiltration. https://twitter.com/privacyis1st/status/1038867958435639296

      • Free
      • Mac
    • Springy is a simple to use, yet powerful archiving and compression utility for Mac OS X. Springy integrates seamlessly with the Finder and includes some very useful features.

      Discontinued

      Springy is deprecated.

      • Mac
    • Hamster ZIP Archiver is a powerful and modern archival program that allows users to easily compress and open files from any archive.

      Warning

      When uninstalling the program run a Trojan.Win32/Occamy.C. See also https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/57672046438d7e3a2bfa13c6d9c4be9e58530622ab970b02074cf2c3fd1b4043/detection

      • Free
      • Windows