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

    • A windows GUI for creating self-extracting (*.exe) files from 7zip archives (*.7z).

      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.3, released on December 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Put an end to format confusion with a click! ZIP, RAR, TAR, CAB and many more - Ashampoo ZIP opens your files fast and reliably and reassembles multi-part volumes.


    • pigz, which stands for parallel implementation of gzip, is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • ICEOWS (formally ArjFolder) is written to make compressing and extracting archived files easy.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.20b, released in 2003, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
    • AutoWinRarZip - is an easy to use program that allows you to extract (unRar, unZip) archived files different formats. All you have to do:

      Discontinued

      The website is no longer available.

      • Free
      • Windows
    • Create Zip Files, the free online online zip solution that provides a fast and quality service for all your zipping and unzipping needs.
      • Free
      • Online
    • StuffIt is the right tool for people who just need very basic compression and expansion features.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • BreeZip is a free tool to "unarchive" many different kinds of archive files - an alternative to winrar free on Windows 10.
    • BreeZip is a free tool to "unarchive" many different kinds of archive files.
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      • Free
      • Windows
    • Use MacZip is new way of work efficiently.
      Extraction formats supported: 7Z, ZIP, RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ, LZIP, ACE, ISO, CAB, PAX, JAR, AR, CPIO and more.
      • Freemium
      • Mac