Archive Utility Alternatives

    Archive Utility is described as 'is the file compression utility provided with the MacOS. Supporting ZIP, GZIP, and BZIP2 for expansion and CPGZ, CPIO, and ZIP formats for compression. It can be accessed via a special dropdown menu and selecting "Compress (filename)' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Archive Utility for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Archive Utility are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Freemium), Bandizip (Freemium) and Keka (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2021

    1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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    2. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
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      WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
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    3. Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features.
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    4. Keka is a free file archiver for macOS.
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    5. The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2.
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    6. 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.
    7. 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

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    8. 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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    9. 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.
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