Alternatives to Ark for all platforms with any license


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  • PeaZip icon


    PeaZip is a free and open-source file manager and file archiver for Windows, Linux and BSD made by Giorgio Tani. It supports its native PEA archive format (featuring...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    The Unarchiver

    The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to...

    Free Open Source Mac

  • File Roller icon

    File Roller

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux GNOME

  • WinZip icon


    WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor. It allows you to easily zip (compress) and unzip (decompress) files, encrypt zipped files, and email zipped files....

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • FreeArc icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest alpha version from August 2012 -
  • p7zip icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD Haiku

  • BetterZip icon


    Extract Only Files You Really Need. Create Archives. Update Archives. Protect Your Data. Open Archives Without Extracting (ZIP, SIT, TAR, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7-Zip...

    Commercial Mac

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    Ashampoo ZIP

    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.

    Freemium Windows

Ark Comments

Ark vs. 7Zip

Comment by Translator5
about Ark and p7zip, 7-Zip · Jan 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

This is really the best 7Zip Alternative for Linux with a easy to use GUI.

I love 7Zip for Windows NT, XP and 7.
But in Linux there is Ark, also there are a lot of other things, just they cant reach the level of Ark.

Did you try PeaZip ? What do you think of it ?

I've no experience with PeaZip.
But i just installed it on my Min 17.3, here is my first opinion:

  • Very nice look, top designed!
  • Top for so much translations!
  • The pre-configured directories aren't located to linux mint. (you can handle it yourself, so nothing dramatical)
  • Drag and Drop do not work :'/ or I just didn't get it to work.
    All-In-One: It's good for user which had , if you are a noob without Drag and Drop files, it isn't for you.

But you have to recognize I don't use it main.

Ho, I never used a drag and drop Zip software, might look at it sometime.
I use PeaZip everyday, love it.
Thank you for your review. ^^