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Ark Alternatives

Ark is described as 'program for viewing, extracting, creating and modifying archives. Ark can handle various archive formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar, 7zip, xz, rpm, cab and deb (support for certain archive formats depend on the appropriate command-line programs being installed)' and is a File Archiver in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ark for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ark are PeaZip, WinRAR, The Unarchiver and File Roller.

Ark alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ark.
This page was last updated May 14, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • KDE

Ark is a program for viewing, extracting, creating and modifying archives. Ark can handle various archive formats such as...

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  1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

  2. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

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    Nice and easy GUI, versatile. No Problems!

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  3. WinRAR

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • ReactOS

    With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!

  4. The Unarchiver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

  5. File Roller

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME

    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.

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    It works: Nice and easy and available virtually on every DE.

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  6. p7zip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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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  7. FreeArc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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

  8. NanaZip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NanaZip is an open source file archiver intended for the modern Windows experience, forked from the source code of well-known open source file archiver 7-Zip 21.03.

  9. B1 Free Archiver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress .b1, zip, rar or .7z archive from your computer directly online.

  10. Xarchiver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    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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