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LZ4 Alternatives

LZ4 is described as 'It features an extremely fast decoder, with speed in multiple GB/s per core, typically reaching RAM speed limits on multi-core systems' and is a File Compressor in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LZ4 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Windows Phone. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LZ4 are 7-Zip ZS, Zstandard, Explzh for Windows and gzip.

LZ4 alternatives are mainly File Compressors but may also be File Archivers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LZ4.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
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  1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

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    Often several times slower.

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  2. 7-Zip ZS icon

    7-Zip ZS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    7-Zip with support for Zstandard, Brotli, Lz4, Lz5 and Lizard Compression. Open source under LGPL-2.1 license.

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    Zstandard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Modern, highly competitive, fast, general purpose file compressor with reasonable compression ratios.

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  4. Explzh for Windows is a file operation tool created with the concept of treating archive files, CD-ROM virtual disk images (ISO-9660 / ISO-13346), and FTP hosts as virtual folders and handling them like an explorer.

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    gzip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    GNU Gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding.

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    PKZIP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PKZIP by PKWARE is the gold standard in data compression. PKZIP provides exceptional performance and ease of use across all enterprise operating systems.

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  7. Google drive open source ZIP EXTRACTOR icon

    Google drive open source ZIP EXTRACTOR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Drive

    ZIP Extractor is a free, open-source application for decompressing ZIP files into Google Drive.

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  8. unp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Terminal
    • Xfce

    is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs

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  9. XZ Utils icon

    XZ Utils

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.

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    zlib

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blackberry

    zlib is a software library used for data compression. It is an abstraction of the DEFLATE compression algorithm used in gzip file compression program. zlib is also a crucial component of many software platforms including Linux, Mac OS X, and iOS.

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