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Comment by s0me0ne
about PeaZip · Jan 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Finally found my replacement for my combination of 7zip and Izarc

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Comment by Rajliv
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

WinRAR can't extract some archives.
doesn't make a difference wether you're a casual user or not, everybody needs to extract stuff.

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Comment by Rajliv
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

It's funny someone would compare Peazip to WinRAR. WinRAR doesn't even support LZMA

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WinRAR does have a good GUI and performance though I might add (in general).
I've moved to 7z finally...

Comment by thewilson
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Simple enough for my mom, yet based on 7zip and quite technical enough for my uses. Lets you activate file menu items for file splitting, file joining, file shredding, and an easy one to open a cmd prompt in any particular folder you're browsing. Plus its gorgeous looking.. seriously

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Anythoughts

Comment by impossible
about PeaZip and 7-Zip · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam
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PeaZip is not bundle with OpenCandy anymore : http://www.peazip.org/peazip-partnership.html --> "PeaZip no longer comes with any kind of bundled advertising module."

I have install it with default preset and have no crapware.

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

As a casual user myself (at least when it comes to archive utilities :P ), I've only encountered the RAR, Zip, and 7z formats in everyday use. Those three are, by far, the most common formats around. You might have to extract an ISO every now and then, and perhaps even a tar.gz archive. All of which are supported by both WinRAR and PeaZip. Unless you're a developer or something, you're not going to be seeing anything else. And if you're a developer, you sure don't need to be following any of my advice.

For most people, the main difference between PeaZip and WinRAR is the fact that one is open-source, with a pretty GUI. And the other one is proprietary, and rather ugly.

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By default Winrar toolbar is ugly yes but there are many toolbars skins available on the website + you can tweak the registry to use personal icons for extensions. Winrar still has a use when you need to edit a rar without extracting the files. I didn't find an open-source compression utility which is able to do it for now.

Comment by Rajliv
about PeaZip · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Is it any good? I thinkI'll give it a try - seems to have a nice GUI.

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There are better free alternatives

Comment by Hexaae
about PeaZip · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

A bit bulky. I think Bandizip and ZipWare (both free) are better in terms of UI, better drag'n'drop, supported formats, options etc. and are lightweight and compact.
Sometimes PeaZip gives me the impression of a graphical user interface wrapper for hidden command lines beneath.

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It's not an impressiom. You are right about the GUI over the CLI wrapper.

Thanks for the info - PeaZip seemed just slilghtly OFF perfect snappiness to me, but I'd take anyting over the terrible 7zip native GUI. I need to try Bandzip and ZipWare I guess thanks.