pigz Alternatives

    pigz is described as ', which stands for parallel implementation of gzip, is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to pigz for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, ReactOS and Android. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like pigz are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Freemium), IZArc (Free) and 7-Zip ZS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • BSD
      • ReactOS
      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. Zip Utility - NEWS since - "Version 4.2 = NO MORE ADWARE. IZARC INSTALLER IS COMPLETELY ADWARE FREE" No bundleware that is showing in description.

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    4. A fork of 7-Zip with support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5 and Zstandard.
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    5. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • ReactOS
      The world's best file compressor in the world. Start saving your time with the world's #1 compression software. Zip, protect, manage and share all your files quickly and easily.
    6. File archive tool that integrates with Windows Explorer.
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      • 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.
      • 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. Decompress ZIP files to Google Drive ZIP Extractor allows you to unzip (extract or decompress) files in Google Drive.
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