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    PKZIP Alternatives

    PKZIP is described as 'by PKWARE is the gold standard in data compression. PKZIP provides exceptional performance and ease of use across all enterprise operating systems'. There are more than 100 alternatives to PKZIP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PKZIP are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Paid), Bandizip (Freemium) and Keka (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 2, 2021

    1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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      It can extract multizip files
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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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      With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!
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    3. Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features.
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    4. Keka is the macOS file archiver.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.
    7. 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

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    8. 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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    9. Commander One is dual-pane file manager for OS X created in Swift, which enables you to manage your files in the best possible way.
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