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    PeaZip

    PeaZip is a free and open-source file manager and file archiver for Windows, Linux and BSD made by Giorgio Tani. It supports its native PEA archive format (featuring...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    The Unarchiver

    The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "BOMArchiveHelper.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to...

    Free Open Source Mac

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    File Roller

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux GNOME

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    WinZip

    WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor. It allows you to easily zip (compress) and unzip (decompress) files, encrypt zipped files, and email zipped files....

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • HaoZip icon

    HaoZip

    Haozip is a powerful free archive manager. It can compress and extract archives in 7z, ZIP and TAR formats and can extract RAR, ISO, UDF, ISZ, ACE, UUE, CAB, Bzip2, ARJ...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.0, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • Warning Even if the installer is clean after a VirusTotal scan, the website is reported as malicious by Firefox and Chrome
  • FreeArc icon

    FreeArc

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm
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    B1 Free Archiver

    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android Android Tablet

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 7z SFX-Creator icon

    7z SFX-Creator

    A simple and easy to use GUI based on 7zip for creating self-extracting archives and self-extracting installers.

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last version, 1.3, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Project Hosting.
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    Free Opener

    Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80...

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    p7zip

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD Haiku

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    Universal Viewer

    Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer for wide range of formats. Supported file formats are: Images: all major graphics formats: JPG BMP ICO GIF PNG WMF...

    Freemium Windows

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PowerArchiver Comments

Comment by sesam
about PowerArchiver · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

There are freeware alternatives that functionally do almost everything as the commercial archivers. However for an application I use daily, I'm willing to pay a little to get an overall more enjoyable experience. PowerArchiver has a beautiful looking GUI, it is fast and supports all formats you would expect. And it has a few unique features like an ftp client, burning cd's etc...

Also you get free updates, and the price is affordable, making this what I think is the best commercial archiver.

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