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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.0, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet

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    Free Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest alpha version from August 2012 -
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    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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained.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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PowerArchiver Comments

Comment by sesam
about PowerArchiver · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.