PowerArchiver Alternatives

    PowerArchiver is described as 'proprietary file archiver for Microsoft Windows. It supports full read-write access to several different archive formats, including ZIP, 7z and Tar. Additionally, read-only (decompression) support includes RAR, ACE and various disk image formats' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PowerArchiver for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PowerArchiver are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Freemium), Bandizip (Freemium) and The Unarchiver (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2021

    1. The Archive Browser is a program that lets you browse the contents of archives, as well as extract them. It will let you open files from inside archives, and lets you preview them using Quick Look.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Zipeg is a universal open source archive extractor that supports ZIP and RAR (among other archiving formats). With just a click you can open a file and see what is inside.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.9.4, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    2. Easily create, open and preview popular archive files like ZIP, RAR, 7z, TGZ and more ( 30+ formats supported ).

      Discontinued

      No support for macOS Sierra. No Update since 13.12.2013 so since 3 years. See https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/entropy/id437151949

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    3. ezyZip is a file compression tool that lets you zip files into an archive. It also supports unzip, allowing you to uncompress archived zip files.
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    4. ArKiwi, formerly known as Archivaldo, is a lightweight and very fast file archiver, where you can add, compress, extract, delete, password protect, and blazing fast search all your files. in a compact binary file system called ARA (ArKiwi Resource Archive).
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    5. File archive tool that integrates with Windows Explorer.
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    6. AppCompactor allows you to easily compress applications to decrease size on disk and increase performance when running from slow media, like flash drives. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can work with your apps anywhere.
    7. Bandizip X is an easy-to-use, reliable and fast zip unarchiver. This unarchiving program can unpack most popular compression formats created by WinZip (.zip), WinRAR (.rar), 7Zip (.7z) and more.
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      • Windows
      WinAce is not just another archiving shell. With it's own powerful compression format ACE and built-in support for other popular compression types like ZIP, RAR and MS-CAB (to name a few), WinAce could actually become the only archiver you need.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.69, released in November 2007, can be still downloaded from FileHippo

    8. Bitser is free Windows zip software for managing archives and backups. It supports ZIP, ZIPX, 7Z, RAR, ISO, MSI, VHD, GZIP, BZIP2,TAR, LZMA, LZMA2, NTFS, FAT, MBR, SquashFS, CramFS, MSLZ, CAB, CPIO, DEB, LZH, NSIS, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR, XZ, Z.
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