WinAce Alternatives

    WinAce is described as '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' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WinAce 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 WinAce are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Freemium), Bandizip (Freemium) and The Unarchiver (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 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
      • Linux
      • Android
      • 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. 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. 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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    5. 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.
    6. 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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    7. IZArc is the best freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ...

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    8. PowerArchiver is a 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      A file archiver for MATE, based on File Roller from GNOME 2 http://www.mate-desktop.org/.
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