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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 a File Archiver in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to WinAce 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 WinAce are PeaZip, WinRAR, Bandizip and The Unarchiver.

WinAce alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinAce.
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  1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

    ⚫︎ Lightweight7-Zip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-free7-Zip doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Portable7-Zip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer Extension7-Zip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Works Offline7-Zip can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Encrypted Backup7-Zip uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    PeaZip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionPeaZip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationPeaZip supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ PortablePeaZip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    WinRAR

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • ReactOS

    With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!

    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionWinRAR has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionBandizip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBandizip doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    The Unarchiver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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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    FreeArc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableFreeArc can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

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    File Roller

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME

    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.

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    NanaZip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NanaZip is an open source file archiver intended for the modern Windows experience, forked from the source code of well-known open source file archiver 7-Zip 21.03.

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    7-Zip ZS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    7-Zip with support for Zstandard, Brotli, Lz4, Lz5 and Lizard Compression. Open source under LGPL-2.1 license.

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    IZArc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Zip Utility - NEWS since - "Version 4.2 = NO MORE ADWARE. IZARC INSTALLER IS COMPLETELY ADWARE FREE" No bundleware that is showing in description.

    ⚫︎ Built-in viewerIZArc shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionIZArc can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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