The Best Open Source WinRAR AlternativesTop File Archivers & File Compressors like WinRAR
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
- - 7-Zip is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to WinRAR.
- - 7-Zip is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to WinRAR.
Comments about 7-Zip as a Alternative to WinRAR
7-Zip "Ultra" mode has better compression than WinRAR's "Best" mode. Also, it's Free and Open Source whereas WinRAR is proprietary.1
Free software, unlike WinRAR!1
Open-source. Huge eyes-on code audience. Much, much simpler for new users.0
does not override windows explorer zip multi platform supports many archive and compression types0
It is free and Open Source!1
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.
Comments about PeaZip as a Alternative to WinRAR
It is fast, has many file extensions and always updated.2
I think the extract time faster than winrar, also support many file extensions. One of the lightest file manager & archiver that I use.1
I've been using PeaZip for about 8 years and during that time I've found it to be rock-solid. I've tried 7Zip and a few others during that time but keep coming back to PeaZip. On installation, PeaZip is vastly customizable and covers all the major archive formats that most people are going to use...0
Its basically a de-uglified 7-zip, support various compression formats and has its own compression format PEA (pack encrypt and autenticate) the only cons it has are 1. it takes longer than other apps to open (its not the compression time thats slow its the app opening) 2.it sometimes gives you an error when extracting files and 3. you have to delete ALL of its related files in regedit otherwise it will still be classified as an option to open archived files even after deleting-1
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.
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.
Comments about File Roller as a Alternative to WinRAR
Capable of almost nothing, and certainly does not offer the feature range of winrar.0
Can't even extract multi-part archives. Can't show CRC or anything at all. Suprised this poor app has that high votes.7
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
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, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.
The last update is from 2016.
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Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with the GTK+2 toolkit. It was developed with a simple GUI which that could be used with any desktop environment and would operate using the command line rather than API calls.
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