Alternatives to WinRAR for Windows with any license

  • 7-Zip

    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. The main features of 7-Zip High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression ...

    • It doesn't associate the files that it works with in the windows shell with the program automatically, you have to open the files with the program by right clicking and selecting "open with 7zip". Guest • Nov 2019 • 1 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Higher compression (LZMA2), Better encryption (AES-256), optional configurator for icons. Guest • Oct 2019 • 12 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is free, works very good and open more kind of files williambrownMar 2018 • 21 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 7-Zip is highly efficient, open source archiver. KuboFHromoslavMay 2017 • 31 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 7-Zip is much faster than winrar and has better compression. God bless 7-zip!!! Guest • Dec 2016 • 21 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does the same things but does better Guest • 14 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Free and 7zip ultra compression replacing propietary RAR Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • fast and free, open source too! Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • ite free nice alternative for winrar Guest • Apr 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nice simple, supports a lot of file types. It even supports old OSes. Guest • Feb 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FOSS and and no annoying popups ! Guest • Jan 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Eventually .7z will be the replacement since it's has a better compression algorithm InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 • 20 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free and open source, powerful, and with great support for different file formats. Guest • Jun 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Faster and lighter compression software. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it's free and have 7z algorithm. Guest • Aug 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • PeaZip

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

    • 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 Guest • Sep 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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... classic57Feb 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I think the extract time faster than winrar, also support many file extensions. One of the lightest file manager & archiver that I use. rickysantosoJul 2018 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is fast, has many file extensions and always updated. don1Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Bandizip

    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...

    • Fast, modern, with cool features and FREE! Highly reccomended! yarkoDec 2018 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tottaly free, support basically every type of compressed file, is customizable, multi language, always updating, and have other cool things to help you Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • WinZip

    The world's best file compressor in the world. Start saving your time with the world's #1 compression software. Zip, protect, manage and share all your files...

    • similar and friendly interface.. cool! Guest • Jan 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The most similar interface to WinRar. Guest • Nov 2019 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • B1 Free Archiver

    B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress...

    • it does not uncompress files more than 500MB Guest • Jul 2015 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet

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  • 7z SFX-Creator

    A simple and easy to use GUI based on 7zip for creating self-extracting archives and self-extracting installers.

    • 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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