Free WinZip Alternatives

    The best free alternative to WinZip is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WinZip and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to WinZip are WinRAR (Freemium), PeaZip (Free, Open Source), Bandizip (Freemium) and Keka (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021

    1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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      7-Zip vs WinZip opinions
      Almost everyone thinks 7-Zip is a great alternative to WinZip.
      KuboFHromoslav 7-Zip is highly efficient, open source archiver.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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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      Most users think WinRAR is a great alternative to WinZip.

    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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      PeaZip vs WinZip opinions
      Most users think PeaZip is a great alternative to WinZip.
      Has all features of 7zip and most of features of WinRAR. And it has a GUI.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    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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      Really Strong ! and free On all my computers !
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    4. Keka is a free file archiver for macOS.
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    5. 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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    6. 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.
    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.


      Latest alpha version from August 2012 -

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    8. 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.
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    9. Ark is a program for viewing, extracting, creating and modifying archives. Ark can handle various archive formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar, 7zip, xz, rpm, cab and deb (support for certain archive formats depend on the appropriate command-line programs being installed).
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