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Free WinZip Alternatives

The best free alternative to WinZip is 7-Zip, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to WinZip and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to WinZip are PeaZip, Bandizip, Keka and The Unarchiver.

WinZip alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinZip.
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  1. 7-Zip icon

    7-Zip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    111 alternatives to 7-Zip 

    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

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

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  2. PeaZip icon

    PeaZip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    96 alternatives to PeaZip 

    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.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionPeaZip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationPeaZip supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  PortablePeaZip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  LightweightPeaZip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    PeaZip vs WinZip opinions
    Most users think PeaZip is a great alternative to WinZip.
    Guest

    Has all features of 7zip and most of features of WinRAR. And it has a GUI.

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    Bandizip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    91 alternatives to 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 of advanced features.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionBandizip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  Command line interfaceBandizip either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  LightweightBandizip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Guest

    Really Strong ! and free On all my computers !

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    Keka

    • Mac
    59 alternatives to Keka 

    Keka is the macOS file archiver.

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    1.  Ad-freeKeka doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Command line interfaceKeka either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    The Unarchiver

    96 alternatives to The Unarchiver 

    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. It will also open many older formats, such as StuffIt, DiskDoubler, LZH, ARJ and...

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    p7zip

    • Mac
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    89 alternatives to p7zip 

    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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    1.  Command line interfacep7zip either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      FreeArc

      • Windows
      • Linux
      84 alternatives to FreeArc 

      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.

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

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

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      NanaZip

      • Windows
      88 alternatives to NanaZip 

      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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      1.  Ad-freeNanaZip doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    • File Roller icon

      File Roller

      • Linux
      • GNOME
      87 alternatives to File Roller 

      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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      1.  Ad-freeFile Roller doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      2.  LightweightFile Roller consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      • Ark icon

        Ark

        • Linux
        • KDE
        32 alternatives to Ark 

        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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        1.  LightweightArk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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