Open Source WinZip Alternatives

    The best open source 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 many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WinZip are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), Keka (Free, Open Source), File Roller (Free, Open Source) and p7zip (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 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

    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 almost 2 years ago


    3. Keka is a free file archiver for macOS.
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    4. 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.
    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      A file archiver for MATE, based on File Roller from GNOME 2
    9. A simple and easy to use GUI based on 7zip for creating self-extracting archives and self-extracting installers.


      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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