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Open Source WinZip Alternatives

The best open source alternative to WinZip is 7-Zip. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 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, p7zip, FreeArc and NanaZip.

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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    7-Zip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    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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    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.
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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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    p7zip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    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.
    • FreeArc icon

      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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      FreeAec in Gnu/Linux
    • NanaZip icon

      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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      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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      • Xarchiver icon

        Xarchiver

        • Linux
        • BSD
        • Xfce
        88 alternatives to Xarchiver 

        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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        1.  LightweightXarchiver consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      • 7-Zip ZS icon

        7-Zip ZS

        104 alternatives to 7-Zip ZS 

        7-Zip with support for Zstandard, Brotli, Lz4, Lz5 and Lizard Compression. Open source under LGPL-2.1 license.

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        ZStandard Support
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        Engrampa

        • Linux
        • Xfce
        91 alternatives to Engrampa 

        A file archiver for MATE, based on File Roller from GNOME 2

        http://www.mate-desktop.org/.

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