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zlib is described as 'software library used for data compression. It abstraction of the DEFLATE compression algorithm used in gzip file compression program. zlib is also a crucial component of many software platforms including Linux, Mac OS X, and iOS' and is a File Compressor in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to zlib for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like zlib are 7-Zip ZS, LZ4, Explzh for Windows and gzip.

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

    7-Zip

    • Mac
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    • 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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  2. 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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  3. LZ4

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    14 alternatives to LZ4 

    It features an extremely fast decoder, with speed in multiple GB/s per core, typically reaching RAM speed limits on multi-core systems.

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  4. Explzh for Windows icon

    Explzh for Windows

    • Windows
    102 alternatives to Explzh for Windows 

    Explzh for Windows is a file operation tool created with the concept of treating archive files, CD-ROM virtual disk images (ISO-9660 / ISO-13346), and FTP hosts as virtual folders and handling them like an explorer.

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    gzip

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    • BSD
    20 alternatives to gzip 

    GNU Gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding.

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    PKZIP

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    101 alternatives to PKZIP 

    PKZIP by PKWARE is the gold standard in data compression. PKZIP provides exceptional performance and ease of use across all enterprise operating systems.

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    Google drive open source ZIP EXTRACTOR

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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Drive
    101 alternatives to Google drive open source ZIP EXTRACTOR 

    ZIP Extractor is a free, open-source application for decompressing ZIP files into Google Drive.

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    1.  Works OfflineGoogle drive open source ZIP EXTRACTOR can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  AES-256 EncryptionGoogle drive open source ZIP EXTRACTOR has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    3.  PortableGoogle drive open source ZIP EXTRACTOR can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • unp

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      • Linux
      • Terminal
      • Xfce
      101 alternatives to unp 

      is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs

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      XZ Utils

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      • Haiku
      6 alternatives to XZ Utils 

      XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.

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      ZIP Self Extractor Maker

      104 alternatives to ZIP Self Extractor Maker 

      Easy to use ZIP Self Extractor maker with many options - Create self-extracting ZIP executable files.

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