We use Winzip every day for archiving files because most of the files are stored in servers with a less space and protected them from viruses. Sometimes Winzip, Winrar may fail to install or we need to choose another software for archiving multiple files. There are more alternative software, but these are my top 10 Winzip alternatives.
- 7 Zip
7 Zip is one of my favorite software for zipping files as it is a free tool works very fast. 7 Zip is an alternative software against Winrar or Winzip even with other software, but my favorite was 7 Zip because it can compress with a higher ratio of Gzip formats. 7Zip archive formats are boosts that also offers a 7z.&zip uses LZMA andLZMA2 compression that makes 40% higher compression ratio with more dictionary sizes. 7 Zip proves at a Glance it has a little bit O magic.
There are several menus that allows within the extracted files. The main toolbar contains most useful features that can store folders history and 7 Zip integrates with the Windows Explorer. The source code is used GNU/ GPL license while the Unrar code is under a mixed GNU+LGPL restrictions.
We can easily convert zip/unzip formats into 7z, ZIP, GZIP, RAR, TAR and WIM.
Free Archiver is one of the great tool that is offered as free with very professional high tools. Free Archiver is another great tool with very professional interface. It supports tons of formats, including 7z, b1, zip, rar, arj, xpi, jar, txz and many more. Best of all, it offers both desktop and online tools. You can either download desktop tool to compress/decompress files offline or use the online Archiver to compress/decompress files online without downloading a software.
Online Archiver is specially handy when you are not allowed to download softwares on a PC due to restrictions (like, work PC). Although, it is free but it does offer some Adware during the installation. So be careful and make sure you decline all the offers if you don’t need them
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3. Extract Now
Extract now is a free Archiver that allows multiple archives at once, but not for full archival solution. Some of the features are as follows:
- Supports most formats that are been used by us.
- Multi-language with user display help.
- Extracts Internet Directories automatically by monitoring them from time to time.
- It can find correct password automatically from password lists.
- It controls automatically after the extraction.
TUGZip is an award winning free archiver tool for Windows that support a lot of file format to compress them. It supports a wide range of encoded, disc images and compressed files. Some of the features are as follows.
It can repair corrupted ZIP and SQX archives.
External plugins are supported, BIN, ISO, Image, Disc Images, C2D files are too supported.
It can create Zip, 7 ZIP, Tar, SQX, TBZ, CAB, JAR, BH, BZ2.
It can extract Multiple archives at once.
It updates automatically for the latest version.
5. Hamster Free Zip Archiver
Hamstersoft has developed hamster free zip archive software that is compatible to work with Winrar, Winzip, 7zip. It has been improved from the past performance suggested using in home and office as it is indispensable for everyday.
Jzip is an free alternative to the Winrar based on 7zip software. It supports major formats of zip, Rar, 7 Zip, Tar Files. for opening and creating files. Jzip is useful for opening and extracting files from ISO and Rar files.
The software is more powerful and reliable to extract files in home and office usage. It is more improved from the past and fast compression engine. It’s easy to create any zip compatible files and unzip files archive.
Bandizip is an all in one free lightweight zip Archiver, it works very fast for extracting files from drag and drop system, with multi-core compression. It can handle several types of compressions, 7zip, Zip, Rar and so on. It can be installed on Windows 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.
8. Simple Unrar
Simple Unrar is free software that can extract RAR files with simple clicks. It is a light weight software and easy to use as it doesn’t need to install in PC or Android or laptops. It can easily handle big archive sizes too. It comes with a simple text that explain clearly how to open Rar files b using Simple Unrar.
9. Zip Extractor
Zip Extractor is Chrome Extension that will allow you to extract files that are downloaded using Chrome or other browsers. This is a good tool for web-developers as it allows to extract within files and upload or download using the browser tools is good for making faster process like uploading and downloading files.
Peazip is a free alternative to Winzip for extracting files as it is faster than other software, supports more than 180 plus archive formats, 001,, ARJ, DMG, LHA, R01, UDF,ISO, RAR/RAR5, R01, ZIPX5. It also compress several files TAR, PX, WIM, XZ, GZ, PEA, PAQ and ZIP format.