PeaZip 4.3

PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager. It's freeware and free of charge for any use.

PeaZip can extract most of archive formats both from Windows and Unix worlds, ranging from mainstream 7Z, RAR, TAR and ZIP to experimental ones like PAQ/LPAQ family, currently the most powerful compressor available.

For archive creation, PeaZip suppors a wide range of compression and encryption standard, from fastes to most powerful ones, and allows to export job definition as scripts to bridge the gap between GUI and console applications, and let the user pick the best of the two worlds.

PeaZip has secure deletion feature, can verify file checksum and hash, and supports multiple strong encryption standards, optionally using two factor authentication (password and keyfile) for increased security:

  • 7Z's AES256 encryption
  • ZIP WinZip's AE encryption based on AES256 (and ZipCrypto for legacy compatibility); can decrypt PKZip's AES encryption
  • FreeARC's ARC: AES256, Blowfish, Twofish256 and Serpent256 - this format is also capable to generate recovery records to protect data against corruption
  • PEA: AES256 EAX authenticated encryption

Download: PeaZip 4.3 Setup | (4.4 MB) Freeware
Download: PeaZip 4.3 Portable | (6.7 MB)
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KomaWeiss said,
and how is this any better than 7zip, or winRAR?

This is free, WinRAR isn't. This is better looking than 7-zip (imo) and has a consistent Windows/Linux UI. More choice is good.

ZakO said,

This is free, WinRAR isn't. This is better looking than 7-zip (imo) and has a consistent Windows/Linux UI. More choice is good.

I really don't need better looking as all I do is right click on the zip/rar file and select "extract to." I cannot remember the last time I have ever used the application interface of any zip/rar application.

briangw said,

I really don't need better looking as all I do is right click on the zip/rar file and select "extract to." I cannot remember the last time I have ever used the application interface of any zip/rar application.


I don't need better looking either (I use 7-zip), but like I said, choice is good. Some people do want a better looking UI. Different people have different tastes/needs.

ZakO said,

I don't need better looking either (I use 7-zip), but like I said, choice is good. Some people do want a better looking UI. Different people have different tastes/needs.

There's a place for UI improvements, definitely, but no real innovation has taken place in compression software in a while. Even one of the longest players (PKWare--yeah, they're still around) hasn't done much more than throw in a ribbon UI. OS integration is identical across the board.

I don't really ENJOY thinking that a market has plateaued and there's no further improvement possible (except in terms of algorithms and compression quality), but zip/rar/7z/etc management isn't FAILING to do anything we ask of it.

I mean, what features are there left to do...? Maybe one-step conversion of types, or something. Have a zip/rar/7z and want to convert it to zip/rar/7z without having to extract it first? Solved. Want to take an existing zip and split it without having to extract and create a new archive manually? Solved.

But for all I know these tools already exist in one of these programs somewhere. I just know they aren't in 7zip. *shrug*

One innovative thing in PeaZip GUI is that, before confirm compress or extract, you see the selection files you are working on in a true file manager, AFAIK only in WinRar you have something similar but much more limited, and hidden somewhere in some tab.
It is quite useful to double check or, for instance, if you have to add stuff from multiple folders, that is a real pain with other applications of this kind.
There are other useful tools I miss in some or most of the other mainstream file archivers, like secure delete, find duplicate files, encrypted password manager (WinRar's password manager saves passwords in plain text in Windows registry) and archive conversion.
Having all in a single tool is good for me, but of course this is just the way I use the application.
Probably for users who primarily use Windows menus most of the GUI features are not important, and ones not usually using encryption probably would not care of password manager... but anyway choice is good.