PowerArchiver is a fast and easy to use compression utility. PowerArchiver offers an option to use an Explorer-like interface for browsing your hard drive for archives, which also supports shell integration. It supports most popular compressed and encoded formats currently in use.
Read and write support for ZIP, ZIPX, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ISO (ISO9660 and UDF - PRO only), BH, XXE, UUE, yENC, and MIME (Base 64). Read and extract support for: RAR (10% faster than WR 4.x), ARJ, ARC, ACE, MSI, NSIS, CHM, DMG, RPM, CPIO, VHD, XAR, LZMA, SquashFS, CramFS, ZOO, WIM plus ISO (ISO9660 and UDF) disc image formats and much much more...
PowerArchiver 2018 changelog:
Modern/Ribbon GUI - Modern UI option is back! Startup speed has been optimized and now it starts as fast as 1s. Added beautiful new icon pack to be used with Modern UI. Modern UI adapts to the Windows version you have, so it will look different on Windows 7 vs Windows 10.
Optimized Classic UI with full skinning support - Default option is still Classic UI, but now completely reworked for 2018. All newClassic UI is simplified and optimized for maximum startup speed, as well as minimum memory usage. Speed optimizations made PowerArchiver 2018 the fastest PowerArchiver in history – it is up 3x faster than PowerArchiver 2016 and 2017, and even faster than old versions like 2009. You will notice the difference when you start PowerArchiver, it now loads faster than 1s on modern computers (fastest we measured was 0.5s). As the result of optimizations, even shell operations are faster (0.3s) and it also takes 2x less RAM when in use. If you are bored of classic interface, you can use our new skinning system to get all black look, office dark/white look or any of our 10+ available skins that add a bit of color to classic interface. There are also 3 options for toolbar icons that can be changed independently from skins. More skins are showcased here.
New ZIP engine, stronger with unlimited core/thread support - Reworked the ZIP engine, which now includes strongest zip compression possible, supported by official Windows 7/8/10 zip tools (standard deflate codec). Up to 7%-8% better compression than before while maintaining full compatibility with every single ZIP utility on the market. New engine will use all of your cpu threads available and is multi-core threaded by block, not file, so even single file will be sped up considerably. This gives it maximum speed possible with new 16-24 thread processors. Previous engine is now at Fast and Fastest speed levels, with speed also improved up to 2x on large files. Compared to the competition, it is faster than WinZIP at similar compression levels, and much stronger than WinRAR.
Internal, fully independent PDF Viewer - Built in PDF viewer has been a #2 requested feature ever since Microsoft started changing things in Windows 8, when it comes to reading PDFs inside PowerArchiver. Added a special internal PDF viewer that is fast and allows you to view and print PDFs without any additional pdf tools installed. Quick and efficient, all that you need for PDF viewing and printing.
Multiple tabs support - PowerArchiver 2018 has multiple tabs support for opening several archives in the same interface. This enables easy copy and pasting between the archives, and lets us minimize your memory usage significantly. By the default, when you open multiple archives, they will be all automatically added to the tabs of same PowerArchiver interface.
Improved the Advanced Codec Pack (.pa) - Best and strongest compression format is constantly improved. After the September 2017 update that increased compression for large files, PowerArchiver 2018 brings better mp3 and jpeg codecs. Try the PA format for yourself and see how much better it is than zip, zipx, rar and 7z. Advanced Codec Pack (.pa) has special codecs for docx, pdf, mp3, jpeg, exe, text and many other file types, that will automatically give you better compression than anything else on the market. It will also do block based file deduplication and provides strongest security currently available in archivers, with BWTS + 256 bit AES encryption, using FIPS 140-2 validated encryption components.
Release Notes - PowerArchiver 8.00.48:
- [PA-1713] - .pa format: lepton and lepton2 update
- [PA-1714] - .pa format: add rep1 to the wav compression step
- [PA-1718] - config: skin listing has & in name
- [PA-1692] - office icons shown twice in config: interface skin selection
- [PA-1693] - first config screen text cut off
- [PA-1698] - Unknown Button in customize classic toolbar menu
- [PA-1702] - Pasting in explorer mode via CTRL + V pastes twice
- [PA-1704] - modern toolbar: changing option in config, PA restarts in classic toolbar
- [PA-1705] - PA resets to Classic with Office icons every time config options are changed and OK’d in Modern interface
- [PA-1706] - Highlight Archives color is always white
- [PA-1709] - Modern Toolbar is cut off in Windows 7/8 when starting PA maximized
- [PA-1710] - Find Archives progress text does not appear correctly
- [PA-1711] - Password policies length goes into negatives in config settings
- [PA-1712] - Modern ribbon APPDATE information creates folder with bad name
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