PeaZip is a free archiver and file manager software, a fast and elegant all-purpose free ZIP files utility and free RAR extractor for Windows, Linux, and BSD.
The program freatures a powerful unified GUI that, unlike most of other classic file archivers like i.e. WinZip and WinRar, is natively portable and cross-platform.
PeaZip is based on solid and proven Open Source technology of 7-Zip for handling mainstream archive formats, and other great Open Source tools (FreeARC, PAQ, UPX...) for supporting additional file formats and features, for a total of over 180 file formats supported.
Write (create) 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP files
Read (open, extract) RAR, ACE, ARJ, CAB, DEB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RPM, UDF, ZIPX files and more...
PeaZip is localized in over 30 languages and is capable of handling all most popular archive formats (150+ file types), supporting a wide array of advanced file and archive management features (tabbed browsing, search, bookmarks, thumbnail viewer, hashing, find duplicate files, convert archives, drag and drop extraction...), and it is especially focused on security: strong encryption, two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure data delete.
A distinctive trait of PeaZip is the extremely user-friendly compression/extraction interface, more similar to CD burners GUI rather than to a classic file compressor: this innovative design integrates a full featured file manager component and makes very simple to check/update items set for compression and extraction.
Tasks created in the GUI can be easily saved (and scheduled) as batch scripts, in order to help automate backup/restore operations, or for fine tuning, or for learning purpose, bridging the gap between the ease of use of GUI applications and power and flexibility of console.
Updated to 7z 18.01 backend, updated translations, compiler and crypto library
Support UTF-8 filenames, 7z 15.07, added support for QCOW2, VDI, VMDK formats
Updated backend to 7z 15.05, improved RAR5 support
GUI update, ZPAQ update, can now optionally delete files/archives after archiving/extraction
Secure free space deletion, zero deletion, archive/extract multiple files at once to original path, 177 file types supported
Improved speed, context menu operations, file manager, added support to new archive formats (174 file types supported), various fixes.
Improved recent menu, improved usability, various fixes.
New file manager and theming engine, various fixes and improvements.
Improved file manager, new batch graphic files manager, new functions sidebar, improved mail integration and Windows installer.
Updated Spanish and Galician translations, 171 formats supported (added Windows 8 .appx, AutoCAD .dwfx, .xps, etc)
Updated ZPAQ to 4.04, various fixes and UI improvements
Efficiently queue multiple instances, calculation of password strength and potential compression, improved random password generator, various minor enhancements
Updated translations, added context menus for toggling application bars, minor fixes
Improved as file manager, added recent archives in navigation bar, extended support to 157 archive file formats
Minor fixes, extended support to 153 archive file formats
Improved file and archive manager, save active job definition as batch script and collect saved scripts, work on split files, display properties of files, check for updates, dock the application to screen's sides and corners (Ctrl+Alt+arrow). Optional cascaded menu.