Winzip free alternative – PeaZip

PeaZip is a simple to use file and archive manager which supports creating and extracting most popular compression file formats including ZIP, TAR, 7Z, etc. It has a user friendly interface and is dead easy to operate, you can finish compressing/decompressing task with a few clicks. PeaZip is free for anyone and supports Windows XP/Windows 7/Linux, this makes it an alternative to WinZip / WinRAR.

free alternative to Winzip and Winrar- PeaZip

PeaZip is as good as those ones with price tags attached, once installed, it’s integrated with Windows Explorer, you could open archive file or add files/folders to archive via the right button context menu, the user interface is straightforward and self-explanatory, it’s a piece of cake to operate it for both novice users and experienced users, I feel like such a fool for not using it before.


  • Portable version available.
  • Supports AES256 encryption.
  • Supports read 118 file extensions: 7z, bz, bz2, bzip2, tbz2, tbz, gz, gzip, tgz, tpz, tar, zip, z01, smzip, arj, cab, chm, chi, chq, chw, hxs, hxi, hxr, hxq, hxw, lit, cpio, deb, lzh, lha, rar, r01, 00, rpm, z, taz, tz, iso, jar, ear, war, lha, pet, pup, pak, pk3, pk4, slp, [Content], xpi, wim, u3p, lzma86, lzma, udf, xar, dmg, hfs, part1, split, swm, tpz, kmz, xz, txz, vhd, mslz, apm, mbr, fat, ntfs, exe, dll, sys, msi, msp, ods, ots, odm, oth, oxt, odb, odf, odg, otg, odp, otp, odt, ott, gnm, doc, dot, xls, xlt, ppt, pps, pot, docx, dotx, xlsx, xltx, swf, flv, quad, balz, zpaq, paq8f, paq8jd, paq8l, paq8o, lpaq1, lpaq5, lpaq8, ace, arc, wrc, 001, pea, cbz, cbr, cba, cb7, cbt.
  • Has build-in multilanguage support: Belarusian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and more.
  • Reliable and flexible.
  • Open source.
  • Allows you to drag and drop files to and from Windows Explorer.

Peazip works on Microsoft Windows 7 / Windows XP / 98/Me/2000/2003/Vista/Server 2008/NT ( supports both 32bit and 64bit system ) and Linux.

Download peazip from CNET.

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