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November 08, 2011
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Editors' review

If you're looking for one tool that can handle a myriad of compression methods, from RAR and ZIP to TAR and TGZ and nearly 30 other formats, ALZip just might be for you. In fact, archive format support is ALZip's forte. It'll even open ISO and other CD images. All the usual archive application options are here, as well: context menu additions, password protections, virus scanner integration, and assistance in creating self-extracting archives.

The interface looks modern and is well-designed, with archive contents displayed as icons, in a list or in a detailed spreadsheet-style grid. There are 14 criteria by which you can sort files, the program supports 21 languages, there's a test function to make sure the archive works, and you can save in eight formats. We also like the bird-egg icons--a small touch, to be sure, but they show that aesthetics are still important, even in freeware.

This program leaves a slightly larger footprint than WinZip, but since we're talking about a difference of 2MB we think it's worth giving ALZip a chance to fly.

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    out of 187 votes

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    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 12
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  • 5 stars

    "ONE OF THE BEST!! Works GREAT on Windows 8.1 64bit!!!!"

    September 04, 2014   |   By Stryider

    Version: ALZip 8.51


    Works Great! I am a ITT for over 20+ yrs. This IS one of the best archiving and compression programs out there to day! Easy to use and FAST!! You can't go wrong with this program. Just take your time and read as your installing the program and you wont have any problems.


    ...Other then the bad ratings some people are posting.


    Check out the Website. You can get the program for 100% Free (Yes I 100% FREE)

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Program Ever"

    September 07, 2012   |   By DeimosSobek

    Version: ALZip 8.51


    There is just nothing like it.


    A few if you are a power user, and none if you are just a normal user.

    Other than that... The EGG format is a little slow but does have the BEST compression. I wouldn't use it on small files < 1GB, however anything > 4GB I would recommend it if you NEED space on your hard drive.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent priduct"

    April 02, 2012   |   By littlegold

    Version: ALZip 8.51


    Fast and reliable


    None for an average user


    Try it for yourself and decide.

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  • 1 stars

    "Old Versions Good -- new is worse than a virus!"

    November 30, 2011   |   By BlackJar72

    Version: ALZip 8.51


    Zips and unzips lot of formats and is easy to use.


    It associates itself with *.jar files (Java archives) and opens them -- these are supposed to be opened as run by the Java virtual machine as executables. Thus, it breaks Java and all Java programs!!! Worse, changing its options doesn't work -- take jar of the list, then go back, and its still / back on it! It keeps doing this and keeps breaking Java. I uninstalled it after one use.

    Another major problem is with the manufacturer -- they sell registrations, taking your money, but don't actually give the registration code -- thus, they steal from you, taking your money and not letting you register the software!


    This program ruins computers -- I seriously don't see it as any better than installing a virus, since, like a virus it ruins your computers operation. Don't install this program, keep it away from your computer. And whatever you do, don't pay money for it!!!!!

    I give it half a star only because CNet wouldn't let me give it zero (or less).

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