Bandizip

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.03
  • Total Downloads:
    43,253
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    554
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Bandizip creates archived files in various formats. It can open and extract these files for you as well.

Pros

Customization options: When you first install Bandizip, a window opens, asking you which file types you'd like to associate with the program. You can make your selections by checking or unchecking the boxes next to the various options, or you can simply go with the defaults that are already set. You can also go back and adjust your choices at any time.

Clean interface: The interface is clear, so you shouldn't have any trouble figuring out how to use the various features available. There is also a good Help file to refer to, if you do have questions or get stuck on something.

Cons

Few bugs: We did encounter a few minor issues during testing, including some unclear instructions for how to encrypt a file. There is a step missing, and without taking that step, you won't be able to enter a password for the selected file. The options didn't automatically show up in the finder's right-click menu, making it a slightly more complicated process to open a compressed file or create a new one with the app.

Bottom Line

Bandizip is a free utility, and it's a powerful option for carrying out all kinds of processes with various compressed file formats. While we did encounter a few minor issues during testing, the program performed well overall, and it offers a nice set of options for customizing your user experience.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very convenient to use"

March 04, 2014  |  By peterungar

 |  Version: Bandizip 3.08

Pros

I have Windows7 32-bit and 64-bit computers. I have PKZIP for Windows and I also tried free zipping and unzipping programs because I found them confusing. Bandizip is the program I found easieat to use. I should say, I zip only when I want to email a small folder so my uses are very simple.

Cons

I have not found a fault in this program.

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5 stars

"An excellent file compression/extraction app."

September 16, 2013  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Bandizip 3.08

Pros

1. Excellent GUI
2. Easy to use for both expert and novice users.
3 Handles all the file compression/decompression I use.
4. Seamless integration into Windows Explorer.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

Ifrr and well worth a try.

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5 stars

"BETTER THAN 7-ZIP AND WINRAR"

July 30, 2013  |  By TheGreg75

 |  Version: Bandizip 3.07

Pros

-Easy to use interface
-can make .zip(x), .7z, .tar .iso and even self-execrating .EXE files
-LIGHTWEIGHT
-CUSTOM icon packs
-HIGH SPEED ARCHIVING
-multi core compression
-file split option
-fast drag and drop
-code changing
-password protection
-delete after compression option
-auto extract option

-FREE!!!

Cons

NONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

Overall, this software is a very great alternative to winRAR and 7-zip. I found it had more options than winRAR for compression, better interface and can easily code the page. AND IT IS 100% FREE!!!!!! I say that is the best file archiving software ever.

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5 stars

"The best archive tool I have ever used."

June 04, 2013  |  By BenderOI

 |  Version: Bandizip 3.05

Pros

- Easy to use.
- Many formats supported.
- "Extract Automatically" in the context menu in combination with turning off the setting for creating a folder.

Cons

None for me.

Summary

The best for now. Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"very useful utility"

May 27, 2013  |  By youssefsoua

 |  Version: Bandizip 3.04

Pros

fast and free

Cons

there is no cons

Summary

better then winrar,7-zip...

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5 stars

"At par with winRAR"

May 16, 2013  |  By Batchoy2

 |  Version: Bandizip 3.04

Pros

-Fast
-Nice GUI
-Easy to operate
-Absolutely free

Cons

None so far.

Summary

A must have app!

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5 stars

"It's too good to be free!"

April 16, 2013  |  By koehlerba

 |  Version: Bandizip 3.01

Pros

Everything works well

Cons

PREVIOUS version had problems - I was ready to give up on Bandzip - but decided to try the latest - and all is well

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3 stars

"Installs only for admin user account"

November 06, 2012  |  By Alan-Toronto

 |  Version: Bandizip 2.07

Pros

Fast, reads and extracts many formats.

Cons

It has a big drawback. It installs only for one user.

In Windows 7, when logged in as administrator user account (good practice when running installers) and install Bandizip, it installs only for the admin user account. When another standard user account on the PC tries to use Bandizip. there is no right-click Bandizip context menu from Windows Explorer. That context menu exists only for the admin account.

Bandizip developers are aware of this and don't see it as a problem. Their forum reply:
"Sorry. Bandizip supports only "current user" and no plan to support "all users".
(It is intended to avoid problems with UAC.)"

This is very strange. Clearly they expect that only Windows admin accounts would want to use this. They really should learn how to install properly for Windows 7 multiple accounts, just like most software.

Summary

This needs to be improved to install properly to PCs with multiple user accounts, as per Microsoft recommendations.

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5 stars

"Probably, the best file compression software!"

April 13, 2012  |  By PHILX

 |  Version: Bandizip 2.03

Pros

I supports most file types, fast, easy to use. You can compress to 7z (7 zip) format, which is the best format.
I have tried 7 Zip, Tugzip, hamster, Izarc, peazip... This one is the best so far.

Cons

none......

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5 stars

"A software that everyone failed to notice"

April 08, 2012  |  By Sreesnp

 |  Version: Bandizip 2.03

Pros

Swift compressing and extracting. Support formats I have never heard in recent times.It does what it is supposed to do.This feature makes it more convenient to use.

Cons

I have no cons to say.

Summary

The software that will never let you looking for an alternative software for compressing and extracting.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.03
Bugs fixed - Failed to extract split ZIP/ZIPX/EXE archives which were compressed by Bandizip and included more than two 4 GB or bigger files.
General
Publisher Bandisoft
Publisher web site http://www.bandisoft.com
Release Date October 17, 2014
Date Added November 20, 2014
Version 5.03
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.43MB
File Name BANDIZIP-SETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,253
Downloads Last Week 554
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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