Bandizip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.03
  • Total Downloads:
    42,142
  • Date Added:
    November 20, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    165
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

+

A good zip utility is among the most recommended Windows accessories, even though Windows packs a pretty good one itself. But so many free third-party zip tools outperform the built-in Windows tool that it'd be a shame not to take advantage of them. The best we've tried integrate themselves into Windows and show up in right-click menus, offer fast and powerful compression and encryption, and handle a wide range of file types. We recently tried BandiZip, which does most of what the other free zip tools do as well as offering ultra-fast archiving. Its proprietary compression technology skips those files that don't compress well and sometimes leave larger files when compressed, like many media files, which dramatically speeds archive creation. Also, it doesn't extract files to a Temp folder and then copy them to the destination; it extracts files directly to the destination, although you can designate a temporary folder if you prefer to use that method.

BandiZip's options let us not only integrate the program with right-click menus in Explorer but also choose which elements we wanted to add to menus, enable cascading menus, and other options. We quickly zipped and unzipped a variety of files and folders using several of BandiZip's methods, including automatic extraction and the Preview Archive feature, which lets users see an archive's contents before opening it, both in the context menu and in the program's main interface--a plain dialog that is all business. Next we tried something harder, a mix of documents, media files, and programs. Once again, BandiZip compressed the contents with blazing speed. We tried compressing only media files, which took a bit longer, but not much. We could add files to archives for both BandiZip and 7-Zip, compress files to one archive or separate archives, extract files to various destinations or open them in BandiZip, and other choices. We opened the Settings dialog, which let us configure BandiZip's compression methods, context menu entries, file associations, and more. Under the Miscellaneous tab, we could designate a temporary folder directory or change the interface language. The Help file is illustrated with clear screen shots.

Our unscientific test methodology returned these results about BandiZip: "Gee, that sure seems fast!" We have no complaints about BandiZip's performance and no problem recommending it as a default zip tool for Windows.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 17

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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...

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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......

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 17

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Bandizip
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
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, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.43MB
File Name BANDIZIP-SETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 42,142
Downloads Last Week 165
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Bandizip

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK