ExtractNow

ExtractNow


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 421 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.8.2
File Size:
1.93MB
Date Added:
April 01, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
2,145,904
Downloads Last Week:
3,243
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 5.5

Editors' review

Compact, lightweight, and fast, ExtractNow manages to do more with less than other freeware archive utilities: less system resources, less desktop real estate, and less fuss. It can extract most archived files one by one or in batches, including ZIP, 7Z, CAB, TAR, FLV, and many more, including encrypted archives. ExtractNow integrates with Windows Explorer context menus. Recent updates include improved RAR file test mode and extraction.

Pros

Light and fast: At just 1.93MB, ExtractNow wastes no resources on anything unnecessary. When it's set up to your satisfaction, ExtractNow can unzip files with a single click.

Plain but efficient: ExtractNow's user interface is nothing more than a list view with three buttons: Settings, Clear, and Extract. But many options can be configured from a Windows-style tabbed settings dialog, including a Drag-and-Drop Exclusion List, Directory Monitoring, and Passwords.

Help: Help includes an extensive Web-based manual with documentation, screenshots, and more.

Cons

Help button: The Help button is on the Settings dialog, not the main interface, which could be frustrating for some users, though perhaps placing it under Settings will prompt users to explore ExtractNow's options and maybe even answer their questions.

Bottom Line

ExtractNow is about as far from flashy as freeware gets, but it impresses with performance, not a fancy layout. It's a no-nonsense performer that more than holds its own against far more complex programs that somehow don't seem to do more than ExtractNow does.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 421 votes

    • 5 star: 311
    • 4 star: 50
    • 3 star: 9
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 46
  • Current Version:

    4.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 4 stars

    "IT'S NOT MALWARE!!"

    August 07, 2014   |   By Charles Carmichel

    Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

    Pros

    It's not malware!
    It's fast and easy to use.

    Cons

    It can only extract files. It can't create them.

    Summary

    This is not malware. I downloaded this and received zero malware. If you don't believe me, then look it up on the other sites. Those who are slandering both this site and the product really need to get a life. Also, in the area I live in slander is against the law, and people have been fined for it.

    This does come bundled with 4 PUPs, but they are optional. Just click "Decline," or "Skip," to prevent them from installing and doing something bad. Also, most free stuff has something similar. That's what makes it free. Even the famous 7zip has a PUP (and it's very annoying too).

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic program!"

    May 08, 2014   |   By crazylarryusa

    Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

    Pros

    This program does everything I need it to.

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Summary

    I have used this program for several years, it has never let me down.

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