PeaZip is a free Zip / Unzip software, and Rar file extractor and converter, supporting over 150 archive formats. PeaZip is a freeware WinZip and WinRar alternative providing a complete and elegant general purpose file archiver and file manager utility for Windows, Linux, and BSD. Create (and convert to) 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PAQ/ZPAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, self-extracting, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP file formats. Extract (and convert from) RAR, ACE, ARJ, CAB, DEB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RPM, UDF, ZIPX files. The program features a powerful unified cross-platform GUI providing same look and feel under all supported operating systems, and unlike most of other classic archive managers it is natively portable. PeaZip project is based on solid and proven technology of 7-Zip project for handling many mainstream archive formats, and other great Open Source file compression tools (FreeARC, PAQ, UPX) for supporting additional file formats and features, and comes localized in 29 languages. Alongside data compression and de-compression, the file manager component supports search, bookmarks, use of online cloud disk services, batch rename, view and edit images (resize, optimize, convert), verify hash and checksum, find duplicate files, update existing archives, and try to open / analyze custom file types as archives. The application is especially focused on security: strong encryption of archives, optional two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure data deletion, integration with antivirus and anti-malware for scanning compressed files, etc... Tasks created in the GUI can be saved and scheduled as batch scripts, i.e. to help automate backup / restore operations, or for fine tuning tasks using the flexibility of console.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.5.3 introduces new 7z 9.38 beta back-end for handling mainstream archive formats, improves context menu and navigation menu, and enhances address breadcrumb with clickable directory list for each node level.