PeaZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,488,281
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,686
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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PeaZip is a free tool for creating and opening ZIP files quickly and easily. PeaZip can read RAR files, but it cannot write them, the one missing archive format we wish PeaZip could support.

We found PeaZip's interface to be well-designed and user-friendly. Once installed, the right mouse button brings up the traditional Explorer menu with basic PeaZip capabilities added to it. The default settings for most PeaZip operations will be adequate for most users. In addition to invoking the menu, you can also drag files over the PeaZip desktop icon to archive them, or drag an archive over the icon to uncompress it. Options can be selected to do pretty much any task you'd want to perform with an archiving utility, including adding encryption and optimizing compression formulae.

In operation PeaZip was not noticeably faster or slower than the latest WinZIP version, but PeaZip is free and easier to use for non-hardcore users that don't work with RAR files. Like many Windows users, we have several compression tools installed, and we found we kept returning to PeaZip for its simplicity and common sense defaults. A useful addition to any Windows system.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

""options->system integration" trojan warning comodo."

June 15, 2015  |  By nonexist

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.0.1

Pros

All security software says peazip clean but when I click "options->system integration" trojan warning appeared from comodo. It needs an explanation from programmer.

Cons

All security software says peazip clean but when I click "options->system integration" trojan warning appeared from comodo. It needs an explanation from programmer.

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5 stars

"does what I need thank you"

February 07, 2015  |  By franwill2

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.5.3

Pros

everything doing great

Cons

everything doing great

Summary

have no problems works great

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5 stars

"ONLY FREE UNIVERSAL EXTRACTOR !"

January 18, 2015  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.5.2

Pros

FANTASTIC! It is universal extractor. Over 150 file types supported :) IT securely deletes any file, This package contains only free (freeware), Open Source software under OSI definition, and it does NOT contain ANY UGLY ADWARE! PLUS, is super easy!

Cons

Technically it cannot WRITE RAR files. Since it can securely (protect by passwords) archive to any OTHER format, I have no need for WRITING RAR files.. I have NO CONS.

Summary

WELL WORTH THE INSTALLATION ! SHOULD have been rated 5 stars by CNET :( Hopefully they will re-evaluate.

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3 stars

"Confusing to use"

December 09, 2014  |  By rholley13

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.5.1

Pros

Free and does what it's supposed to do once I figured out accidentally what to do.

Cons

I wasted 45 minutes of my life today trying to figure out how to add files to a new archive. I looked at the help files that talked about a menu to do this and explained all the options. Nowhere did the help file say that the menu was available by right clicking. I double checked this before writing this review. Once I accidentally figured this out, everything was fine.

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5 stars

"Excellent program"

November 09, 2014  |  By ryanmDiz21

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.5.0

Pros

I've tried a lot of programs similar to PeaZip, and PeaZip is the best I've found. No malware, no adware. Just a great program. And it's free

Cons

None. This program is great

Summary

I'm glad I found this program. Very quick in extracting. Just a great all-around program

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4 stars

"Actually quite good"

May 29, 2014  |  By the_tgp1994

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.3.1

Pros

More frequently updated than 7-Zip, nice interface, limited "gotcha-ware" in the installer

Cons

Extraction process is not as detailed as, say, 7-Zip. You don't get any information on how fast it's working, just a tiny progress bar at the bottom of the window.

Summary

I'm a big 7-Zip fan (I know I keep going back to it), but it's just disappointing to me how long it has been since the author has released a stable version. I'm willing to put my support behind PeaZip now.

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4 stars

"Pea size zip program"

January 19, 2014  |  By Leiaj64

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.2.1

Pros

Easy to use. Small and unobtrusive.. No conflicts with other programs. Multiple zip options.

Cons

None yet, I have understood the directions!

Summary

Love this little pea sized program that functions like a big program without the cost nor the learning factor.

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4 stars

"Great so far, it's free too!"

December 01, 2013  |  By tomysshadow

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1

Pros

Love how many extensions it supports, opens RAR files from XP cleanly. Integrates nicely into Win7

Cons

Writing RAR would indeed be nice but there are already converters for it anyhow

Summary

CNET's rating is fair and this a nice find for someone who needed to open a large RAR file. Thanks PeaZip!

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1 stars

"Version 5.2 has malware"

November 30, 2013  |  By MisterNeutron

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1

Pros

None - scrubbed it immediately

Cons

Both Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes find malware in the version 5.2 installer, including a password stealer.

Summary

Avoid at all costs!

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4 stars

"Designed to zip and unzip files."

October 24, 2013  |  By John PIlge

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1

Pros

It works well. Has the added features to email the ziped file and to unpack in a separate folder.

Cons

It supports other formats but has limited instructions on how to use that function. The instructions are online.

Summary

Very useful for simple unzips.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.7.0

BACKEND:

  • (Linux) Added read only support (list, test, extract) to RAR5 format through RarLab-based unrar-nonfree; due the non-OSI compatible unrar restriction the software is available as separate plugin on Add-Ons page of PeaZip website
  • (Linux) Updated p7zip backend to 9.38.1 beta
  • (Windows) Updated 7z backend to 15.05 beta

CODE:

  • Updated IDE to Lazarus 1.4.0
  • Updated libraries: crc_hash_2014-08-25, util_2015-05-04
  • Various fixes and updates

FILE MANAGER:

  • Improved management of plug-ins
  • In About screen, missing and installed plugin are repported, and it is shown a link for checking plugin and addon online
  • When opening an archive format (ACE, RARv5) requiring a plugin, user is informed if the plugin is missing, and how to download it
  • Information popup is limited to one per plugin type per session
General
Publisher PeaZip
Publisher web site http://www.peazip.org
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 24, 2015
Version 5.7.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.06MB
File Name peazip-5.7.0.WINDOWS.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,488,281
Downloads Last Week 4,686
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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