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PeaZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 168 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,532,400
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,591
  • 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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5 stars

"Great little program"

August 13, 2015  |  By zoomie666

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.7.0

Pros

Works well, easy to use.

Cons

None at all that I have found.

Summary

Worth a download. Nice program and free.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.7.2
Updated 7z backend to 15.06, can now extract RAR5 file format; UNRAR5 plugin based on RarLab's implementation is still supported as alternative extraction option.
General
Publisher PeaZip
Publisher web site http://www.peazip.org
Release Date August 30, 2015
Date Added August 30, 2015
Version 5.7.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.37MB
File Name peazip-5.7.2.WINDOWS.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,532,400
Downloads Last Week 9,591
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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