PeaZip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 164 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,197,150
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 26, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,125
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Novice-friendly but with features for the expert and free archiving tools rarely cover all those bases, but PeaZip hits a home run.

Operating PeaZip is as easy as dragging files. Drop a ZIP file on the interface and PeaZip goes into decompression mode. Drop a regular file and it opens the archiving screen. Well-labeled buttons and simple functions make both processes quick and painless. Adding files and folders is also quickly accomplished using function buttons and traditional file browse tools.

Novice users will be able to use default settings to create well-made archives. Experienced users will like the easily set options. Each well-designed interface includes option tabs that contain simple pull-downs, radio buttons, and text boxes to set compression levels, methods, dictionaries, and even encryption. Most users will find this app one of the most simple to set exactly to their preferences.

Anyone looking for a small and useful archiving tool should give PeaZip a test. Most won't continue their search.

 
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User Reviews
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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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5 stars

"PeaZip is fantastic"

October 09, 2013  |  By kylesgranma

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.1.1

Pros

Had never heard of this before,but when I could not open an RAR file I went looking. This was suggested. It is fantastic,opens them all and is very easy to use.

Cons

I have nothing but good to say about this download

Summary

Will tell friends about it,cause it works

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5 stars

"Finally an unzipper that's free!"

July 11, 2013  |  By d_train

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.0

Pros

Works as well as WinZip yet it's free!

Cons

what's not to like?

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5 stars

"Works perfectly"

June 29, 2013  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: PeaZip 5.0

Pros

- extracts numerous (over 170) types of compressed files and packages, including RAR, ZIP & 7z
- super-fast extraction
- ultra compact compression, esp with the 7z format
- FREE and open source
- easy to use interface
- perfect windows shell integration

Cons

Sometimes archives with foreign language filenames may not extract or give an error message. I just rename them in English and they open/extract perfectly.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.1
Version 2.5.1 includes updated localizations.
General
Publisher Giorgio Tani
Publisher web site http://peazip.sourceforge.net/
Release Date February 26, 2009
Date Added February 26, 2009
Version 2.5.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.86MB
File Name peazip-5.5.1.WINDOWS.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,197,150
Downloads Last Week 9,125
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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