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PeaZip

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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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All User Reviews

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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

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

    December 1, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "PeaZip is fantastic"

    October 9, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Full Featured - No Cost GPL license"

    June 14, 2013  |   By mpmacal

    Version: PeaZip 4.9.2

    Pros

    * All archive types - many you will never use.
    * Super easy interface - You will never struggle to find a feature.
    * Reliable - I've never had a freeze or an error.
    * One click away from modifying menu integration (Windows).
    * Fully customizable and scriptable (for repetitive tasks like backups).
    * 64 Bit version available.
    * Configurable encryption.
    * Intelligent error messages (e.g. un-writable directories)
    * No cost.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    Changed from a licensed version of WinZip to get more file types and scripting tools.
    Truly a tool that is excellent for easy day to day use, or as a more advanced tool for projects (back up scenarios, pre-sized split volumes, etc.).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works perfectly."

    May 29, 2013  |   By rasheed12824

    Version: PeaZip 4.9.2

    Pros

    - extracts numerous types of compressed files, including RAR, ZIP & 7z
    - super-fast extraction
    - ultra compact compression, esp with the 7z format
    - FREE and open source

    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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  • 5.0 stars

    "great program"

    May 7, 2013  |   By salesalex

    Version: PeaZip 4.9.2

    Pros

    it has unique features like not any other archive manager = PEAZIP CAN EXTRACT EXE FILES .....incredible ....I had extracted driver installation program and updated video drivers thanks to peazip .

    Cons

    the only con is i didn't find it earlier .

    Summary

    if someone is suspicious because of negative comments = just download portable version of peazip , unzip it and use that instead of installer

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