PeaZip is a free cross-platform file archiver that provides an unified portable GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX. It can create 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, PAQ, PEA, QUAD or BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP archives. Extract over 130 archive types: ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, and ZIPX. PeaZip suppors a wide array of advanced file and archive management features (search, bookmarks, thumbnail viewer, hashing, find duplicate files, convert archives), especially focused on security.
The distinctive trait of the program is the innovative and easy to use compression/extraction interface, more similar to CD burners interfaces rather than to a classic file compressor. This design makes extremely simple to check (and update) items set for compression and extraction, integrating a full featured file manager component. Also, tasks created in the GUI can be easily saved as batch scripts, in order to automate backup operations, or for fine tuning, or for learning purpose, bridging the gap between the ease of use of GUI applications and power and flexibility of console.
What's new in this version:
Version 4.5.1 adds support for Open Office 1.x files (SX* or ST*), PCV MozBackup files, BSZ (BS Player), RMSKIN (Rainmeter), WSZ or WAL (Winamp), and WMZ (Windows Media Player) skin files.