PeaZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 164 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.9.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,197,150
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 24, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,125
  • 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

"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 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 stars

"great program"

May 07, 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.9.2
Version 4.9.2 improved file/archive browser with new theming engine, more keyboard shortcuts, more available browser's styles and sizes, improved Recent menu, and better information during drag and drop operations.
General
Publisher Giorgio Tani
Publisher web site http://peazip.sourceforge.net/
Release Date April 24, 2013
Date Added April 24, 2013
Version 4.9.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 8
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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