PeaZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 162 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,132,713
  • Date Added:
    October 07, 2013
  • File Size:
    5.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,106
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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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  • 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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.1.1
    Version 5.1.1 brings various fixes to improve user experience, and updates translations.
    General
    Publisher Giorgio Tani
    Publisher web site http://peazip.sourceforge.net/
    Release Date October 06, 2013
    Date Added October 07, 2013
    Version 5.1.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Compression
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 5.84MB
    File Name peazip-5.4.1.WINDOWS.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,132,713
    Downloads Last Week 10,106
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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