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PowerArchiver 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 90 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.03.04
  • Total Downloads:
    1,414,501
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $22.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    29.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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PowerArchiver is a central one-stop compression shop that can handle all available formats.

Pros

Streamlined interface: Menus are grouped together in common sense categories, and the program is easy to figure out right away.

Compression and cloud: PowerArchiver can handle any form of compression you throw at it, including the fairly new 7 Zip format. It can also back up to cloud storage, handle your FTP, encrypt your files, and batch compress them all with just a few clicks.

Cons

Homegrown problems: PowerArchiver has been through a few versions already and is known to have versions released with known faults. Frequent updates are frustrating if you don't want to mess with updating or consulting the forum for work-arounds.

Small batch only: PowerArchiver doesn't do well with batches of over 100 files.

Bottom Line

PowerArchiver is a powerful and fairly reliable archive, compression, and encryption program. Given its fluid development, PowerArchiver is best suited for users who need a reliable hub for compression and who like being part of the development community.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PowerArchiver 14.06.01.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"The best there is on the planet Earth."

October 04, 2014  |  By morrisjcmll

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2013 14.06.01

Pros

Fast, accurate, reliable, almost unlimited in scope and power

Cons

There are no Cons from my point of view. It works as designed.

Summary

I have used this product for years and, in my opinion, this is the best archiver software available today. It has never let me down. I have put this archiver through grueling tests with incredibly huge amounts of data and it handles them all effortlessly. If you want power, reliability and speed, this is the tool for the job.

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5 stars

"All the features you need"

December 08, 2013  |  By Randy Bell

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2013 14.01.06

Pros

wil open all the archive formats you the user can possibly come across. PA has improved in speed of opening and extraction. Versatile, plenty of choices to customize compression levels, etc.

Cons

none, unless you want something free

Summary

A friend on an online Security Forum introduced me to this product years ago; and I've used it ever since. Compares favorably to the other major products in this category: WinZip, WinRar, etc. Has all the features you the user could want, and then some. Updated often, with a very active community of users. PA has its own forum; the developers seem very committed to constant improvement of this product: seeking to improve opening speed; speed of extraction; shell integration; even integration with the ftp protocol, and your email client. Highly recommend.

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5 stars

"TOP OF THE LINE ARCHIVE PROGRAM"

March 29, 2013  |  By OmegaParticle

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2012 13.02.02

Pros

This application isn't one of the best.. It is the BEST!.. and why?

Well, unlike other archive applications out their such as WinZip, Stuffit, WinRAR etc the developers have focused on compatibility, regular updates based on users feedback and recently security , backup , FTP and now cloud compatibility.

Cons

The biggest con is users who feel the need to wine over issues they experience. But they don't mention that the support is excellent, you have a open forum with dozens of skilled PA users willing to help and the developers are also contactable directly via the support page.

PA has a Registry backup tool that you can save your settings and configurations it also act's as a support measure allow the developers to review any issues that you are having.

Summary

PowerArchiver is a fantastic tool with regular updates and a fantastic communication between user and developer.

If I were to say anything is that these guys have a clear goal to make PA the best tool for the job.

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5 stars

"Ribbon Stealing UI"

January 19, 2012  |  By Gatling_Infinite

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2011 12.01.03

Pros

Ribbon UI...

Cons

Look stealing from Microsoft......

Summary

Stealing Ribbon UI

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4 stars

"One cannot do without this app"

June 16, 2011  |  By tlmlotshwa

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2010 11.71

Pros

it is compatible with most programs

Cons

none that i can think of

Summary

Keep it up!

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5 stars

"Does everything you need from an archive program."

June 05, 2011  |  By geezman

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2010 11.71

Pros

Has tons of supported formats and it compresses/decompresses them quickly. I also love the burner and iso virtual drive features of the Pro version. I have been a user since 2007 and has never caused me any problems. It just works!

Cons

None that I can think of.

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2 stars

"Kind of misbehaved"

March 11, 2011  |  By timm73

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2010 11.71

Pros

Wide range of formats.

Cons

This program completely ignored my custom setup specs. It associated itself with every compression format plus, image files, cdrom image files, audio files, need I go on? It seemed like it associated with every zip extension and every open extension.

Summary

This program might be good. I'm not going to review it in my current mood, having to repair so many associations. My image viewer crashes now and I'm having issues with my burner app, so I guess I'll be reinstalling that. I have a masters in programming, so I'm quite aware of the (absent minded) error her. Hope it isn't a sign.

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5 stars

"His name tells everything! Right stuff!"

July 07, 2010  |  By Blade10X

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2010 11.62.04

Pros

Powerful! Real flock of features and many additional features. Options you won't find in regular archivers. High quality acrhiver.

Cons

Nothing, except very boring nag screen which tells you about the licence status when you open the program.

Summary

If i'd knew before, instead of WinRAR i'll rather use PowerArchiver. He's way much more powerful and featurefull than WinRAR.

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4 stars

"They ARE getting their act together"

March 13, 2010  |  By UProf

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2010 11.62.04

Pros

Great product; lots of features, and now, at least for now, flawless execution. They have been far more cautious before releasing versions. That is a huge plus. If they continue on this trajectory, it will be merit 5 stars . . . easily.

Cons

none right now.

Summary

Great products; lots of features, and now, at least, flawless execution. They have been far more cautious before releasing versions. That is a huge plus. If they continue on this trajectory, it will be merit 5 start.

Updated on May 2, 2010

I spoke too quickly.

There are still a number of quirks with the software. And they are busy developing new features before getting the ones they have fixed.

One of their bloggers also occasionally gets snarky with people who lament PA's problems.

So . . . sigh . . . I am going to have to permanently go back to WinZip. WZ is too expensive (since being purchased by Corel); it lacks features it really should have. However, I never once had the kinds of problems that regularly plague PowerArchiver.

Such a waste of a potentially fine product.

Updated on May 2, 2010

I spoke too quickly.

There are still a number of quirks with the software. And they are busy developing new features before getting the ones they have fixed.

One of their bloggers also occasionally gets snarky with people who lament PA's problems.

So . . . sigh . . . I am going to have to permanently go back to WinZip. WZ is too expensive (since being purchased by Corel); it lacks features it really should have. However, I never once had the kinds of problems that regularly plague PowerArchiver.

Such a waste of a potentially fine product.

ONE AND A HALF STARS!!!!

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1 stars

"Tremendous potential, mostly unrealized"

October 22, 2009  |  By UProf

 |  Version: PowerArchiver 2010 11.60

Pros

Nice appearance; fast compression and extraction

Cons

Unreliable. Sloppy. They count on forum members and users to do their work for them. They release versions with problems even a modestly cautious programmer should catch. If you complain, they fix the problems; they may also introduce new ones.

Summary

If they ever get their act together, watch out. They will take the archive market by storm. But if the continue to prematurely release their product, they will turn users off. I have a lifetime subscription, so I am sure I will give it a shot sometime in the future.; But after four months of trying, I still cannot count on it working correctly. So I reluctantly purchased an upgrade to WinZip 14. I would love to leave WZ, but PA just doesn't make that feasible.

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General
Publisher ConeXware
Publisher web site http://www.conexware.com/
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 15.03.04
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.92MB
File Name powarc150304.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,414,501
Downloads Last Week 73
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $22.95

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