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PeaZip can help you reduce the size of your files by compressing them. Equally, it can decompress multiple types of archive formats. As other applications of its kind, it can also split the source files or folders into multiple smaller archives so that they can fit specific storage capacities.
The program has a friendly graphic user interface, unlikely to pose difficulties to any user. Moreover, you can avoid dealing with the standard interface at all by simply using the commands available from the system explorer. Thus, if you select a file or folder, you can use a secondary click to start compressing it using the default parameters. In many respects, it works quite similarly to other popular archivers, such as WinZip and WinRAR.
PeaZip has two different versions: one that is meant to be installed on the system and a portable version that can be run right from an external memory device. Although it may seem that the second is more advantageous as no installation is necessary, it will not show any right-click command. Instead, you should open the application and then drag and drop the desired elements onto its window. Therefore, it is up to you to decide which of these versions is more appropriate for your needs.
In general, PeaZip has the advantage of being open-source while supporting a wide range of formats. Moreover, it can password-protect your files using strong encryption algorithms. Unfortunately, it will sometimes show advertisement related to other applications, which may become annoying for some users.
- It supports a wide range of archive types.
- It is very easy to use.
- It works very fast.
- It can create multiple archived volumes.
- It uses strong encryptions algorithms to protect your files with passwords.
- It is open-source.
- It can detect duplicates.
What's new in version 4.8
Image manager, handles BMP, JPEG, PNG and TIFF images
rotate, flip, mirror, crop, transform: resize/fit to, and convert in a single passage
Functions side bar: quick acess to alphabetically sorted most commonly used functions of the program.
Presets in Organize menu collects most common browser's settings, featured also in Organize group in context menu and in status bar
Browser's presets can be toggled with Alt 6, Sorting is now toggled with Alt 5
Updated themes and PeaLauncher icon
Various minor fixes and enhancements
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Improved mail integration
Send by mail option featured in main archive creation/conversion tab
Send by mail by default now does not keep a copy of the sent archive on the filesystem
Added Keep archive switch to optionally save on the filesystem archives sent by mail
Added -add2multi7zmail and -add2multizipmail switches (for context menu entries) to copress and mail
Added "Zip and mail" context menu entry, enabled by default, in context menu install screen
Added WIM to quick format selection menus
Fixed Convert quick format selection popup menu when browsing archives, only formats suitable for conversion procedure are presented
Fixed opening with custom application inside ARC format
PeaLauncher minimized status is inherited by following instances, in order to not steal focus when multiple instances are operating in background
Previewing archived files with PeaZip sets the temporary copy read only, so the user is presented "save as" dialog if files are changed
New installation option "No system integration", avoids menu entries and file associations
Default, Custom and No system integration options are now available in the Options > System integration wizard
What's new in version 4.4
PeaZip 4.4 improves extraction and archiving interfaces, with a new, simpler to read and use layout, clearly divided in input and output area, removing all redundant information and graphic, and featuring all most significant options in the first tab.
Alongside various other fixes and improvements, it is now possible to use only keyfiles, only passwords, or both, to encrypt files.
A total of 136 file extensions are supported (added support for opening OXT files as archives).
What's new in version 4.3
- Added support to open as archive EPUB ebook file format, a total of 135 file extensions are supported - formats usually not handled as archives can be opened from PeaZip's context menu "Open as archive" rather being associated with the application directly, which would be inconvenient for most users.
- Address field can now be set to be viewed as breadcrumb (default) or string, with "Show address as breadcrumb" flag in address bar navigation dropdown menu
- Improved password management
- Improved search
- Fixed: create ARC with relative paths fails if path contains space
- Open as archive moved to root level of file browser context menu for better visibility
What's new in version 4.2
Immersive mode for file browser (full screen, no window border), toggle with Ctrl F11 (option is volatile, not saved in configuration, it is just meant for enhancing browsing space on request)
Improved custom applications menus
allows 8 more applications, links or scripts
automatically detects recent AVG versions, Microsoft Security Essentials, Google Chrome
Improved thumbnail viewer
does not rebuild thumbnails when sorting
free memory changing small/large icon size
Fixed: (Windows) browsing computer's root may fail at application startup
Fixed: (Windows) loading list of objects from system context menu may not work under some conditions, only the first time application runs in a session
Fixed: descending sorting is now remembered
Fixed: correct size is now reported in status bar for selected items over 2GB
Various minor fixes and improvements
EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
ARC format, now archiving relative paths by default, optionally absolute paths can be stored (advanced options tab in archive creation interface)
More information dispayed in report tab during operation: completed strings are displayed
Reduce packages size
some superseeded formats (lpaq1/5, paq8f/jd/l) moved to external plugin
uses uncompressed Winodws icons (package compression is more efficient)
What's new in version 3.9
PeaZip 3.9.1 updates application's look and feel, with new Windows icons and 48 px application's icons for "Icon" mode.
The new release adds support for ZIPX archives, and features contextual menus for toolbar buttons, i.e. to directly archive (or convert) selected items in the specified format, and for address bar (history, latest searches).
Packages were optimized in order to feature less files and 20% smaller installer, and now uses non compressed main executables to reduce memory usage of the application.
What's new in version 1.8
Updated frontend to use 7z 4.47 beta, adding support for archiving open for writing files, fast Deflate and Deflate64, read/write AES encrypted ZIP files (WinZip AE standard);
Added read support for ACE archives;
Added read support for SLP (Stampede Linux package);
Added suggest password function
Free Zip files utility, free Rar files extractor
extract rar archives
Compress, convert, split, encrypt, secure delete
Open RAR TAR 7Z ZIP ZIPX files, 150+ formats supported
Supported systems: Windows 9x, Windows NT/2K/XP,
Windows Vista/7/8 (32 and 64 bit), ReactOS, Wine
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