PeaZip

PeaZip 4.9

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PeaZip can help you manage multiple types of archives
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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.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • It shows advertisement
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