PeaZip

PeaZip 5.3

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PeaZip is a free archive file manager that includes many extra functions
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PeaZip is a free archive file manager that allows you to create, browse, extract, and secure-delete archive files in all popular formats. The program can create archive files in such famous formats as ZIP, ARC, 7Z, BZ2, TAR, and others, while it can browse and extract archive files in more than 150 formats, including RAR, ISO, ACE, CAB, ARJ, ZIPX, and many more besides the previously-mentioned ones.

The program offers a simple and intuitive user interface that looks and behaves pretty much like a standard Windows Explorer. This interface includes a self-explanatory toolbar whose layout can be rotated among three view modes – Archive manager, File manager, and Image manager. The Archive manager mode provides you with specific commands to work with archive files, such as add to archive, convert, extract, delete from archive, etc. The File manager mode, on the other hand, offers you typical file management functionality, such as cut, copy, paste, and create new folder. Finally, the Image manager mode allows you to perform certain actions with your image files, such as rotate, crop, and transform them.

As you can see, PeaZip offers you more possibilities than simple archive file management. Other helpful functions that come with PeaZip are password management, secure file encryption, task scheduling, duplicate file finding, and file renaming, just to mention the most representative ones. All those extra functions and tools are a great value-add for PeaZip that you will hardly find in other archive file managers.

All in all, PeaZip is a great software tool that provides you with all the functionality you usually find on commercial archive managers, such as WinZip or WinRAR, and that includes even more helpful tools and functions. And you can enjoy all that functionality for free.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Capable of extracting elements from archive files in more than 150 formats
  • Can be used as a standard file explorer
  • Includes basic image editing functions
  • Includes many additional helpful tools

Cons

  • A bit uncolored and "out-of-date" interface
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