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PeaZip is a cross-platform file and archive manager. The tool has a nice interface, which resembles that of Windows Explorer, so you’ll probably have no difficulties to use it. Besides, the fact that it's cross-platform means that you can use the same interface independently of the operating system. Apart from the default file browser layout, you can also use two others: the extraction and the archiving layouts. And not only that, you also have the possibility of using a simplified interface if you open Pea Extractor or Pea Utils. Moreover, you can change the way the application looks by changing its default theme. Fortunately, there’s also very detailed documentation.
In terms of archive format support, the application can create and extract contents from multiple extensions, including 7Z, XZ, PAQ, ARC, WRC, QUAD, BALZ, BZ2, TAR, GZ, ZIP and ZIPX. However, you can only extract data from other file types, such as ACE, ARJ, CAB, CPIO, Z, ISO, UDF, LHA, LZH and RAR as well as some Linux and Mac archive formats. It’s good that it allows converting between archive formats as well. Likewise, the archives you create can be protected and encrypted.
In order to help you manage files and folders easily, the application lets you use filters and search utilities. As a useful addition, the tool can also generate and manage passwords. Besides, you can easily split and join files. Finally, the tool includes a system benchmark to assess your system hardware power.
All in all, PeaZip is a versatile file manager with plenty of archiving features. It supports system integration, so right-click commands are accessible. Luckily, there's a portable version, which, of course, doesn’t require installation and can be run even from external devices.
- It has a nice interface
- It's easy to use
- It has various interface layouts
- It includes some nice additions
- There’s a portable version
- It's cross-platform
- Some formats are supported for extraction only