Best free compression software

Posted by Avijit on August 31st, 2010

You want to send large amount of images to your friend, or want to send some important document to your office employees in a protected manner, you are not able find the utility software to do so, hopefully a compression software may help you a lot. Using compression software, you can compress thousands of files into a single compressed file. Some of the compression utility can even split the compressed file along with the strong encrypted password protection.

7 ? Zip 9.15

7-zip is well-known compression software with high compression ratio. It supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, .RPM and  .DEB. For ZIP & GZIP formats 7zip provides compression ratio that is 2 to 10% better then ratio provided by PKZip & WinZip. It has self-extracting capability for 7z format. It also other many feature like integration with windows shell, powerful file manager, Powerful command line version, plug-in for FAR Manager, Localization for 47 language support,works in DOS using HX Extender, there is port of command line version for DOS, Linux/Unix etc. The latest version of the software is ? 9.15 size ? 1.03 MB.

IZArc 4.1

IZArc is a powerful utility that support many achieve format like 7zip, A, ACE, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO etc. This software interface is very user friendly, the latest version of the software is ? 4.12 size ? 4.46 MB.

PeaZip 3.2.

PeaZip is archiver tool it is released for windows and Linux. This software support 118 file type like 7z, 7zip sfx, ACE, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, RAR, RPM, SPLIT, TAR, Z, ZIP, ARC etc. It has some important feature those are edit, save & restore archive layouts, Apply multiple filters to achieve contents, archive splitting & joining, archive splitting & joining, File comparison & checksum/hash etc. The latest version of the software is ? 3.2.1 size ? 6.30 MB.

TUGZip 3.5.

TUGZip is a very powerful archiving utility with user-friendly interface. It support so many file formats, those are 7zip, BZ2, CAB, LHA, LZH, SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 etc. It also support external plug-in, repair corrupted ZIP & SQX archives. The latest version of the software is ? size ? 3.82 MB.

Finally, there other powerful and robust compression utility available on the Internet, such as WinZip, Winrar and many more, but they are commercial product. But the free utilities; which mentioned above, the can compete with those commercial products, not only that, some of them have more potentiality from those commercial products.

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