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5 Best Alternatives to 7-Zip

5 Best Alternatives to 7-Zip

In this article, we will review the 5 best apps similar to 7-Zip.

1. WinZip

WinZip is a file archiver or data compression software published by WinZip Computing Inc. Primarily developed for Microsoft Windows, it features both a graphical user interface (GUI) and a command line interface (CLI) for use in other operating systems.

In the market since 1990, WinZip is a well-known and popular file compression software for Windows. Compared to 7-Zip, WinZip is easier to use and has a smaller learning curve.

2. RAR

RAR is a proprietary archiver developed by Eugene Roshal, also known as Yuriy Tararadash, a Russian programmer, jointly with Alexander Roshal, a Belarusian computer programmer. RAR is a proprietary format, meaning that while it is available for purchase, the source code is not available for free distribution.

Compared to 7-Zip, RAR is a proprietary format that can only be used on certain platforms.

3. Zip

Zip is a file format that supports lossless data compression. The term zip is derived from the word "compress" in the game of poker, where players would "zip up" their cards and cash before leaving the table.

Zip is a proprietary compression format that can only be used on certain platforms.

4. 7-Zip

7-Zip is a file archiver, i.e. a computer program that supports the packing and unpacking of a variety of compressed and un-compressed archive formats, including some incomplete formats, such as TAR.

7-Zip is a very popular open-source compression software for Windows, Linux, and Mac. 7-Zip is available in two editions, a command line interface and a graphical user interface.

5. WinRAR

WinRAR is a multi-platform software for RAR and ZIP archives. WinRAR is able to unpack RAR, ZIP, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, CAB, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7-Zip, Z archives.

WinRAR is a proprietary format that can only be used on certain platforms.

09 Apr 2021