PeaZip

Free of charge for any use and free of any kind of advertising bundle, PeaZip is an open-source (LGPL) file archiver, a free alternative to software like WinRar and WinZip, for Linux and Windows. Version 6.0.0 is a major release of PeaZip that adds new features to the existing functionality. Innovations include ability to open/extract in the new RAR5 format, full support for Unicode filenames, quick search and new themes to customize PeaZip's look and feel. PeaZip now supports more than 180 archive types (including 7Z, RAR, TAR, ZIP, ZIPX and so on) and provides useful file management features, such as encryption, file split, verify hash and secure delete. PeaZip adds that, unlike most other classic file archivers like WinZip and WinRar, its archiver is natively portable and cross-platform/multiplatform software that is available for computers or tablets running 32-bit and 64-bit Windows (9x, NT/2K/XP, Vista/7/8/10, ReactOS, Wine), Linux or BSD x86 and x86-64.

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James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal.