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Friday, 12 April 2013

5 Best Compressing/Decompressing Tools

We are back again with new topics to discuss on, that is 5 best compressing tools for Windows and Linux Users. The Compressing/Archiving  tools, without which drives in our PC/Laptops would be bottle necked. These tools have made our life easier than before by saving an effective amount of precious storage space.

5 Best Compressing tools

Getting on to the point , Today we'll be discussing Best Freeware/Shareware Compressing/Decompressing tools for our users, lace with Windows/Linux OS. Those tools are as follows.



  • 7-Zip  

  • PeaZip 

  •  FreeArc 

  •  WinRAR

  •  Universal Extractor

     

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    7-zip (Freeware):

     

    7-zip for Windows/Linux/Mac

                   7-zip ranks first in our top 5 list as there is absence of all useless and extra elements in its UI. besides its UI,  it supports variety of packing/unpacking formats like 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM with incorporation of AES-256 bit Encryption to ensure Tight Security for your files. Also provides integration with windows shell and command line support too.

    Supported OS: Windows, Linux, Mac.
    Download link for 7-zip

     

     

    PeaZip (Freeware)

     
    Peazip for Windows/Linux

                 On Second ranking comes Peazip , similar to 7-zip it is  again freeware tool with good, clutter free User-Interface . Talking about formats supported , it supports about 150 of them. moving onto the exciting features , it facilitates archive conversion, file splitting/merging,  byte-to-byte file comparison, discovering duplicate files. other common features  Encryption and Command Line support provided is similar to that of 7zip.

    Supported OS: Windows, Linux, BSD.
    Download link for Peazip

    FreeArc (Freeware)

     

    FreeArc  for Windows/Linux

               Third ranker, FreeArc again freeware compressing/archiving tool with PeaZip User Interface. Best part of this tool is according to our testing we found it quite faster than above two. All Features are almost identical to above tools the only point where it stands aside is Encryption provided, it supports AES/Blowfish/Twofish/Serpent . but due other downsides of it like no support for 64bit and lack of support  multi-volume archives , it stands at third position in our list.

    Supported OS: Windows, Linux.
    Download link for FreeArc

    WinRAR(Shareware)

     
    WinRAR  for Windows

             Fourth runner-up WinRAR ,though it is not freeware li ke above three. But due to its Extensive User Interface covering novice/intermediate/advance user makes it stand in our list. It supports RAR and ZIP for packing/unpacking and CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, 7Z, Z archives for unpacking. With support for AES encryption and ability to create self extracting and multi-volume archives. According to its developers it could support archives up to 8,589 billion gigabytes in size sounds interesting.

    Supported OS: Windows.
    Download link for WinRAR


    Universal Extractor(Freeware):

     

    Universal Extractor  for Windows

     

                     Last in our List , Univeral Extractor . As the name suggest it is only unpacking tool , sounds weird what this tool is doing here if it can only unpack, right ? but wait a sec it can unpack virtually any archives, self extracting EXE sufficient and the only interesting features about it.
       
    Supported OS: Windows. 
    Download link for Universal Extractor

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